Bargain bicycle pump ?

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on6702
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Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby on6702 » 28 Jan 2017, 10:26am

Just noticed that in addition to its new bicycle, IKEA is now selling a range of cycling accessories like u locks, helmets, reflectives and a pump. The pump in particular looks very similar to the Topeak morph design but for the grand sum of £8. I'm not sure if it's head can be taken to pieces and switched between schrader and presta valve configurations but this could easily be addressed by the use of an adapter.

More at http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -50315494/

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Re: Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby Gattonero » 28 Jan 2017, 10:33am

Seems a relatively small shaft, and large barrell. Not sure will be easy to pump up to 90psi, although it may be good for higher volume tyres
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Re: Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby mercalia » 28 Jan 2017, 2:16pm

on6702 wrote:Just noticed that in addition to its new bicycle, IKEA is now selling a range of cycling accessories like u locks, helmets, reflectives and a pump. The pump in particular looks very similar to the Topeak morph design but for the grand sum of £8. I'm not sure if it's head can be taken to pieces and switched between schrader and presta valve configurations but this could easily be addressed by the use of an adapter.

More at http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/ikea ... -50315494/

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yes the mountain morph. Now that is pretty good can get to high pressures as it is a portable track pump - you push against the ground - does this one?

Topeak-Mountain-Morph.jpg
Topeak-Mountain-Morph


yes it does. some one should go have a look? as the mt morph costs £20?

am surprised they can get away with such a direct copy?

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Re: Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby Threevok » 28 Jan 2017, 2:31pm

Got to get me a new one and that one looks great

Anything is better than the crank bros one I have. I'm convinced "crank" is a typo

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Re: Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby Stevek76 » 28 Jan 2017, 2:37pm

mercalia wrote:
yes it does. some one should go have a look? as the mt morph costs £20?

am surprised they can get away with such a direct copy?


I think they may license the design, cheapen a few elements and probably then sell with minimal/no margin. They have a similar thing with an SDS hammer drill which is a Bosch design.

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Re: Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby Brucey » 28 Jan 2017, 4:35pm

Threevok wrote:..Anything is better than the crank bros one I have. ..


I have examined a crank bros pump of this sort

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and it is the most useless thing imaginable. I don't very often say this, but that pump design is beyond redemption.

I'm convinced "crank" is a typo


:D yeah I agree with you

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Re: Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby Threevok » 28 Jan 2017, 6:33pm

Actually, mine is somewhat more refined than that, as it has the built-in Walter Mitty pressure gauge.

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Re: Bargain bicycle pump ?

Postby The utility cyclist » 28 Jan 2017, 8:03pm

Specialized MTB mini pump, 12" long, clips in securely to its clamp which attaches to water bottle bolts (& does not imped bottles/cages).
Gets you decently high pressures in 'narrow' tyres with a bit of effort.
I also have a traditional old style mini pump that would do just as well with an adapter I would think.