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frame pump on seatstay?(3 posts)

frame pump on seatstay?ColnagoFE
Apr 17, 2002 2:28 PM
My Master XL doesn't have a pump peg and rather than jury rig something to work on the top tube for a full size frame pump, can I just get a pump that fits between my rear dropout along the seatstay and the other end on the seattube? Does anyone else do this and does the pump stay in place pretty well?
re: frame pump on seatstay?boneman
Apr 18, 2002 1:05 AM
I've seen many pictures of pro riders training using just that set up. My only concern would be that if the pump came out, for whatever reason, the end result would not be good. That being said, most pumps are fairly light and their own inertia would be fairly low so that as long as the compressed fit was good and not overly compressed, it probably wouldn't come out. I've used a plastic zip tie on the headtube and it has worked well although it's not the most elegant solution.
Other possibilities...retro
Apr 18, 2002 7:18 AM
If you can find one that fits, it should work--I ran my mountain bike like that for awhile. I've also put the pump BEHIND the seat tube, in front of the tire, but that was on an old touring bike with loooong chainstays.
Zefal used to make a holder called (I think) a Doohickey that bolts to the bridge between the chainstays and holds the pump between itself and the seat lug. Haven't seen them in awhile, but you might check bike shops.
There are also several types of rubber pads that Velcro onto the tubes and hold the pump anywhere you want. They're used mostly on mountain bikes around here, but the top tube on my Atlantis is about half an inch too long for the biggest Zefal, so I have one on that. Works fine.