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    Help. I need a mini pump

    I leave on Thursday for a business trip to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. I'm taking my new foldable Bike Friday. I usually carry CO2 on my rides but airline requirements prohibit C02. My requirements are as follows:

    1. Schrader valve
    2. 100 PSI max
    3. I'd prefer a pump that will attach on the side of a bottle cage.
    4. It must be a mini pump


    Which mini pump do you suggest?
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    Topeak Master Blaster

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    I leave on Thursday for a business trip to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. I'm taking my new foldable Bike Friday. I usually carry CO2 on my rides but airline requirements prohibit C02. My requirements are as follows:

    1. Schrader valve
    2. 100 PSI max
    3. I'd prefer a pump that will attach on the side of a bottle cage.
    4. It must be a mini pump


    Which mini pump do you suggest?
    I'm not sure about using on a Schrader, but the pump works great (3 years), perhaps a look at the Topeak site will tell.

    -D

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    Look into the Zefal lineup

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    I leave on Thursday for a business trip to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. I'm taking my new foldable Bike Friday. I usually carry CO2 on my rides but airline requirements prohibit C02. My requirements are as follows:

    1. Schrader valve
    2. 100 PSI max
    3. I'd prefer a pump that will attach on the side of a bottle cage.
    4. It must be a mini pump


    Which mini pump do you suggest?
    On a serious note: Lucky Dawg!!! Will you please post pictures when you return for all of us to drool over?

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    Blackburn Airstick

    Double action mini, Presta/Schrader valve. Attaches to water bottle cage. Around $25.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    I leave on Thursday for a business trip to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. I'm taking my new foldable Bike Friday. I usually carry CO2 on my rides but airline requirements prohibit C02. My requirements are as follows:

    1. Schrader valve
    2. 100 PSI max
    3. I'd prefer a pump that will attach on the side of a bottle cage.
    4. It must be a mini pump


    Which mini pump do you suggest?
    Thanks to all for the suggestions. I'll be posting ride pics over on "commuting and touring" when I return.
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    2nd the B. A.

    2nd vote for the Blackburn Airstick. My wife uses one on her bike and I did an A-B comparison on it with my puny little Crank Bros PowerPump Mini over the weekend. The Blackburn blew it away. I was able to get about 105-110 psi into my tire with the Blackburn, never more than 70-75 psi with the crank bros.

    Yeah it takes a lot of pumping, but it does the trick. They have a carbon model which is almost double the price, but weighs maybe 5g less. Fooey.

    I will be buying another Airstick for my road bike this week. Unfortunately a full size frame pump will not easily fit on my bike (Slingshot).....Mini or nothing.

    rmp

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    Topeak Morph Road.

    Doesn't attach to the side of a bottle cage, comes ith it's own mount and could fit anywhere there's room. The mount is thin enough it could ride to the side or below the bottle cage in between the bolts.

    Easily pumps to 100+ PSI, has a nice footpeg, and even has a built in gauge. Kinda like a mini floor pump.

    $25~$30. I picked one up for our Tandem, also have a Crank Bro Mini and i can't get more than 70 from it even though it's rated to 100psi max. I think the Topeak Morph is rated to 120, I believe it could get it there too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    I leave on Thursday for a business trip to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. I'm taking my new foldable Bike Friday. I usually carry CO2 on my rides but airline requirements prohibit C02. My requirements are as follows:

    1. Schrader valve
    2. 100 PSI max
    3. I'd prefer a pump that will attach on the side of a bottle cage.
    4. It must be a mini pump


    Which mini pump do you suggest?

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