Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Mattk50, 23 Jan 2018.
They are tiny. This is the type I bought which was £7.99 from Decathlon
Hope the OP doesn't mind me hijacking his/her thread somewhat...but I've also got a pump question
I've used a Topeak Roadmorph for a few years. Great pump, really happy with it. Gets me 110psi no problem. I attach it to the top tube as it's a bit big for the jersey pocket.
I've just bought a new bike....with one of those fancy bendy top tubes so I can't really attach a topeak in the same way. I could, at a push attach it to a seatstay but that won't look great.
So if I'm going back to a jersey pocket pump, but I want performance at least similar to the roadmorph, can it be done? Does the pocket rocket's performance match the roadmorph? Or is there something else out there that will do the job?
Please don't put anything harder than your spine in a jersey pocket
@nickyboy take a look at the lezyne pumps, they'll get to 110 no problem, and they mount to the bottle cage. Plus they have a proper flexible hose attachment so they're easy to attach to the valve head.
My Road Morph measured at a 23.5 mm barrel
If you can get a side mount bracket for a pump with a barrel diameter the same, or nearly the same, that should do it.
Looking on SJSC, you could try...
Peak DX, Peakini, or Harpoon S2 (all about 24 mm)
Great pumps but if you have removable core valves remember to tighten them first
I have a Peak and it mounts to the bottle cage, it is so far very good and I like the adjustable handle. I dislike the wastefulness of co2 cartridges.
I like CO2 for a whole bunch of reasons, not least of which that I can quickly inflate the tyre should I need to in inclement wintery weather. I partly agree about the wastefulness aspect, so I always take the cannisters home and recycle them.
I've got a couple of Topeak Pocket Rocket pumps and can vouch for their effectiveness.
That said, on the new Giant I've got one of these:
It's spot on, the flexi tube is much easier to use and you don't risk bending valves at the roadside.
And it's carbon fibre!
(I wouldn't normally spend that much on a pump, but I got 10% of the new bikes value to spend on accessories in store as part of the deal, so why not?)
Finally, I got a RUNACC mini bike pump for 12 quid off amazon and attached it next to my bottle holder. I got a puncture the other day out on the road, it works a treat so a job done, thanks.
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