hand pump after a flat

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atanger
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by atanger

I recently purchased this hand pump,topeak road morph, and it's amazing, has a pressure gauge and and the ability to gain leverage from a built-in foot pad. If you like hand pumps, this is the one:
http://www.topeak.com/products/Pumps/RoadMorphG

RussellS
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by RussellS

http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?pag ... 12&minor=2

Blackburn Carbon Frame Pump. $20 at Excel. 100+ psi is easy.

jimh
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by jimh

RussellS & atanger - please go and sit in the corner for a time out. This is weight weenies ~200grms on a pump !!!!

Weight wins over function :P :P :P

Sorry couldn't resist, Seriously though some of those mini pumps are rubbish ... I tried mine and while it did get the tires up to 95psi (which is fine for me with the wider rims) it has a head which screws on to the valve and when I undid it ... it unscrewed the valve core which makes it worse than useless you've got some pliers/spanner with you.

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by totoboa

Stella Azul - Tip: pump the tire when it's off the frame.





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by stella-azzurra

Svetty wrote:Not sure about all this hand pumping....... :lol:


Please be aware of the direction you are pumping. :lol:
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by rodebaron51

CO2 pump brings me up to 8 bar in a second! No more hand pumping to me!
Love it... had a flat 3 days ago... took me 5 mins and back on the road (always carry 2 inner tubes and 2 co2 cartridges as I had to learn the hard way 1 was not enough....)

Another advantage; fits all nice and tight in the saddle back. So no nasty stuff on the frame.
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by BobDopolina

Those using CO2 for training don't ride enough or else their mommies still have their drivers license.

Don't be a jitbag and carry a pump. A QUALITY hand pump will get you to pressure and do it again and again and again.

Query: How many CO2 cartridges fit in a seat bag.

Answer: None, cause a real rider carries a pump, spare tube, patches and a tire boot.
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dkwperth
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by dkwperth

always carry 2 inner tubes and 2 co2 cartridges


so not really all that WW, when you add in the inflator too.... :wink:

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by HammerTime2

BobDopolina wrote:Query: How many CO2 cartridges fit in a seat bag.

Answer: None, cause a real rider carries a pump, spare tube, patches and a tire boot.
No, a real rider doesn't* carry a spare tube, because a real rider rides tubulars.

* unless for the benefit of "non-real" riders for whom the real rider may have sympathy

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HammerTime2 wrote:
BobDopolina wrote:Query: How many CO2 cartridges fit in a seat bag.

Answer: None, cause a real rider carries a pump, spare tube, patches and a tire boot.
No, a real rider doesn't* carry a spare tube, because a real rider rides tubulars.

* unless for the benefit of "non-real" riders for whom the real rider may have sympathy


Yeah. Sure they do.

Let me know how that works out when either home, civilization or a team car is more that 10km away.
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HammerTime2
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by HammerTime2

I never said a real rider doesn't carry a spare tubular. And it's been working out just fine for me, thank you. It doesn't hurt that I average about 30000 km between flats.

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HammerTime2 wrote:I never said a real rider doesn't carry a spare tubular. And it's been working out just fine for me, thank you. It doesn't hurt that I average about 30000 km between flats.


Wow! So you flat once every 2 years.

Shit, I'd ride Unicorn snot with leprechaun sidewalls if that we're possible.
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by yourdaguy

While most of us flat infrequently, the one time that you hit a patch of glass and flat both front and rear simultaneously, you will realize that the only sure way is clinchers, spare tube, patches and a pump. I was just thinking about this the other day since I ride mid morning most of the time when most everybody I know is at work and I was mentally going through my friends thinking about who I could call if I ever needed a lift.
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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^^^ Exactly. There's dick waving, poseur bullshit or real riding with accessories to match.

Real riders train on alloy clinchers until they ink a deal, then they ride what they are paid to ride.

If that's not your path plan accordingly.
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bluesea
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by bluesea

I stopped carrying CO2 (that I never used anyway) and happy for it. On the 1-2 aggressive group rides a week, I'm more than willing to shift to a solo ride if I miss the return. We ride mostly solo anyway right?

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