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Liam Phelan

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Mini Pump Recommendation
« on: 08, May, 2019, 08:34:17 AM »
Years since I've needed to buy a small pump for out on spins, so just looking for recommendations please.

Stephen McMullan

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: 08, May, 2019, 09:01:14 AM »
I got a loan of one of these off someone in the club at the GAP one time. Awesome yoke. Make sure to get the HV (high volume) version as that suits MTB tyres better.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/ie/en/lezyne-micro-floor-drive-hv-mini-pump/rp-prod36291

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« Last Edit: 08, May, 2019, 09:45:05 AM by Stephen McMullan »

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: 08, May, 2019, 11:27:48 AM »
I can tell you which one not to buy...Lezyne mini pump. It screws onto the valve and tends to remove the valve core when unscrewing. Heartbreaking.
It happened to me twice at which point the pump went in the bin.





Liam Phelan

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: 08, May, 2019, 11:50:09 AM »

Cheers guys.

I can tell you which one not to buy...Lezyne mini pump. It screws onto the valve and tends to remove the valve core when unscrewing. Heartbreaking.
It happened to me twice at which point the pump went in the bin.


Yikes, you mean the one below that Stephen posted?

Stephen McMullan

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: 08, May, 2019, 12:35:38 PM »
I can tell you which one not to buy...Lezyne mini pump. It screws onto the valve and tends to remove the valve core when unscrewing. Heartbreaking.
It happened to me twice at which point the pump went in the bin.

Sure any pump with a screw on connection will do that including the Airshot for seating tyres. Solution is to tighten the valve core with a valve core tool that costs like 2 euro

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/lifeline-valve-core-remover-tool/rp-prod155551

Let me know if you're throwing out anything else next time  ;D
« Last Edit: 08, May, 2019, 12:41:18 PM by Stephen McMullan »

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: 08, May, 2019, 01:20:29 PM »

Cheers guys.

I can tell you which one not to buy...Lezyne mini pump. It screws onto the valve and tends to remove the valve core when unscrewing. Heartbreaking.
It happened to me twice at which point the pump went in the bin.

Have to agree....same experience!



Yikes, you mean the one below that Stephen posted?

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #6 on: 08, May, 2019, 01:24:54 PM »
This is what you need Liam, plus they're on sale at the moment. Well made, light, really fast to pump (inflates on the inward and outward stroke!). A no brainer!

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/topeak-mini-dual-dx-pump-with-gauge/rp-prod146230

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #7 on: 08, May, 2019, 02:19:26 PM »

Cheers guys.

I can tell you which one not to buy...Lezyne mini pump. It screws onto the valve and tends to remove the valve core when unscrewing. Heartbreaking.
It happened to me twice at which point the pump went in the bin.


Yikes, you mean the one below that Stephen posted?


No, the one I had was a tiny pocket sized pump, this one I think.
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/ie/en/lezyne-pressure-drive-pump/rp-prod175337


It seems to be a fairly common problem with that pump, I've heard it from a few people.


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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #8 on: 08, May, 2019, 03:33:27 PM »
Topeak Harpoon/Master Blaster


two stage (high/low) and with a shotgun grip so when your hands are cold you can still pump properly (it's like racking shells into the chamber).


Mine has lived on the back of my hydropak thingy for years and is still the best pump I own.

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #9 on: 08, May, 2019, 05:00:15 PM »
This is what you need Liam, plus they're on sale at the moment. Well made, light, really fast to pump (inflates on the inward and outward stroke!). A no brainer!

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/topeak-mini-dual-dx-pump-with-gauge/rp-prod146230

Brian


I have this one as well and it's good, pumps a tube up pretty fast as well considering the size.

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Re: Mini Pump Recommendation
« Reply #10 on: 11, May, 2019, 05:08:14 PM »
I got a loan of one of these off someone in the club at the GAP one time. Awesome yoke. Make sure to get the HV (high volume) version as that suits MTB tyres better.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/ie/en/lezyne-micro-floor-drive-hv-mini-pump/rp-prod36291

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That was me ya borrowed it from
It's a good pump but slightly larger than a mini pump, good for in the bag.
It did remove a valve core on me once but it was a bit lose, tightened it back in and no problem.

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