hand pump for touring

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Binkyboy
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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Binkyboy » 29 May 2013, 10:11pm

Zefal HPX is the bees knees. BUT it may not fit your frame! Hence the growing popularity of the short pumps.

I have HPX on my bikes that will take it, but have just bought a new bike that won't. I have bought the Lezyne one with the rubber hose and am impressed (for a short pump).

The fact is a good big one will always beat a good small one.

Gauges are nice to have, but not a necessity for an "on the road pump".

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby ossie » 29 May 2013, 10:18pm

Topeak Mountain morph, tried test and proved when touring. It has a handle that turns it into a mini track pump.

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Bikepak » 30 May 2013, 5:24am

Topeak Morph pump with gauge is the BEST one I have ever used...especially for touring.
I give it as a present for my cycling friends.
They love it. You will too.
pak

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby andrew_s » 30 May 2013, 3:00pm

Functionally, a Topeak Morph pump is about the same as one of the shorter HPx pumps (1 or 2), but...
a) It's not all that small, so it is really best on a frame mounting, but there is no supplied side-of-bottle-cage clip (or wasn't when I got mine), so it costs you a water bottle unless you have a large enough bag.
b) the fold down foot is prone to getting broken off

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Dudley Manlove » 30 May 2013, 4:59pm

Bikepak wrote:Topeak Morph pump with gauge is the BEST one I have ever used...especially for touring.
I give it as a present for my cycling friends.
They love it. You will too.
pak


Someone loved mine too on my last tour. So much they nicked it! Seriously tho I have one of those and it's a great pump, but it did attract a magpie in a hostel who was in agreement. I liked it enought to get another anyhow. You do really need to frame mount it, but I manage to stick it in a pannier on the commuter - on the tourer I stuck it over the toptube and it doesn't hog a bottle mount.

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby PDQ » 30 May 2013, 5:12pm

Top Peak Mountain Morph- best pump I ever had. Will top up your air suspension too at a push (no pun intended :wink: )

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Dean
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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Dean » 30 May 2013, 6:31pm

andrew_s wrote:Functionally, a Topeak Morph pump is about the same as one of the shorter HPx pumps (1 or 2), but...
a) It's not all that small, so it is really best on a frame mounting, but there is no supplied side-of-bottle-cage clip (or wasn't when I got mine), so it costs you a water bottle unless you have a large enough bag.
b) the fold down foot is prone to getting broken off


Not necessarily. Mine clipped onto one of the seatstays:

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The foot has indeed broken off, though (that dates back to lending it to a cyclist even clumsier than I), and since it hasn't worked properly for about a year, I might get a Zefal HPX.

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby NUKe » 30 May 2013, 11:36pm

Just to add to the mix my two favorite pumps are my Park tool frame fit pump, oftten gets borrowed on a Sunday run. Pumps quickly to over 100 psi. It as a comfortable pistol grip to aid pumping. The other is a biologic seatpost pump.
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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Dudley Manlove » 31 May 2013, 12:07pm

PDQ wrote:Top Peak Mountain Morph- best pump I ever had. Will top up your air suspension too at a push (no pun intended :wink: )


On the suspension front, when you're riding on rough surfaces, the other benifit of the larger pumps is you're not afraid to let some air out the tyres according to conditions...without it being a pain in the *** to refill them.

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Mattie » 31 May 2013, 8:05pm

bikes4two wrote:
stephenjubb wrote:topeak road morph and has a gauge

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-road-mor ... tAodDjgAHQ


+1


+1
Compact size, has a gauge, can put 4 Bar in a tyre no problem, has a hose connector to stop you from ripping the valve out of the tube. Very convenient size.

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby bigjim » 31 May 2013, 8:21pm

I always take a proper traditional frame pump. £4 from Edinburgh cycles. Of course my touring bike is a traditional frame so easy to fit.
Funnily enough on club runs it's often my pump thats borrowed in preference to the fancy modern ones. Reaches pressure quickly and easily.

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby ANTONISH » 4 Jun 2013, 11:51am

Mattie wrote:
bikes4two wrote:[quote="stephenjubb
+1
Compact size, has a gauge, can put 4 Bar in a tyre no problem, has a hose connector to stop you from ripping the valve out of the tube. Very convenient size.

4 Bar? - that's around 60 PSI - I be mostly inflating mine to around 7 Bar (when I can be bothered to check with a pressure gauge what my thumb has already told me)
I suppose that means lots more of those frustratingly short pumps. :D

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Mattie » 4 Jun 2013, 7:26pm

ANTONISH wrote:
4 Bar? - that's around 60 PSI - I be mostly inflating mine to around 7 Bar (when I can be bothered to check with a pressure gauge what my thumb has already told me)
I suppose that means lots more of those frustratingly short pumps. :D



4 bar for a 26 inch road tyre - sorry this link is to a Dutch shop, but that is where I bought my bike in Amsterdam, and also advice : http://www.vakantiefietser.nl/accessoires/

Maybe different for a 700c road tyre ?

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby Bike-Rich » 1 Mar 2014, 2:58pm

Sorry to bring this back up but on a 26" tourer where i'm aiming for around 55-60 psi - are these longer types of pumps required or do you think I could get away with something small enough to fit in panniers?

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Re: hand pump for touring

Postby gaz » 1 Mar 2014, 5:02pm

I've just got a Topeak Mini Morph for my commute.
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IMO it would be fine for 55-60PSI and chucking into a pannier, that's exactly what I had in mind when I bought it: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=84258

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