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Floor pump

Postby Roadrookie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 17:32 pm

I had my first flat tyre this morning when I was half way round my intended route, when I got home I checked the inner tube but the valve seemed to be faulty. So anyway I replaced the inner tube and tried inflate the new one with my new Airace floor pump, but struggled and think I have bent the presta valve, and maybe thats what caused the other one to fail. The pump was cheapish from amazon and I do struggle with it, so can someone recommend another floor pump? I want one that works consistently and will pay what it takes, but obviously dont want to spend more than I have too. I have a Giant Defy road bike and have done around 500 miles on it over the past couple of months. Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Floor pump

Postby Herbsman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 17:35 pm

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Re: Floor pump

Postby hp1975 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 17:59 pm

Lezyne Classic. Its awsome, screw on chuck, never ever ever bleeds air at high pressures. Looks good too with wooden handle. Bit pricey though around £60. I will never use anything else now and ive tried Park Tools and Joe Blows etc


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Re: Floor pump

Postby Winton » Sat Nov 03, 2012 18:44 pm

Any Lezyne. Completely brilliant pumps.

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Re: Floor pump

Postby Dadmo » Sat Nov 03, 2012 20:05 pm

+1 for Lezyne Classic

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Re: Floor pump

Postby JamesB » Sun Nov 04, 2012 07:45 am

Lezyne steel floord drive, absolutely superb piece engineering, does job very well----high pressures easily achieved and high volume ---even pumped up my car tyre with it in emergency !!

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Re: Floor pump

Postby Chadders81 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 08:29 am

If you want something cheaper, I've been using the Bontrager Charger for two years and it is superb. Think they can he had for £20 online.

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Re: Floor pump

Postby BuckMulligan » Sun Nov 04, 2012 08:54 am

I agree, the Lezyne stuff is very well designed, but almost all of their stuff is needlessly expensive. You can get a perfectly serviceable track pump that will last a decade for less than half the price of that Lezyne. I've been using my £20 Topeak Joeblow for ~10 years now and it's still just as good as the day I got it.

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Re: Floor pump

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Sun Nov 04, 2012 09:16 am

I bought a Lezyne Steel Floor Drive from the Giant shop where I bought my Giant Defy a month ago. It was £40, and the guy recommended it above the Giant branded one they also carried.

Having used a couple with the fold-over press on-type attachment, the screw-on chuck is just brilliant - only needs to be screwed on lightly, seals well, and once you're done pumping, there's a little button on the chuck which releases the air in the line, allowing the chuck to unscrew very easily without letting any air out of the tyre. The chuck is reversible so it works for Schrader valves too.

Works well for me.
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Re: Floor pump

Postby Flâneur » Sun Nov 04, 2012 09:44 am

I grabbed a Giant Tower 3 when I picked up my bike (£20, cheapest one they do with a gauge) works fine and doesn't require too much effort
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Re: Floor pump

Postby giant man » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:56 am

look upon a track pump as an investment, buy a decent one and it should last you ages.
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Re: Floor pump

Postby wishitwasallflat » Sun Nov 04, 2012 17:22 pm

Joe Blow

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Re: Floor pump

Postby northpole » Sun Nov 04, 2012 17:47 pm

If you are on a tight budget the cheap Joeblow models will do the job. I bought one and it has lasted about 8 years albeit it has now been retired as it was falling to bits. Still, for about £20, it owes me absolutely nothing. The more expensive models look well made and work very effectively. Having said that, I treated myself to a Lezyne cnc model which looks like it will easily outlast me!!


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Re: Floor pump

Postby MoscowFlyer » Sun Nov 04, 2012 21:03 pm

I've got a Specialized Air Tool which has lasted me ten years and is still going strong. Fantastic pump.

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