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where can you buy attachable pump pegs/mounts?(10 posts)

where can you buy attachable pump pegs/mounts?tarwheel
Apr 23, 2003 5:38 AM
I finally bought a Zefal HPX frame pump for use on longer rides instead of CO2. (Performance has them on sale for $17.50). However, neither of my bikes have pump pegs. I know you can use a zip tie for a peg, but that doesn't sound very secure. Doesn't Zefal make an attachable pump peg that mounts to a head tube? Anyone know were I could buy one?
re: where can you buy attachable pump pegs/mounts?ukiahb
Apr 23, 2003 7:23 AM
I used a clamp on Zefal peg on the head tube intended to be mounted on the seat tube, cut and ground it down to fit the pump head better. Have this on two of my bikes and it works really well, tried a cable tie, but wasn't happy with it, not very secure. The photo shows the clamp behore cutting and grinding...
hmmm, so the Zefal mount is designed to fit on seat tube?tarwheel
Apr 23, 2003 7:32 AM
Seems like a lot -- if not most -- folks would want to mount the pump under the top tube. You setup is just what I am looking for. I found the Zefal clamp at excelsports, but from the pictures it looked like it was designed for the seattube rather than headtube. Guess I'll have to do some jury-rigging.
Installed my Zefal clamp on top tube, close to head lug (nm)Dale Brigham
Apr 23, 2003 7:49 AM
I used a zip lock tie + velcro straps...DINOSAUR
Apr 23, 2003 8:22 AM
When I packed a Blackburn frame pump it came with a couple of zip lock ties. However just using the zip lock made the pump rattle like crazy and I picked up a couple of velcro zip lock straps in the electrical department of our local hardware store. I cinched down real tight and no more rattles. But it got to be a pain taking off the straps each time I cleaned up my bike after a ride. But if you just used it on occasional it probably wouldn't bother you. I opt for a mini frame pump if I'm riding far from home. You might want to take your pump to the hardware store and make sure you pick up the right size zip lock, as if the head of the zip lock is too big it won't fit properly in the pump. Or just pick up a couple of zip locks in assorted sizes. Oh-use caution when and ever you decide to remove the zip lock from your head tube, I chipped the paint on my Klein. They are easier to get on then off....
a (slightly) better photo of a modified Zefal peg......ukiahb
Apr 23, 2003 8:31 AM
that helpstarwheel
Apr 23, 2003 9:50 AM
Looks like you just filed off the peg and are using the other piece instead. Does it hold the pump real securely? I'm hesitant to use velcro straps because it seems like they would rub off the top-tube paint over time.
that helpsukiahb
Apr 23, 2003 8:26 PM
It's VERY secure, more than a conventional peg if anything since it can be shaped to fit the pump head perfectly...but Zefal HPx's rattle like a mutha when mounted horizontally, so you still need a pump strap or a piece of foam between the pump and frame, etc....
I Had The Same Dilema a Couple of Weeks Ago...serbski
Apr 23, 2003 5:46 PM
...when mounting a Blackburn to the top tube. I did the zip tie thing, buying one of the thicker ones I could find. I actually clipped the zip tie's square-shaped "head" (or whatever you call that bit) with toenail clippers into a pyramid shape and then filed it down a bit so it would fit *just so* into the pump. The really important thing to make the zip tie stay put is to get a section of thin rubber and put that in between the zip tie and the head tube--once affixed tightly it WILL NOT move. I used some leftover rubber that came with my Cateye computer though I imagine that a bit of old innertube would be perfect actually. The only drawback is that the rubber/zip tie will stand out on your head tube unless the bike is dark-colored though on my yellow Look it actually doesn't appear too ugly. Once completed, I took the set-up on the most rutted out and bumpy roads I know of and could not make the pump rattle or slip and it has stayed put for quite some time now. Hope this helps. BTW, it is so much easier using a full-sized frame pump than a mini pump that getting a flat is far less depressing now! Good luck.
you can also use a strap.desmo
Apr 23, 2003 7:56 PM
If your Zefal fits compressed by the headtube you can just cinch it up to the top tube with a Jandek (? think that's what I have or similar) pump strap. The one I have has a foam piece that goes between the frame and pump and then a velcro band that ties it all up. Does not vibrate, will never fall out, and does not mess up your headtube decal/look like a clamp-on peg. If you position it right it also works great as a handle bar stop on a fixie.