Pumps!

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Pumps!

Postby elefunksoup » Sat 30 Jan 2016, 8:39 pm

Hello brains trust. I need to buy a new compact pump that will not fall apart easily. Suggestions welcome.

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Re: Pumps!

Postby Snuffy » Sat 30 Jan 2016, 9:56 pm

High pressure or high volume?
Reaching new levels of softness!

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Re: Pumps!

Postby baudman » Sun 31 Jan 2016, 7:34 am

Take with you or leave at home?

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Re: Pumps!

Postby weg » Sun 31 Jan 2016, 2:26 pm

Neat or ugly?

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Re: Pumps!

Postby Heather » Sun 31 Jan 2016, 4:29 pm

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I love this pump:
http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/MiniMorph
Makes it easy to pump a tyre up to 100 psi when out on a ride
I'm not bossy, I just have better ideas!

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Re: Pumps!

Postby hamishm » Tue 02 Feb 2016, 2:51 pm

Silica Pocket Impero, only $200? Then just add the floor pump for another $720. :shock:
http://cyclingtips.com/2016/01/first-lo ... ero-pumps/

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Re: Pumps!

Postby elefunksoup » Tue 02 Feb 2016, 9:17 pm

Thanks for the replies. That pump looks good, Heather.

Looking for take with me, high pressure and neat!

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Re: Pumps!

Postby Heather » Tue 02 Feb 2016, 9:23 pm

I got that pump as I needed to be able to pump nu my tyres to high pressure out on the road, and I couldn't manage that with other hand pumps. This one lets you put pressure against the ground, so you can pump tyres up to 90-100 psi. The only other way for me to achieve that is using gas cylinders
I'm not bossy, I just have better ideas!

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Re: Pumps!

Postby barefoot » Tue 02 Feb 2016, 9:49 pm

I have two RoadMorph-like pumps with "Giyo" brand on them.

One is longer than the other. The short one looks like the picture Heather posted.

They basically convert to a mini track pump.

The long one lives on my road bike, and goshdarn it's a good bit of gear.

The short one lives in my commuter bag. It's a bit harder to get really big pressure with it than the long one, but it's still way better than any other mini pump I've known.

I see no reason to ever own a CO2 inflation thingy, because my pump really doesn't take any longer and can be re-used over and over again.

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Re: Pumps!

Postby NightFallTech » Wed 03 Feb 2016, 10:01 am

I have a road morph G (with guage) on both my wet weather/load lugger and my regular steel commuter... I have a more basic mid sized pump on the single speed (Not ideal) and i can't bring myself to attach a pump to the caad12 so i carry a tiny one in a pocket, which can get me to 110psi... eventually, with sore arms.

Road morph is great, but looks clunky on the bike :)

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Re: Pumps!

Postby Summernight » Wed 03 Feb 2016, 10:14 am

That Mini Morph looks great! I'll have to look at getting one of those.

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Re: Pumps!

Postby Helen » Thu 04 Feb 2016, 9:28 am

Mine is a Giyo too. Kind of like this but not identical
http://img.banggood.com/thumb/view/uplo ... 67245%20(2).jpg
Bought about 7 years ago and can't find mine on Google images, but still working as good as new and so small and light.
I basically walked into a LBS when I was just working up to regular bike commuting and said I wanted their most efficient road pump and that was the one they gave me.
I know you're supposed to have a floor pump at home but I've never felt the need with the Giyo.
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Re: Pumps!

Postby baudman » Thu 04 Feb 2016, 9:38 am

Two others.

I have one of these - http://www.lezyne.com/products-handpumps.php

We stock these - http://www.lezyne.com/products-handpumps.php and the morphs, which do make a lot of sense.

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Re: Pumps!

Postby barefoot » Thu 04 Feb 2016, 11:41 am

Helen wrote:Mine is a Giyo too. Kind of like this but not identical
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Bought about 7 years ago and can't find mine on Google images, but still working as good as new and so small and light.
I basically walked into a LBS when I was just working up to regular bike commuting and said I wanted their most efficient road pump and that was the one they gave me.
I know you're supposed to have a floor pump at home but I've never felt the need with the Giyo.


Fixed your img link :-)

These are my two (although my long GM-08 one has the same handle as the GM-07 shorty)

http://www.giyo.com.tw/web/03product/07minifloor/GM-07.htm
http://www.giyo.com.tw/web/03product/07minifloor/GM-08.htm

And here's a picture of it ruining the lines of my bike:
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See it there tucked in under the bottle on my downtube? No, neither do I unless I look for it.

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Re: Pumps!

Postby Dalai » Fri 05 Feb 2016, 5:38 pm

I bought the Topeak Road Morph specifically as a light and compact track pump to through in the bike case for interstate / international travel. Been very happy with it compared to a full size track pump.

http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/RoadMorphG


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