Road bike newbie, recommend me a small, cheap, effective pump..
Small, cheap, effective, pick two.
I’ve got a Blackburn Airstik Anyvalve – very cheap, reasonably effective, not very small. But then I like to just leave a pump mounted to the frame of the road bike (one less thing to put in pockets, and one less thing to FORGET to put in pockets…).
Saddlebag – small topeak aero wedge will do a tiny multitool, two road tubes and two tyres levers, and again lives on the bike at all times.Posted 4 years agobob_summersMember
Road Drive’s been really good for me. One caveat, if your valve core is removeable and not properly tight, the Road Drive will extract it when you unscrew the pump, letting your 100 hard-won PSI back out into the atmosphere.
Doesn’t happen now I’m aware of it, but it has when I’ve lent my pump out on a club ride…Posted 4 years agoabattySubscriber
It’s difficult to know until you’ve fitted it, but I have to avoid any small saddlebag that has a Velcro fixing around the seatpost as my inner thighs rub against it and start to destroy expensive bib-shorts! I’ve therefore found a Scicon saddle bag works a treat – and no it hasn’t fallen off yet, even though most of my riding is on cratered Hampshire back lanes.Posted 4 years agomrblobbySubscriber
If it’s commuting may want to get a bigger pump and frame mount it (or mount it to the bottle cage). As aesthetically displeasing as it might be, I think you can probably get away with it on a commuter, and you will be grateful for something that can inflate tyres without a bazillion strokes on a cold dark winter commute.Posted 4 years ago
It’s difficult to know until you’ve fitted it, but I have to avoid any small saddlebag that has a Velcro fixing around the seatpost as my inner thighs rub against it and start to destroy expensive bib-shorts
Won’t be a problem ‘cos I’ll be wearing baggies over knee warmers:-) For now at least….Posted 4 years ago
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