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Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by jacksonpt, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    What do you all recommend for a frame pump? I've been using my Topeak pump that I got a while back for my mtb - it works, but once you start aproaching 100psi, it gets very hard to pump. Will a better pump be easier... perhaps one designed for higher PSI ratings?

    I'd like one with a gauge on it if possible.
     
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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Topeak's RoadMorph.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    That's one of the two my LBS recommended (the other was a blackburn). Does the foot lever thing actually work/hold up?
     
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    This is good to know, as I want to get a frame pump as well. I've been using my small mtb pump, and last time I flatted on the road, I could only get the tube up to about 80psi. Trying to get a bit more air in there, I ended up snapping the valve stem in half.... on my only spare tube. D'oh!
     
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  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Yes.

    If you get someone to hold the shaft while you pump, it works very easy and you can generate a lot of pressure.
     
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  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    oh, FYI, I can get my tires up to 130psi with the roadmorph.
     
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    hehehhheh... you said "shaft"
     
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    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Crank Bros has a nice lineup of pumps, dual head and the ability to switch between high pressure or high volume. They also have a lifetime warranty.
     
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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    CO[size=-3]2[/size]??
     
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    If you get someone to hold the shaft while you pump

    awsome!

    Since i never know if anyone is going to hold my shaft I use CO2. But a frame pump is always a good thing to carry as well for backup.
     
  13. igxqrrl

    igxqrrl Chimp

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    I agree with the roadmorph. I don't know that the footpeg is all that useful, but having a flexible connector for the valve is a life-saver. Without this, particularly at higher pressures, it's easy to accidentally rip the valve off the tube.

    The roadmorph also has a pressure gauge. I won't vouch for its accuracy, but at least you can tell if you're nowhere near full yet.
     
  14. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I hate that more than STDs!
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    even if you are planning on CO2 I still think a Pump is a must.

    personally I'm partial to the Zefal XP ( do they still ven make that one ? )
     
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    I'm a roadmorph believer...been using (mostly my riding buddies) it for a few years now. I (nor my buddies) have no issues with the foot-hold feature. It's basically like a portable floor pump, IMHO.