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Travel pumps...any suggestions?(6 posts)

Travel pumps...any suggestions?roadpete
Mar 16, 2003 5:15 PM
any suggestions for a good compact, lite, travel pump? is crank brothers the way to go? or is something else better?
re: Travel pumps...any suggestions?Akirasho
Mar 16, 2003 6:04 PM
... forgive me, but is there a reason why you don't want a full size frame pump such as a Zefal HpX (they can be sized to fit a variety of frames)?

Be the bike.
What, pray tell, is a "travel pump"?Kerry
Mar 16, 2003 6:37 PM
Something that fits nicely in a suitcase? A frame pump will do nicely (my favorite is Silca Impero). Or is there some other type of pump of which I am not aware? Motorized perhaps?
not a mini pump...I learned the hard way...ukiahb
Mar 16, 2003 7:19 PM
I had been carrying a mini on my newest bike because it doesn't have a pump peg...but got a flat today near a very noisy freeway and had a hell of a time fixing it as the mini wouldn't pump enough air so that I could locate the puncture by feel before the tube deflated..no way could I hear it where I was. Got home and improvised a peg and put my old HPx on the bike, never had this problem w/ it...no more mini pumps for me.
not a mini pump...I learned the hard way...al0
Mar 17, 2003 2:47 AM
Mini as any other pump regardless of size can be good or bad.
Try SKS Teleskop. 90g weight, fit in any pocket and you may pump a tyre very fast. And cost (in Germany) is under 10 Euro (guess it may cost 12-14$ in US).
Blackburn Air StikHereford Flyer
Mar 17, 2003 5:46 AM
Tried a few different mini pumps and by far the best one is the Blackburn Air Stik road. Not to much effort to get 100psi.