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Frame Pumps: Anyone Want to Recommend One/Some?(8 posts)

Frame Pumps: Anyone Want to Recommend One/Some?serbski
Apr 7, 2003 7:51 AM
I'm thinking about going for a full-sized frame pump to replace the small "Road Morph" that I have been using. It does do the job (barely--it's getting old) and I find myself using my buddy's frame pump when I get a flat while we're riding together. Thought somebody might have some good recommendations out there. Thanks in advance. By the way, does the "cable tie" on the head tube work as a faux pump peg (I have a LOOK which, in all of it's franco-modernity, lacks a pump peg)
Zefal hpXretro
Apr 7, 2003 7:56 AM
I used the same one for about 15 years, including three or four when it was my ONLY pump. Worked like new until I backed over it with the car last summer, but I rushed out and bought a new one.
Second HpX. nmSpunout
Apr 7, 2003 8:32 AM
BlackburnPsalm 147-10_11
Apr 7, 2003 8:28 AM
I've used a Blackburn frame pump for several years and like it a lot.

Rather than put the pump along the top tube, I place it along the seat stay on the non-drive side of the bike. I ride a 60cm bike and the medium sized Blackburn fits perfectly.
Nice and Simple! ....serbski
Apr 8, 2003 8:13 AM
...it looks like you did not have to use any straps or ties etc. to keep the pump stable? My only concern is that it could become dislodged (fly off) on bumpy roads. I'm assuming that this is not the case as you wouldn't have suggested it otherwise. Sorry, just being anal-retentive. Anything else you can impart to me about mounting it on the seat stay? Thanks again for the info and super-useful photo!
the HPx is great, and the Zefal clamp will work on the head tubeukiahb
Apr 7, 2003 10:05 AM
I tried a mini pump for awhile on my newest peg-less bike, but tossed it after getting a flat and finding it wouldn't pump air fast enough to find a puncture before the tube deflated, went back to my trusty 15 year old HPx. I was able to use the Zefal peg intended for the seat tube on the head tube, and have since cut and ground it down so it looks and fits (the pump head) better. Tried a cable tie, but it would move under pressure...the Zefal clamp is very solid...it doesn't come with the pump, but is only a buck or two at a shop.
re: Frame Pumps: Anyone Want to Recommend One/Some?StewartK
Apr 7, 2003 10:20 AM
I like my Topeak frame pump. Pumps fast and easy.
SilcaKerry
Apr 7, 2003 4:18 PM
Light, functional, quiet, available in several colors, durable, not expensive.