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Anyone use a mini-pump here(19 posts)

Anyone use a mini-pump heremakalu
Mar 18, 2003 8:15 AM
If so, where do you mount it?

I cannot mount it on the seatube, due to it interfering with pedaling. I cannot mount it on the downtube, cause I must mount my water bottle cage there. I would love to move the water bottle cage to the seatube, but it won't fit (the cage hits the front derailleur).

The front D is basically making the seatube mount obsolete and unusable. Humprf!
re: Anyone use a mini-pump hereClydeTri
Mar 18, 2003 8:18 AM
in your little saddle bag or in your jersey pocket?
Mar 18, 2003 8:41 AM
Its a Topeak Einstein mini-pump, which is way too big for a saddlebag. Its probably way too big (and uncomfortable) for a jersey pocket, but I shall give it a try.
Blackburn user hereNessism
Mar 18, 2003 9:35 AM
The Blackburn comes with a bracket that allows the pump to mount under a bottle cage. Nice small package and out of the way. I carry the mini along with a C02 shooter: inflate new tube up to 10 psi or so with mini then hit with C02 to fill. Works great.

Of course, this doesn't help much with your problem. Sorry about that and good luck.

mounted my minipump in the basement - works better thereStupidLight
Mar 18, 2003 9:50 AM
Get CO2 - works better and fits in a small saddle bag or jersey pocket. Mounting issue solved!
Mar 18, 2003 10:51 AM
I have a Crank Bros Mini-pump...only so I can get enough air into the tube to mount it...and then use's way easier than sitting there pumping away like a maniac with a minipump (not to mention how much faster it is). A 12gr CO2 will get a tube up around 90-100 I just get 10-20 psi using the minipump..finish with CO2, and I am done. Worse comes to worse...I can use the minipump to do the whole job and get to around 90-100 to get home. The Crank Bros easily fits into a Jersey pocket...and has a switch-over from high volume to high pressure....
Most (all?) mini pumps mount under the bottle cage...Lon Norder
Mar 18, 2003 10:12 AM
I like the Blackburn mini pump. I can get 100 psi or so out of it, although my arm feels like it's about to fall off afterward.
Mar 18, 2003 10:34 AM
I will have to give that a shot. The bolts might be too short, but thats an easy fix.

So I would unscrew the bolt, place the pump mount over the hole, then place the water bottle mount on top of it, and screw the whole shabang down???

Mar 18, 2003 11:40 AM
I have a Topeak that fits under the water bottle cage, and it came with bolts that were longer. I don't think the normal sized bolts will work, but I could be wrong (again).
Check with you LBS and see if they have longer bolts for you.
check this one out...Lon Norder
Mar 18, 2003 12:18 PM
Crank Bros -> jersey pocketnoveread
Mar 18, 2003 10:45 AM
Does the Crank Bros get enough pressure for a road tireMaartin
Mar 18, 2003 11:11 AM
Curious if the crank bros. mini-pump is a suitable replacement for air cartridges. Can it get 100 psi plus ?Thanks
Does the Crank Bros get enough pressure for a road tireTrux
Mar 18, 2003 12:08 PM
Maybe not 100 psi but its two stage system will get you to the nearest gas station.
supposed to be good to 100psi, per their website. (nm)jtferraro
Mar 18, 2003 7:15 PM
Does the Crank Bros get enough pressure for a road tirenoveread
Mar 18, 2003 1:43 PM
I bought this particular pump last year on the recommendation of other roadies when I asked about a good minipump. I was told the pump will definitely get 90psi into your tires. More than enough for a training ride.

I cannot personally verify this as I have not yet needed to use the pump!

But it does fit handily into a jersey pocket!

Does the Crank Bros get enough pressure for a road tireCarbonfiberone
Mar 18, 2003 7:31 PM
My crank bros pump has got me home ( 30 miles )no problem and I just used it to finsh a ride two weeks ago ( about another 45 miles ) Takes awhile to pump up in the second stage,but it's enough presure to get you there.
PS I weight 165 lbs
yes it doescyclopathic
Mar 19, 2003 4:16 AM
I've checked in LBS before bought. We pumped up tire then checked pressure it was 97psi. The way pump felt it could have gone at least 10psi more.

Not sure if it is suitable replacement, after you switch to small volume it takes forever to pump up. But it's small and light and easy to carry.
re: Anyone use a mini-pump herewasabekid
Mar 18, 2003 11:52 AM
Topeak DX, ~8", ~$14 @LBS. Fits the jersey pocket easily, or strapped to the underside of toptube if jersey pockets are full.

I never had any problem obtaining 115psi in any of the mini-pumps I've used. I think it's more about the technique than it is the pump, provided that the pump is halfway decent.

Thanks allmakalu
Mar 18, 2003 3:53 PM
I was easily able to bolt down the pump mount under the water bottle cage. Nice tight and neat system.

All responses appreciated