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What's a good frame pump?...(12 posts)

What's a good frame pump?...MVN
Sep 12, 2002 7:24 PM
I just got my new bike built up and it's a GT ZR 3.0. The triple-triangle design doesn't really allow for a frame pump like the ones that compress and fit between the head tube and seat tube. I'm thinking of getting one of that design but smaller than my frame size (54cm) and attaching it with a Two-Fish Bike Block strap. I currently am using a Mountain Morph but its clunky and kind of gets in the way at times. I've heard good things about Zefal HPX, Planet Bike Roadie pump, and some of the Topeak models. Any opinions or suggestions welcome. Thanks in advance.
I've pumped up many a flat tire with a Zefal HPX......gogene
Sep 12, 2002 8:11 PM
....they work very well and get get the tires up to normal (high) pressures fairly easily. Something that a mini-pump can't do.
Dittomickey-mac
Sep 12, 2002 8:12 PM
It works like a charm and lasts forever.
Ya mismoteamsloppy
Sep 12, 2002 9:29 PM
A Zefal HPX is 19.96 at performance if you paid the $20 to be a team performance member (a questionable deal).

I have an eleven year old HpX, that I used exclusively for 5 years (you should buy a floor pump too).
re: What's a good frame pump?...xxl
Sep 13, 2002 2:02 AM
Zefal HpX is proof that the French really can make useful bike stuff. I've used several, and there isn't a better one than the HpX.
Where do you put it?GMS
Sep 13, 2002 4:35 AM
Where does everyone mount their frame pump? It seems like you either need to sacrifice a bottle cage, or use velcro straps to mount it on the top tube.

There should be a bottle cage that lets you mount a frame pump behind it, so you can have both the frame pump (vertically) and the water bottle.
top tube. no velcro.Steve_0
Sep 13, 2002 4:48 AM
TTAndy M-S
Sep 13, 2002 5:28 AM
Many bikes, but not all, have a pump peg on the back of the headtube. The cap of the frame pump has a depression that fits over that peg, and the pump itself is sprung and has an appropriately shaped opposite end so that a correctly sized frame pump will stay there come hades or high water.

Oh, and buy a Zefal HpX. There is no better frame pump.
homemade pump pegSteve_0
Sep 13, 2002 5:58 AM
ziptie.
Zefal HpXNJRoad
Sep 13, 2002 6:14 AM
I also love my Zefal, just save yourself the hassle and be sure you're getting the right size, mine is too small and won't fit on the TT so I sacrificied a bottle cage. The trick with the Zip Tie is to rap it around your HT with the connector facing into the front triangle and use that for a pump peg.
The best frame pump in the world is . . .cyclinseth
Sep 13, 2002 7:02 AM
Topeak Road Morph. Hands down the single best frame pump ever made. Test it back to back with a regular floor pump.
I have het to use my Zefal HPX but...miposy
Sep 13, 2002 2:17 PM
...it sure looks good on my bike, and it stays put without straps, duct tape, or glue.

Good luck!