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Cyclaire pumps

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Fnaar, 25 Sep 2007.

  1. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Cycleaire: anyone got one? Worth it? Any problems?
     
  2. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    Location:
    South London
    I've got the 120psi version. It works well and inflates my tyres quickly and easily, I'm quite impressed. It's not quite as small and light as I'd hoped, but I feel too guilty carrying CO2 inflators so I'm happy to take the compromise. Of course it's not as good as my track pump, but it's probably not far different to the Truflo HPX I had before.

    The valve connector on my pump kept exploding, but Cyclaire customer service was really good, and sorted me with a new one asap, which is working fine. It's good, I'm happy. The true test of customer service is of course seeing how they handle it when something goes wrong, and Cyclaire get 12/10 for that.
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I don't have one, but I've heard nothing but good about them - enough to be thinking of getting one if my current pump ever wears out....
     
  4. frog

    frog Guest

    Best bit of kit I've bought in a long time. Folds away into a nice little pouch which can be strapped to the cross bar at either stem or seat post ends so it don't take up space in a small saddle bag. Pouch also has room for a spare tube or puncture kit as well.

    Very happy with mine xx(
     
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Thanks folks, that'll do for me....
     
  6. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I LOVE mine!! Being a bit of a girl, I don't have much upper body strength and so (shamefully) have never managed to pump my tyres myself. However I invested in a cyclaire and happened to get a puncture BY MYSELF on its first outing...and the cyclaire was brilliant!!! One inflated tyre of my own.

    I didn't manage to get PARTICULARLY high pressure but think that was my failure, not the gagdets. It got me home safely to my track pump.

    MASSIVE fan. It also caused quite a stir amongst the men sat there watching me mend my puncture!
     
  7. I don't use mine too much I find it a bit noisy on wooden floors in a flat; apart from that it seems a good pump.
     
  8. frog

    frog Guest

    Can you be a bit more specific? Which bits are girlie and which bits aren't ?

    xx(
     
  9. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    My bowels are those of a boy. Everything else is girly.
     
  10. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

  11. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    My kind of girl *parp* xx(
     
  12. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Shouldn't that say "pump", thus bringing the thread full circle!
     
  13. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    Unfortunately I have no bowels, but apart from that I'm all boy. Despite this I really rate the cyclaire. Be aware that there are 3 models: the standard (original one) pumps to 120psi, the Rapid is meant for MTB tyres, and pumps to 80psi, but more rapidly; and the Plus, which does 120psi but more rapidly than the original. The latter would be my choice, though it wasn't available when I got mine. Yes it is rather noisy and I don't use it in my flat when the neighbours are in, but out on the road it is totally reliable in achieving the 110psi I use.
     
  14. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    I bought one for my wife as she has arthritic hands and finds a "normal" pump difficult.

    It has been superb, but someone had to find the downside......................


    It's too the "cord" - its too short!

    I am 6'2" and find that the position I have to bend to in order to operate it. That is just a personal thing though, and not a criticism per se.
     
  15. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    it's funny i'm sure i read in cycling plus mag that this pump was poop...