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Best frame pump?(22 posts)

Best frame pump?mtnpat
Nov 29, 2001 10:15 AM
I checked in the Review section, but did not see a section for pumps.

So, in your opinion, what is the best frame pump?

thanks in advance
Nov 29, 2001 10:24 AM
Blackburn FP-1Tig
Nov 29, 2001 1:04 PM
I've always like the Zefel hpX's, but have a Blackburn FP-1 now. I like it more because it delivers a higher overall psi, but it's still too soon to know if it is a better pump in general. Give me a few years and a dozen or so roadside uses and I'll know more. I'm done with mini-pumps. Those are a false economy.
re: Best frame pump?bikedodger
Nov 29, 2001 10:26 AM
Check the review section of for pumps.

I use a Zefal HPX and am very happy with it.

Zefal HPXTJeanloz
Nov 29, 2001 10:27 AM
Hands down best. Rebuildable, fits in almost any frame, gets all the pressure you need.
He's rightmickey-mac
Nov 29, 2001 10:44 AM
And they last forever. My Zefal is valiantly doing duty on its third frame in about 7 years.
Another vote for Zefalpmf1
Nov 29, 2001 11:00 AM
I just wish my bikes had pump pegs on them. My wife can carry one on her commuting bike.
and another...cory
Nov 29, 2001 11:35 AM
I just ran over my 15-year-old hpX in the driveway, and I've gotta go buy another one at lunch. They don't still cost $12, do they?
I think they're up to $15 these days ...pmf1
Nov 30, 2001 4:41 AM
and worth every penny. Only a balaclava has equal bang for the buck.

Cory -- sure it doesn't work anymore? I'd think running one over with a car wouldn't damage it.
$24.99 - thx, just got one (nm)mtnpat
Nov 30, 2001 8:48 AM
and another ! (nm)MikeC
Nov 29, 2001 12:23 PM
One more! (nm)RhodyRider
Nov 29, 2001 1:07 PM
Nov 29, 2001 7:44 PM
Nov 29, 2001 10:41 AM
If you have a steel bike with pump pegs. Otherwise Blackburn and you can rig a peg using a zip lock tie. I have used Zefal in the past also, my LBS doesn't carry them, bullet proof...if you use a Blackburn with an al frame you will have to cinch up the pump with velcro straps or it will rattle like crazy...or you can just switch to co2 and not worry about a pump...I'm almost there, but I still pack a mini pump for a back up...
All other frame pumps tremble at the name ....cyclinseth
Nov 29, 2001 10:59 AM
Topeak Road Morph.

Just don't rely on it's gauge. Get the zefal gauge to go with it.
New and Stupidmjd
Nov 29, 2001 4:23 PM
I'm new to riding; I need a pump. It sounds like you folks like the frame pumps - sounds like a great choice. My stupid question: I have a peg on the internal portion of my frame near the headset - is this the elusive pump peg to which everyone is referring? Hope so....
Yup. nmMB1
Nov 29, 2001 5:02 PM
Frame pumps and pegsDCP
Nov 30, 2001 6:22 AM
A frame pump has a arched fitting which rests against the seat tube. The other end of the pump has a hole in the center into which the pump peg fits. Spring pressure holds it in place. For all the praise of frame pumps in this post, few riders I ride with have them. A combination of CO2 and mini pump appear more popular.
CO2 and Mini pumps,TJeanloz
Nov 30, 2001 7:32 AM
CO2 and mini pumps are really popular- until somebody has a flat, at which point, the whole group looks around for the guy who was man enough to lug around a Zefal HPX, and sheepishly ask: "Can I borrow your pump?"
That's when I will say hell no! ...mtnpat
Nov 30, 2001 2:31 PM
..just kidding, that's when I will charge them $5 :)

Just bought one, will carry it on it's first ride tomorrow (Skyline Drive, VA)
Hands down: Silca + Campy metal headPeleton Pedro
Nov 30, 2001 9:29 AM
I've had my Silca Imperio (sic?) with a now almost impossible to find Campy metal Presta head for 21 years (count 'em) now. Maybe I'll replace the rubber seals for the first time this year...
Silca + Campy metal headguido
Nov 30, 2001 1:48 PM
I'm the only guy in East Texas who still uses Silca Imperio's. Got the last one from Colorado Cyclist in about 1994, when I backstepped onto the old one and cracked it, while mounting a wheel. Silcas are lighter than HPXs, and fit so nicely along the top tube. I hardly ever use them, but when I have, they've always worked, mostly because there's nothing to go bad. Just remember to grease the barrel every five years.