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Mini pump recommendations.(5 posts)

Mini pump recommendations.Sintesi
May 21, 2002 10:07 AM
Here's what I'm looking for: I need a mini pump that will fit easily in my jersey pocket. My nightly rides are near my house and/or transportation and it only needs to be powerful enough to see me home. Easy, small, light and decent basic functon is what I need. Can you help me? Not really interseted in CO2, the cartridges don't appeal to me.

i have a good frame pump that I take with me on longer rides but it rattles and I'm unsatisfied with the mounting system. So here is question two: Do you know of an after-market mounting system that is very secure? I mean very secure? The roads around here stink. I heard Two-Fish made one but I don't know how well it works.

As always, I'm open to new suggestions. Thx folks.
crank brosWannabe
May 21, 2002 10:15 AM
Based on suggestions I received here when I posed the very same question was to go with the Crank Brothers mini-pump. It is a nice pump, but fortunately, I have not needed to use it since I purchased it. Fits in my jersey pocket easily (also was a req. for me).

Andy
don't like minis, but I do have an ugly mounting solutionretro
May 21, 2002 12:03 PM
I've given up on mini-pumps in favor of my old reliable Zefal hpX, which not only rattles but is fractionally too short for the top tube on my 64cm frame (it IS the long one). Best (though ugly) solution I've found is a pair of rubber blocks shaped to Velcro onto the tube and hold the pump. I think I got mine for 7 bucks at REI; they might be made by Zefal, too. Can't remember what they're called, but it's something like "pump blocks" or "pump pads."
second the crank bros.czardonic
May 21, 2002 12:20 PM
It works well, though even with the two settings it would take a significant amount of effort to get anything but a minimal amount of pressure into the tire. Nonthelsess, it is small and very light.

On the frame mounting options: have you tried the velcro straps some companies are selling? Seems like adding one to your current system may eliminate the rattle.
Felt pads.speedisgood
May 21, 2002 6:18 PM
Try sticking a chunk of adhesive felt pad to the pump or your frame where it rattles. You might need velcro to snug it up, too. You can find both at hardware stores.