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08-07-2013 11:34 AM
Trundlebike Had a little trouble with the switch and some stuff vibrated loose, but the basic pump was no problem. Car tires took a while. Lost it to a thief. I miss it.
08-07-2013 09:03 AM
OKlr
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Originally Posted by Trundlebike View Post
That looks like a decent deal, no frills pump. Alot better price than that cyclepump brand for $100
08-07-2013 06:09 AM
Grinnin
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Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
Good pump, but mine has a presta head on it. All my bicycle tires use presta valves.
My orange Silca has presta. My black Silca has Schrader.

Good tools are always a bargain.
08-06-2013 09:13 PM
planalp
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Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
There are too many pumps at my house.
T
Something Imelda Marcos would never say.....



08-06-2013 07:36 PM
Trundlebike http://www.aerostich.com/tools/tire-...ompressor.html
08-06-2013 07:18 PM
Tom Schmitz
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Originally Posted by Grinnin View Post
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My pump choice on the road is probably related to my pump choice at home: bicycle floor pump by Silca .
Good pump, but mine has a presta head on it. All my bicycle tires use presta valves.

The Goldenrod is a good pump, too, if you can find one. I think the Army uses them. Big deal in the water bottle rocket community.

I also like the old red Maeda with the reservoir and pressure gauge.

For everyday use I use a Hurricane Team because the gauge is up by the handle and I can read it ;^).

A nice old Big Boy lives in the truck.

There are too many pumps at my house.

T
08-06-2013 05:21 PM
flash
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Originally Posted by planalp View Post
It's a delicacy. There's more grease on that one sandwich than I've found on my KLR. I think the production line workers are snacking on it and hiding it by putting less on the motorcycle components:
WTF? He ate more grease than is used for an entire years production run.
08-06-2013 04:11 PM
Grinnin I used my mini manual pump today. (Picked up a nail.) I use an aluminum & plastic manual mini pump that Aerostich sells -- it locks onto the schraeder valve very well. I have other mini Mt. bike pumps on other bikes.

I recently took a trip with 3 1/2 sets of tires and 2 flats. For one change I handed a shop the wheels but for 2 1/2 sets I changed the tires myself and used the mini Mt-Bike pump.

Had I relied on CO2 cartridges I would have wanted a large supply with me. There were rough roads and some shale-covered road (although I got off and looked at the shale and most of it is crumbled down to be no threat). I could certainly have restocked on cartridges when I bought tires, but the little pump just works.

My pump choice on the road is probably related to my pump choice at home: bicycle floor pump by Silca .
08-06-2013 09:27 AM
planalp
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Originally Posted by flash View Post
Agreed, grease in Asia must be a highly prized commodity as evidenced by the amount of (or lack of) found in the swing arm and steering head bearings of our KLR's from the factory.
It's a delicacy. There's more grease on that one sandwich than I've found on my KLR. I think the production line workers are snacking on it and hiding it by putting less on the motorcycle components:




08-06-2013 06:12 AM
flash
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Originally Posted by Tom Schmitz View Post
As with all things made in China, the quality of the small pumps is not so great. I think they all come from The Happiness People's Giant Pump Factory.

What they need more than anything else, for longevity, is grease. They are not very hard to take apart. I've had good luck with mine after dis-assembling it and greasing it up real good.

T
Agreed, grease in Asia must be a highly prized commodity as evidenced by the amount of (or lack of) found in the swing arm and steering head bearings of our KLR's from the factory.

Good tip Tom, I carry a "Slime" pump and will follow your advice. Also a dab of dielectric grease on the electrical bits if access is possible.
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