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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:53 pm 
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I am after a compact/lightweight/travel style floor pump. My SKS Renkompressor that is about 30 years old is too heavy to take on a plane.

And the moral of this story is ...

Do not buy a Topeak MegaMorph because you get to about 8 bar and the adapter blows off the tyre valve.

Do not buy a Lezyne Travel Floor Drive because when you unscrew the 'air chuck' the valve core of the tyre unscrews as well.

Jesus Christ, bike pumps have been around for as long as the pneumatic tyre and still people are no good at making them.

Can someone please recommend me one that works? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Why would you want a floor pump when traveling?
Why not buy a compact that goes in your pocket.
Are you pumping tubulars? If not you do not need it that often.
Something like a Specialized Air Force 4 pump or similar.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:20 pm 
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Replace the Lezyne head with a rennkompressor brass push-on head. Problem solved.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:39 pm 
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daj wrote:
Replace the Lezyne head with a rennkompressor brass push-on head. Problem solved.

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Eureka ... I have just ordered an SKS traditional push-on head. I did actually see a picture of one being used in this way by one of the pro teams a while ago.

Presumably you can fit a trad pump head by using what us Brits call a Jubilee clip? A little metal clip that you tighten with a screwdriver.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:16 pm 
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I've found that yes, on occasion the Lezyne pump head can unscrew the valve core. Rarely a problem though, if the valve core has been properly fastened in the valve.. Perhaps the SKS head is better.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:25 pm 
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do the valve cores up tight and they won't come undone with the lezyne

i simply tighten the cores whenever i get new tubes or fit extenders, mine never come undone

use a valve core tool, and make them *tight*, you could use pliers if you don't have the tool

when travelling, the valves have the lezyne screwed on/off multiple times, they never comes undone


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:31 pm 
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One of the most praised pump heads is the "Hirame pump head" - But its bloody expensive..
However I bought a replica hirame pump head of ebay - That actually is pretty well made.
I am using it with my specialized airtool footpump (I dont think the build quality of that pump is very good, but it works flawlessly especially with the "hirame" head).
IMO this pump head is every penny worth so much better than the original pumphead!

Think it is this auction I bought it from:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HIRAMI-PROFFE ... 642wt_1396" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

EDIT: For floor pumps I actually think its the head that is the most important part.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:35 pm 
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I just started using a Giant Control Tower 1 floor pump, works like a charm all the way to 160 psi.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:57 am 
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Serfas FMP-500. Has a braided stainless hose and has never failed me. Not cheap, but you can buy it once and use it for a very long time.

https://www.serfas.com/products/view/48 ... loor-pumps" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:37 am 
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Just saw this today, I would guess this is the "next gen" heads just like an air compressor connection very good idea!!!

http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/08/01/fou ... alve-head/

I am using a silca that was made before I was born and will work long after I am dead. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:42 am 
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The irony is, that depending on when you were born, if you were using a silca made after you were born, it might stop working long before you were dead, as silicas aren't made as well as they used to be.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:04 am 
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Nice HammerTime2 :D

Medal base and gage, old school babay!!! Now that I am "bragging" it's molteni orange too!! when they changed to the new school ones I bought 3 for friends and family off ebay :D

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:02 am 
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This will also prevent unscrewing of valve extenders, the button releases the pressure in the hose

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lezyne-floor-pu ... lip-chuck/

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:20 am 
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its not a floor pump but i really like the topeak speed master blaster for travel. Its basically a frame pump so while its more work than a floor pump, its alot less to carry (especially when flying) and Iv never had any troubles getting up to 110-120psi with it.


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uraqt wrote:
Now that I am "bragging" it's molteni orange too!!
Pics, or they didn't happen. Mine is black with yellow lettering.


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