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  • Premier Icon schmiken
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    My Zefal HPX is great. Fits perfectly under the top tube (no pump peg though).

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Similar issues with Lezyne.

    Small frame so an HPX takes up water bottle space.

    If solo, I compromise with the Lezyne and rebuild the bloody thing every time I have to use it.

    Two of us and we take the Topeak Morph, the one with the fold out foot.
    Hardly ever use it, but invaluable when it’s pissing down, windy and dark.

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    Fit proper tyres of at least 28mm and inflate to a pressure that will conform to the road surface and make you faster for less effort rather than bounce down the road on skinny tyres pumped up to stupid pressures to satisfy fashion?.

    Runs away and hide under the bridge with fingers in ears……………. 😉

    Premier Icon ahwiles
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    What somafunk said.

    28mm tyres, 75psi rear, 65 front. Still pretty firm, a nice bit of give when needed.

    butcher
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    Fit proper tyres of at least 28mm and inflate to a pressure that will conform to the road surface…

    To be fair, I mostly do. Running 28s which rarely see a lot more than 80psi, except on the finest of summer days… However, I’d like a pump that can reach those pressures comfortably.

    wilburt
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    co2 cartridge and minipump.

    I’m doing 6k miles per year and use 3 or 4 cartridges max and cant remember the last time I used the pump at all.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Just take the bluddy Morph! Mine is mounted to the frame and I still have two bottle cages. Stick some tape over the frame if you’re worried about paint damage.

    jonba
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    Topeak are good. I’ve never had a problem with my Topeak hybridrocket. Granted, it isn’t quick like a frame pump but you can get to 100psi with it.

    butcher
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    Currently have a Topeak Road Morph, and it’s absolutely fantastic. Realistically it’s the only pump you’ll ever need… If you don’t mind cable tying it to your frame, or losing a water bottle mount.

    So, I’m looking to replace it with something sturdier, kinder to my paintwork, and possibly more aesthetically pleasing.

    Frame fit pump like the Zefal HPX is a possibility, but unsure how sturdy it will be, especially as I’ve no pump peg on the frame.

    This is the 21st century though and I can’t help but think there must be loads of pumps that will fit under the bottle cage and easily reach 100psi?

    Not a big fan of Lezyne – my alloy drive has had several issues which could have had me stranded at road side, including screwing valve cores out, and corrosion pretty much welding the hose to the pump, requiring mole grips to remove it! I have a £5 Aldi pump which has performed better in every way.

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    Paul wrote:

    This is the 21st century though and I can’t help but think there must be loads of pumps that will fit under the bottle cage and easily reach 100psi?

    Yeah – a Road Morph. At least that’s where I have mine mounted, so I’m not understanding the problem.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    aracer wrote:

    butcher  » This is the 21st century though and I can’t help but think there must be loads of pumps that will fit under the bottle cage and easily reach 100psi?
    Yeah – a Road Morph. At least that’s where I have mine mounted, so I’m not understanding the problem.

    The problem the OP has is that the standard Road Morph bracket doesn’t allow a bottle cage to be fitted as well

    So – you either use one set of bottle cage mounts or you zip-tie it to the frame.

    butcher
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    Yeah, I’ve been using the Road Morph a few years now and like I say, I think it’s great. But it’s either lose a bottle cage, or mount it to the top tube with cable ties, which is pretty crude to say the least.

    Problems with that:
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    [*]It looks like shit.[/*]
    [*]It has scratched my frame to shit.[/*]
    [*]The cut off cable ties have scratched my legs to shit.[/*]
    [/list]
    It’s only the mount that lets it down. Having looked around, there have been quite a few threads about it over the years, identifying other bottle cage mounts that fit, but all referring to stuff that’s no longer available.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    I have mine mounted on the seat tube.

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    Premier Icon midlifecrashes
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    I’m pretty happy with the HPX, but I use a Zefal Doodad rubber and velcro extra strap to make sure it doesn’t go AWOL on the bumpy stuff.

    Premier Icon peteimpreza
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    Keep the pump but don’t use the standard mounting bracket .

    I have mine attached unde a bottle cage using a Blackburn mount .

    Premier Icon aracer
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    ScotRoutes wrote:

    The problem the OP has is that the standard Road Morph bracket doesn’t allow a bottle cage to be fitted as well

    They must have “improved” it I guess – I’m using the mount which came with it, though it must be at least 15 years old! (it looks very similar to that, but sits sideways rather than straight).

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