what roadie pump? what co2 inflator?
Ultraflate plus here. 16g a decent size, take threaded or unthreaded (bit cheaper), can seal part-used carts, big enough to “pop on” tubeless 29er tyres, can store a cartridge in it without breaking the seal and the holder stops your hands getting cold burns. 🙂 http://www.tyreinflators.co.uk/index.php often have a deal but they appear out of stock.Posted 4 years agoglobaltiMember
In my experience there isn’t any hand pump that will let you achieve proper pressure out on the road. You need a track pump for that and there’s none better than the Topeak JoeBlow. Don’t buy a mountain bike pump with a fat barrel for big volume at low pressure, it will kill you on road tyres.
Out on the road, small and light is the watchword so you might as well go for something like Lezyne’s little pumps, they are beautifully made and will fit in a jersey pocket or snugly alongside your drink bottle. Carry a spare inner tube as well. If you do need to use it, be prepared for a strange and rather unsettling ride on a squidgy tyre until you can get to somewhere with a track pump.Posted 4 years agokiloSubscriber
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In my experience there isn’t any hand pump that will let you achieve proper pressure out on the road. You need a track pump for that and there’s none better than the Topeak JoeBlow.
I use a specialized airtool and one of these
both perfectly capable of reaching decent road pressures, I’ve found the joe blow track pump to be a lot more temperamental than a rennkompressor
Out on the road, small and light is the watchword…
If your racing a tt maybe, if you’re an overweight mamil on a club run / social the weight of a frame pump is going to make naff all difference so get a pump that can do the job.Posted 4 years agoHazeMember
I use an Innovations chuck and carry a Co2 cart, very small a pretty easy to use.
Keep thinking I should get a ‘proper’ pump as back up or to replace entirely.
Lezyne road drive gets my vote, although I don’t fancy it on the frame…so long as I can convince myself it’ll fit nicely in my jersey pocket. Anyone do this?Posted 4 years agomrmoMember
for home use get a rennokompressor, the amount of steel and iron in it means it doubles as a club if you ever need one!
On the road the only really decent pumps are frame fits such as the Zefal HPX, i have a backburn that is years old that works but takes a while. Normally just use a CO2 cartridge.
One comment, when you try and inflate using CO2, make sure the tyre is seated properly BEFORE you inflate!!!!Posted 4 years ago
I’ve a silca track pump i use at home, its not massively adept at reaching roadie pressures without a bit of a struggle, but suffices.Posted 4 years ago
I’m looking for a mini/midi pump ideally, i like the idea of the old school tubes that come out of the lezynes and take some pressure off the valve whilst pumping.joemarshallMember
Frame fit pumps are always with the bike, and are easy enough to get a tyre up to 100psi with.
Mini pumps either weigh the same, but aren’t so easy or tidy to carry , or are teeny weeny and can’t get decent pressure.
It kind of depends – with a mini pump you can get home at a slower pace. With a frame fit, you can just go on with a ride.
Co2 might be good, I hate the idea of being limited in how many punctures you can repair though (except for obviously how many tubes and patches you have), and you might not want to lend it to a mate if you are low on them.Posted 4 years agoransosSubscriber
In my experience there isn’t any hand pump that will let you achieve proper pressure out on the road.
My Lezyne gets 80 PSI without too much bother, which is close enough. It also uses an old school hose attachment to the valve so it’s less likely to cause damage. The only downside is it can unscrew the valve core – Continental are a particular problem.Posted 4 years agocr500domSubscriber
I use a Lezyne semi track pump, frame mounted behind the bottle cage
Its actually the HV rather that HP version as I use it on both MTB and road bikes.
I can get it up to 90 odd psi no bother which is fine….
I know its against “The Rules” but with tiny bits of Norfolk flint on most of our roads, it can be a godsend (got 3 punctures within 40 miles on a club ride a couple of months back)I`d have been stuck with a CO2 solutionPosted 4 years agojulianwilsonMember
The only downside is it can unscrew the valve core – Continental are a particular problem.
Although I have also just bought a couple of conti tubes as spares. 😕Posted 4 years ago
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