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Good track pump for around £20??

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by dazzawazza, 6 Aug 2007.

  1. dazzawazza

    dazzawazza New Member

    My £10 Asda track pump exploded this morning so I need to get a reliable fast pump for around the £20 mark. My old pump was always a pain with Presta valves as it took several attempts to attach without leaking, so I want a pump very compatible to Presta. I keep both my bikes at 120psi.

    I've been looking at the Chain Reaction selection:

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Categories.aspx?CategoryID=262

    Thanks
     
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    The Joe Blow one is good - probably worth stretching the extra £6 for as it will last you forever. Can't believe how much the price has gone up - I got it 2 years ago for £20.

    Maybe try Ebay too?

    ps you can use the wee earth logo with a chain link on it above to make a url a link. pretty handy.
     
  3. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    I got a joe blow from crc last year, reduced to £20 - really happy with it!
     
  4. OP
    OP
    dazzawazza

    dazzawazza New Member

    Does the Top Peak Joe Blow Sport for £26.99 still have problems with the tube cracking over time?
     
  5. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    not in my experience - but then only 2 yrs and counting. not heard a bad review of them though
     
  6. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Mine is about four years old and still ok.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    dazzawazza

    dazzawazza New Member

    Thanks I'm ordering one now.
     
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    120psi?

    is that dinky racer tyres?

    I do believe in hard tyres but I'm still on the air the bike came with and LBS advised 80psi, hybrid with thinnish tyres
     
  9. OP
    OP
    dazzawazza

    dazzawazza New Member

    My Allez has 700 x 23c Spec Mondos and the MTB commuter has 26x1.0" Spec All Condition Pros. About once a week I top up both sets to 120psi.
     
  10. sjb

    sjb New Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    Anyone got a Decathlon 7000 Track pump? looking at one today for £21, looked pretty good (metal body, guage etc) but would appreciate a review if anyone out there has one....

    Ta
     
  11. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    I have same road bike. Crackin for me. But different tyres - the Mondos disintegrate in wintertime no matter how hard you pump them. WHEN that happens:sad:, this might be of use!

    http://www.cyclechat.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=1467
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i got a wrench force from harry hall about six years ago (cost £25). brilliant, has schrader and presta and guage goes up to 120psi. still going the business with no degredation of the casing or anything.
     
  13. FazTheWookie

    FazTheWookie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
  14. Dug

    Dug New Member

    the decathlon pumps always seem to be falling apart in the shops - maybe because people are touching them all day long. I'd get a joe blow sport all the time and nerver look back. Or for a portable pump a Road morph is excellent. I can get my tyres up to 120psi easily with it.
     
  15. craigwend

    craigwend Grimpeur des Holderness

    Amazingly my halfords bike hut £25 has been superb