Carrying mini pump on road bike – any bright ideas?
on and onSubscriber
Depends on the size of the pump. On one of my bikes I have a carbon fibre pump inserted in the seatpost and held it with a small piece of foam to prevent rattle.
On another I use one of these from deal extreme.
Stick it around the seatpost or any part of the frame for holding flashlights, pumps etc etc
Posted 4 years ago
I got a Lezyne pump that came with a frame mount. Seems to work well and it sits clear of the frame so “shouldn’t” cause any damage.
You can get tool cannisters for fitting spares etc. into and some of these are long enough to fit a small pump into. Like this:
which from the Q&A bit should fit a pump about 175mm long in.Posted 4 years ago
cinnamon_girl – Member
OK thanks. I guess I was kinda hoping that a more aesthetically-pleasing solution existed.
There probably is but as I’m a mountain biker riding a road bike a mountain morph pump strapped on there is good enough. Though 2 CO2 canisters in the saddle bag is my alternative.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
there’s something very right about those 2 torches, a big torch with another one aswell[img]http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_12000_1.jpg[/img]Gotta be a bloke thing, puts me in mind of Ripley* lashing the flamethrower to the pulse rifle in aliens. Grrrr.
So frame fit pumps aren’t cool now then? jersey pocket mostly, do have some lezyne bottle mounts, seem a good idea but never actually fit/used them yet.
*yes I’m aware of the irony that my example involved someone of the lady persuasion but cobbling stuff together, adding extras making everything bigger/better is most definitely blokey.Posted 4 years agoshamusMember
My tiny carbon (topeak?) one has spent many rides lashed to the back of my seatpost making it look very aero from a distance. failing that it fits in my equally tiny saddle bag (syncros?) or pocket.Posted 4 years ago
a racer friend has a stem/top tube food bag which usually holds tools so he can’t throw them away when grabbing a jacket or more fuel. Seems a neat solution for tiny pumpsTiRedMember
Topeak pumps come with an aesthetically pleasing bracket. Think I have a spare or two if you want one. I have one on the commuter, but the road and race bike pump is a tiny carbon thing that fits in a pack in my pocket. To be honest, I use CO2 cartridges because they are so good.Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I’ve got a small Boardman micro pump from Halfords that came with a plastic holder that screws on between the frame and the bottle cage. You can mount it either on the down or seat tube. Its small and short (shorter than a bottle) and secure. It comes with a velcro strap as well if you want extra security. I carry CO2 inflators in my saddle bag which can inflate a 700C road bike tyre to about 120psi so only carry the pump in case I have multiple punctures and run out of CO2 canisters or cock up loading one and expel it by accident.
I can’t stand having too much in my jersey pockets digging into my back. I don’t mind soft items like extra clothing and food, but not hard objects.Posted 4 years agoPeterPoddyMember
Bit concerned about fixing it on a plastic bike though.
What’s that got to do with the price of fish? You’re over thinking it. 🙂 Just screw a bracket on FFS!
Edit: can I ask for recommendations of mini pumps?
As always, if you actually want to pump your tyre up, not look like you are whilst getting cramp in your forearms, pick a Topeak ‘morph’ pump.Posted 4 years ago
Mountain Morph for MTBS
Road Morph for road bikes
(Surprising I know)
There is none better.beerbikerMember
Try a BeerBabe re-cycled inner tube tool roll it can hold a pump & either go in your back pocket or attached to the seat post with its velco strap 😉
or the slightly smaller mini tool roll.Posted 4 years agoonewheelgoodSubscriber
Neat, cheap, works well.Posted 4 years ago
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