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Need a new "on the road" pump(11 posts)

Need a new "on the road" pumpzooog
Dec 30, 2003 3:35 AM
My new ride has forced me to need a new air supplier for those nasty flats when out on the road. I currently use a blackburn frame pump which i just put under the top tubes. Here is my problem. New frame is carbon with gussetts. I do not know if I feel comfortable placing pump here. Do not want to use the seat tube area as I lose a wattle bottle. A friend mention sticking it on the chainstay this doable? Do not want to use co2. will screw that up somehow. Any and all suggestions are welecome.
re: Need a new "on the road" pumpcollegiateryder
Dec 30, 2003 6:11 AM
i use the blackburn airstick. its compact and you cant get more than 70 psi or so,but it does the trick well enough to get you home. hasnt failed me yet.
Second Blackburn Airstickms
Dec 30, 2003 8:02 AM
I carry CO2 in my saddle bag and a Blackburn Airstick in my jersey pocket. Although I prefer to use CO2, there have been times when I have screwed up with the CO2 and needed a pump. The Airstick has saved me every time.
Small mini pumpbimini
Dec 30, 2003 6:15 AM
Some come with a mounting bracket that allows you to sandwich the bracket between the waterbottle cage and the frame on the bottom tube. The pump is nessled in the corner formed by the frame and water bottle. Does not stick out any farther than the water bottle so it does not interfere with pedaling. Little risk of scratching the carbon with this setup. I have mine set up this way and am happy with it.
Small mini pump - agreedinnergel
Dec 30, 2003 7:27 AM
If you are worried about it scratching your frame, you can always glue a little rubber backing to the pump mounting bracket that sits next to your frame. A small piece of an old tube or bar tape works well here.
Topeak mini blaster Jenson $10...sweathog
Dec 30, 2003 8:30 AM
It easily goes to 110 lbs, more than any of the other minis I've tried. Comes with mount for beside bottle, or small enough for pocket.
Topeak Road Morph --Gregory Taylor
Dec 30, 2003 9:03 AM
I like the Topeak Road Morph --

Not quite mini-pump sized, but you can still carry it in your jersey. It also has a frame clip (it looks like a giant zip tie, but it tightens with a screwdriver) that allows you to mount it anywhere, if that is what you want to do.

The great thing, however, is that this pump moves some air! It has a little foot brace, a hose with an air chuck and gauge, and you use it like a small floor pump. Nice.

The Air-stik is pretty good too. I just can't seem to get it to fill a tire much past 80 lbs.
Dec 30, 2003 12:32 PM
I love my Co2 inflater. I buy the cartridges at walmart. They are designed for bb guns. Buy the box of twenty five for less than $25. For a dollar a flat its well worth it not have to spend time pumping on the road. Plus you don't have to worry about bending the valve stem back and forth while pumping.
Its so small it fits in my tool bag.
Dec 30, 2003 2:03 PM
What type of CO2 inflater do you use and would you recommend that one? I heard that C02 dissipates rapidly. If so how rapidly do it do so?


Chainstay trianglePsalm 147-10_11
Dec 30, 2003 1:32 PM
I put my Blackburn frame pump there and have not had a problem in 4 years. I have a 60cm frame and use a medium sized pump.
re: Need a new "on the road" pumpJetSpeed
Dec 30, 2003 1:50 PM
BLACKBURN AIRSTICK! Used mine two days ago when I flatted, LOTS of PSI for a roadie!!