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Recomendation for frame pump?(10 posts)

Recomendation for frame pump?mtncranker
Jul 1, 2003 11:44 AM
It'd actually been awhile since I'd had a flat, but yesterday I ran through a surprize carpet of broken bottles and lost my rear tire. As I was working on the repair, and pumping up the new tube, it occurred to me that I was still using the same Zefal frame pump I'd been carrying for over a decade.

What are y'all using for frame pumps these days? What works as well as the old frame pumps (or better!), but weighs less, etc? (No CO2 please - just carry-with pumps).
Zefal HPX; accept no substitute (nm)TJeanloz
Jul 1, 2003 11:51 AM
Nothing works better.
Topeak Road Morph, ignore everything else nmcyclinseth
Jul 1, 2003 11:55 AM
Jul 1, 2003 10:03 PM
I pumped up a car tire with a buddie's road morph. Took the barrel apart, regreased it, and works just like new. They are a bit on the heavy side but if you want reliability go with the Topeak. Won't let you down.

CO2, nothing can compare.Mel Erickson
Jul 1, 2003 12:04 PM
Seriously though, I prefer the Zefal HPX. I've tried many mini pumps, Einstein, Master Blaster, some morphing type with a mini handle (can't remember the name) and none of them does the job of a Zefal. Everything can be replaced and parts are readily available. Durable, easy to use, foolproof, what more could you want?
re: Recomendation for frame pump?randell
Jul 1, 2003 1:44 PM
silca with campy metal head,still have mine after 20 years and a bunch of bikes. just lat may i was riding up the coast from S.F. to stinson beach ( hy 1 preety veiws hard hills ) had one guy offer me 75 $ for my pump, said this pump is hard to find with camy head,still can find replacement leather plungers, all you need to do is a light coat of lith. grease, and flex the leather backwards to re-seal the pump every 2-3 months.
I'll second the SilcaKerry Irons
Jul 1, 2003 4:43 PM
I got stuck with a Zefal once and I honestly don't see what people like about them. They're heavy and make hideous noises when you go over bumps. The Silca Impero is 175 gm light, can pump to over 7 bar, lasts forever, and is reasonably priced. Other than that, I see nothing going for them.
Another advantageM_Currie
Jul 1, 2003 9:12 PM
If you are lucky enough to find the Campy head, a Silca of the right length will fit nicely even on fat tubes. The prongs on the tip can be bent to fit the tube at one end and the soft plastic of the Silca handle can be filed out at the other, making a nice tight custom fit without pegs or clamps. I've never lost my pump even on jarring washboard dirt roads and grade crossings that have bent wheels, blown tires, and knocked the water bottle out of its cage.
half the battle is fitDougSloan
Jul 1, 2003 1:59 PM
If you have one that fits your frame, stick with it. Several of my bikes have cable stops under the top tube, making it really difficult to find a good fit. I don't like a big old strap around the top tube. I've tried several.

Shorter pumps can work, but will take exponentially longer than longer frame pumps. CO2 works until you run out.

If it ain't broke...

Inflatable frame just wouldn't workDCP
Jul 1, 2003 2:53 PM
Not stiff enough. Would take a heck of a pump.

Nice and light though, especially if filled with hydrogen.

Oh, wait a minute. One of those pumps that fits in a frame.

Never mind.