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  1. Sandwich

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    Does anybody make a mini pump that is convertible to shock pump use? Sounds like a no-brainer that would save some weight in the backpack.
     
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  2. jonKranked

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    Don't believe so. Too much difference in the pressure ranges required for each application.
     
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    by the way, that bottom cap thingy threads off and has some patches in there. Didn't discover that one until a few months later!
     
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  5. Sandwich

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    yo...that's awesome!

    I know the pressure ranges are different, but when you have the computing power of six-floors worth of 1950's era computing technology in your hand, I can't imagine nobody would have figured out how to make a rotating barrel'ed pump.
     
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    and Sandwich, you'll probably appreciate this- on the old one, I took it to the dealer for a new head, but they didn't have them so they gave me a new version for dirt cheap instead. So later I machined a fitting to adapt the head off of a CO2 pump, and got the old one working perfectly again. Gave it to a buddy and stuff. :D
     
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    yeah, I'm suprised other companies don't make them like this.
     
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    Nice. I love things that work right. I want to get the head-tube mini tool that cannondale had for their lefty forks. Those things were so damn convenient and they had everything you needed for a bike. Chain break, tire levers, patches, etc.

    I saw this: http://bikefat.com/20-things-a-mountain-biker-should-have-while-out-on-the-trail/ and it got me thinking. Why carry two bike pumps? Why a multitool and levers and other stuff...but the concept of making everything lighter and smaller is neat.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
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    No problem!
    It's funny to see that I carry just about everything in that article in my pack. I used to be the grommet with about 16oz of water and nothing else, relying on my older buddies with the 20 pound backpack. Now I am the guy with the 20 pound backpack and the gut to go with it.

    So yeah, integrating things and lighter/smaller is good!
     
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    whoa...do i have to use all seven heads though?









    (jklol)
     
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    I've got one of the Specialized ones, and it works, kinda'. Not great in either mode, but does work at least. IMO, works better as a shock pump than a tire pump. Even have taken the trouble to clean/re-grease/re-o-ring/tighten everything up - didn't make much difference.

    It only goes in the small pack, when rides are short/not far from home or car. Bigger or rarther afield rides, separate ones come along.

    Hmm. Didn't know about the SRAM/RS one. May have to look into that.
     
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