Leaving the pump on the bike

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Jon Lucas
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Re: Leaving the pump on the bike

Postby Jon Lucas » 28 May 2016, 9:15am

My Dawes Galaxy (now nearly 24 years old) came with an integral pump fitting on the top tube, which takes a longer pump than is normally found, and which would not easily go into any pannier. It looks very neat :) and is very convenient there.

I always used to leave it on, but it was nicked from there a couple of times. The second time was on the first day of my longest ever tour, so was particularly annoying, as I had to buy a non fitting one ( no bike shop there had one that fitted) and wedge it into the pannier.

These days I tend to take the pump with me if locking the bike up somewhere.

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Re: Leaving the pump on the bike

Postby CyberKnight » 29 May 2016, 4:14am

Solved the problem . bought a smaller less bumpy shaped telescopic pump .
I carry c02 inflator so the pump is a back up , rather than the fark off headed thing i used to carry the new one is sleeker so it will stay in the bag and not rub so much ................ hopefully.
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Re: Leaving the pump on the bike

Postby rmurphy195 » 31 May 2016, 4:31pm

TrevA wrote:I leave mine on the bike, especially if it's in a secure area when left. I did once have my pump pinched whilst my bike was parked in the racks at Loughborough station. However, the goon who nicked it had just put it on his own bike, so it was an easy job to pinch it back again!

If leaving in a public area for any length of time, I'll take it off but not otherwise.

If bagged, you have to remember to remove it from the bag and put in on your bike or in your pocket, if you go for ride without the bag. I'd rather it just stayed on the bike all the time, then it's always there when I need it.

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