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Pump peg, please advise!(8 posts)

Pump peg, please advise!jamis rider
Jun 5, 2001 8:40 PM
I just bought a Topeak Road Morph for my new Jamis Ventura road bike. My bike has a pump peg, but I have no idea how to use it, or really "what it does." Please clarify my confusion and tell me how to use it so I don't look dumb on those group rides.. Thanks!
re: Pump peg, please advise!s. mcfall
Jun 6, 2001 6:16 AM
the peg holds your pump..the pump has to be a frame pump for it to work...frame pumps have a indent for the peg..hope this hellps you.
re: Pump peg, please advise!Len J
Jun 6, 2001 6:23 AM
I think the Topeak Road Morph is a mini pump. Pump Pegs are designed for full size "Frame" Pumps. Your morph should have come with mounting bracket & instructions. Most seem to mount using Water cage bolts. Good luck.
You need a Zefal hpXcory
Jun 6, 2001 9:48 AM
Everybody needs a Zefal hpX, the world's best "frame-fit" pump.
In the old days, back when cyclists used pumps that really worked, Zefal and Silca and others made them in different lengths to fit different frames (hence the name). They were spring-loaded. One end of the pump goes at the junction of the top and seat tubes. The other has a little depression in it, and the pump peg goes into that.
Zefals still come in sizes; you order them by length to fit your top tube. If you have a Nashbar catalog around, it has a graphic showing how it works.
Zefal hpX is the s%#tmike mcmahon
Jun 6, 2001 10:04 AM
Cory's right when he says this pump is the best frame pump out there. If you've got a pump peg and are not a total weight weenie (and maybe even if you are), go with the Zefal frame pump. You'll be glad you did the first time you're at the side of the road refilling the tube with relative ease rather than struggling with a mini-pump.
Gotta' agree. I love bayou
Jun 6, 2001 1:21 PM
Can 'ya tell I had 2 appointments cancel?
You need a Zefal hpX--AGREE!!!!Andy M-S
Jun 6, 2001 1:34 PM
I have one on of each of my bikes. One is slightly bent from a car-bike collision (the bike was toast) but still works fine.

I have fixed my own flats a few times, and handed the pump to folks who have run out of CO2 more than once.

Zefal HPX pumps are about the best $20 investment a cyclist can make.
re: Pump peg, please advise!Shad
Jun 6, 2001 2:13 PM
I have the Topeak road morph & a Zefal frame pump. The frame pumps do work nicely with the peg and have a very clean look. I however prefer the Topeak because of the floor-pump like hose. After squeezing the tire back on the rim with a new tube, all your effert can go into the pump stroke without breaking the valve stem. With a pump that attaches directly to the stem, precaution must be taken to protect the valve or you will be changing the tube over again. The Topeak does attach better with a couple pump straps rather than the cheapo plastic device it comes with.

Only my opinion, worth what it costs.

Apple valley, MN