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Mini Pump recomendations?(5 posts)

Mini Pump recomendations?JohnIV
Dec 27, 2002 6:22 AM
I'm out of CO2 cartridges for my pump, and I am kicking around the idea of a mini pump. I've read some not so favorable reviews on, and want to know if there is anyone on this board that uses a mini pump that they are happy with. I was looking at an SKS raceday and a Topeak mini blaster. Any suggestions are more than welcome. Thanks.
re: Mini Pump recomendations?Sintesi
Dec 27, 2002 7:30 AM
I used to have the Topeak Master Blaster and I still have the Road Morph. The Master (similar to mini)is really nice but you won't get 100psi in your road tires with it. Maybe 80 if your arm doesn't fall off first. The Smart Head feature is about the best there is. The Road Morph is a great pump with a lousy frame mounting apparatus. Rattles and shakes and the plunger doesn't always stay in depending on how you have it set up. But when actually being used it's the best I've ever used. i take it on centuries with extra velcro to keep it in place.

I'll recommend Blackburn Airstick (small, light reliable - again no 100psi unless your last name is Schwarzeneggar) which is what I use, or the silver Crank Bros. pump with the gauge. I've not used it but have had it recommended to me on several occasions.
re: Mini Pump recomendations?gtx
Dec 27, 2002 8:48 AM
I like the little Silca which Excel sells for $10. Just to get you home of course.
Torelli for summerB123
Dec 27, 2002 9:13 AM
I use the little Torelli during the summer when I don't get very many flats. It goes to 60-80psi quickly to get me home. On longer rides I carry co2, but I've never used it.

During the winter I stick to the frame pump. I seem to get more flats and farther from home. Its nice to ride home on a full tire.
re: Mini Pump recomendations?Cannondale Red
Jan 23, 2003 11:07 AM
I bought an SKS Raceday pump last night and tried it out. It works OK, but the nozzle does not grip the Presta valve tightly. In order to get a good seal, I had to squeeze the nozzle-wheel-tire combination tightly in my left hand while I pumped the pump grip with my right hand. It's not what I expected. But the pump is cheap at $13 and it is lightweight.