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Bike Pump(11 posts)

Bike PumpDukede
Jul 15, 2003 8:11 AM
I know all a pump does is push air but I'm looking for a good light pump for my Fuji Cross Bike. Thanks in advance for the input.
re: Bike Pumpajgibbons
Jul 15, 2003 8:22 AM
After many years of looking for a better, smaller, lighter frame pump, I finally went CO2 and would recommend it. A good floor pump (e.g., Blackburn) and a CO2 cartridge pump in your saddle bag (e.g., Innovations), is the best choice IMHO.
second vote for Blackburnseamus
Jul 15, 2003 8:58 AM
I was a big fan of CO2 until I had two dead cartridges in a row and a long walk home. I decided that unless it's in a mtb race and every second counts, I'm going to rely on my Blackburn framepump, mounted along the seatstay. It doesn't fall off, works great and I know it'll be there when I need it. I've had the same one for 6 years, all it's needed is a little lube once a year!
second vote for Blackburnajgibbons
Jul 15, 2003 9:36 AM
I carry two cartridges and have assumed that it would be very, very unlikely both will be dead. My next backup is a cellphone and a bad assumption that wife will graciously take a 10 or 20 mile drive.

Are there other "dead cartridge" stories out there? Are these things really undependable?
re: Bike Pumpthegeek
Jul 15, 2003 9:28 AM
I recently started using a CO2 inflater and would recommend it. I also carry a Blackburn mini pump. I put about 40 psi in the tube with the pump and finish it to 90 psi with the inflater. Works great.

16 gram threaded, valve nmNo_sprint
Jul 15, 2003 10:51 AM
Zefal frame mount and othersMrCelloBoy
Jul 15, 2003 11:02 AM
Some will call me "old fashioned", others will praise the same...
The Zefal is a well built reliable frame-mount pump. These are also large enough th push some useable volume so you're not stroking away ten minutes later like many mini-pumps.
The Topeak Road Morph is a pseudo floor/hand pump that I've heard good comments on also.
Zefal frame mount and othersBrokenSpoke
Jul 15, 2003 12:52 PM
I use the ToPeak Road Morph and love it. Carry it in the Camelback on mountain bike rides. Pushed a lot of volume for the size and easily get the pressure up to an acceptable level. Used it several times on the road bike with the foot plate out. No problem reaching 120psi
re: Bike Pumptoomanybikes
Jul 15, 2003 2:06 PM
I have four pumps.

I have three Blackburn Frame Mounts - one on my MTB, one on my CX bike ( both mounted in along the seatstay) and one set for Schreader valves which I keep in the garage and which services my wife's and kids' bikes ( and about half the neighbours).

I have a Zefal HP on my road bike, mounted under the top tube.

The blackburns and the Zefal have proven reliable and bulletproof over many years, the Zefal is about 15 years old).

They pump a tire to 125-140 psi quickly and easily. I have never used co2 and can't imagine why I would when a frame pump works so well.

When I can no longer pump up a tire by hand I will sell all my bikes and move into the retirement home.
Silca Impero large frame pump = 175 gmKerry Irons
Jul 15, 2003 4:33 PM
A highly reliable, lightweight, effective frame fit pump. And they're a lot quieter than Zefals (which rattle), and reasonably priced too.
re: Bike Pumpal0
Jul 16, 2003 12:56 PM
SKS Teleskop minipump. Sall (fit in pocket but has a framemount kit as well), good (it take me no more then 2 minute to inflate a tire), light (90g)
and cheap - under 10 USD(I can by them for 7.50EUR).