User Tag List

Page 7 of 11 FirstFirst 1234567891011 LastLast
Results 121 to 140 of 218

Thread: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

  1. #121
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    12,700
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by jt10000 View Post
    Swix straps?
    Yup. They are great. The Serotta has no pump peg and the pump is secure on the Zanconato but rattles a bit so I keep it tight with the straps. I use them to secure the battery for my Dinotte tail light to my seat. They're very secure and tidy. I like them.
     

  2. #122
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    1,479
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Zefel's website shows the HPX in black, and I can only seem to find it for sale in silver. Anyone know why? I know they all used to be black, so maybe its just an old photo.

    HPX - ZEFAL
    --------------------
    another jaunt
    REBAR

  3. #123
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    724
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by s_curran View Post
    Zefel's website shows the HPX in black, and I can only seem to find it for sale in silver. Anyone know why? I know they all used to be black, so maybe its just an old photo.
    HPX - ZEFAL
    No idea. I wanted an all-black one but I couldn't even find a bike shop in NYC that stocked Zefal, and half the ones I called couldn't even order them.
    Rivendell list them in silver, and mine came from the evil overlords of the internet rainforest (who also list them in silver).
    Neil

  4. #124
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1,728
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Wire tie "pump peg" can work for bikes w/out a proper peg (*)

    For seat stay mounting, the Topeak pump has enough plastic on the grip and the Chuck ends that you can shape them to conform to the dropout and seat tube - seat stay junction. Just a little bit of effort drastically improves security of the fit. I always use a couple straps anyway. Paranoia perhaps but never a dropped pump.

    (*) I asked Joe to add a pump peg to my Kluisberg and he said something to the effect of "heh, you are old school....".

    Mark
     

  5. #125
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    724
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    Wire tie "pump peg" can work for bikes w/out a proper peg
    Thank you very much for that gem! Turns out it's the perfect thing. The HPX#2 is staying (pardon the pun) on the NDS seatstay!

    Neil

  6. #126
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4,941
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Silca frame pump is inevitable. I held the prototype in my hands recently and its all that and a bag of chips. When that becomes available everything else becomes less than ;) AND it will be available to your favorite framebuilders disassembled ready for paint. Yes!
    Did no one else see this???

    Any details you can share?
    -Dustin

  7. #127
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    DC
    Posts
    23,701
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by -Dustin View Post
    Did no one else see this???

    Any details you can share?
    All intel is unofficial. The head mimics the elegant plastic head that we all loved however it is in aluminum.
    The plunger shaft is twice the diameter of the old pumps and it is reminiscent of THE BEST FRAMEPUMP ever which we all knew and loved.
    Silca is promising some results very soon and if I play my cards right there will be a couple of custom length jobs on my bikes before summer is done.
    Pssst - it is feather light and looks like it will do a terrific job for beating miscreant dogs and poking into the spokes of the visiting team (kidding).

  8. #128
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,502
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    A couple of people have seen or held the new Silca. I haven't. As I understand, it's awhile away.

  9. #129
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    W Mass
    Posts
    9,510
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
    Schwingworthy.
     

  10. #130
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    3,158
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr B View Post
    I went for the rear-stay solution on account of living in a 3rd-floor apartment and shouldering my bike up and down stairs every ride. If I were to fit and remove an HPX pump under the TT every ride I expect the paintwork would be chipped to hell in no time. Not ideal, as I plan to upgrade from this frameset in the next year or so.
    I thought I saw chrome clip-on pump pegs somewhere online, but can't find them for sale - does anyone know where I could get one? Then I could simply move the HPX#2 to the TT and hold it against the ST with said clip-on peg.
    The upside-down nature of the pump as it is now does lend itself to water and crud dribbling down into the handle.

    TH, the bearing and washer is a fine idea. If I had any means of bending and machining metal, I'd probably go for it!
    Oh actually I have some of those clip on pegs but the zip tie might be a nicer solution. You can give it a shot if you'd like. I'll dig one out.
     

  11. #131
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    the crescent city
    Posts
    1,079
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    well I just cracked the cap on my Quicker Pro awesome mini pump and did a little search on VS looking for a replacement that turned up this old thread. Has anyone had a chance to try the new Silca yet? any other recommendations for frame-sized or mini that have come down the pipeline? (saw that silca also produced a mini version)

    thanks in advance
     

  12. #132
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale
    Posts
    5,759
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by giordana93 View Post
    well I just cracked the cap on my Quicker Pro awesome mini pump and did a little search on VS looking for a replacement that turned up this old thread. Has anyone had a chance to try the new Silca yet? any other recommendations for frame-sized or mini that have come down the pipeline? (saw that silca also produced a mini version)

    thanks in advance
    I used the Silca in mini version. It's a nicely made pump.
    Auk's words to live by:
    Blow up and pin a picture of M. Bartoli on your wall. When you achieve that position, stop. Until then, stretch, ride, stretch, ride, eat less, and ride more.

  13. #133
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The Barn
    Posts
    1,792
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by giordana93 View Post
    well I just cracked the cap on my Quicker Pro awesome mini pump and did a little search on VS looking for a replacement that turned up this old thread. Has anyone had a chance to try the new Silca yet? any other recommendations for frame-sized or mini that have come down the pipeline? (saw that silca also produced a mini version)

    thanks in advance
    The Impero Ultimate is the best frame pump ever made and pretty much the most expensive as well. My take? Worth it.
    Tom Kellogg
    Rides bikes, makes 'em too.
    Spectrum-Cycles.com
    Butted Ti Road, Reynolds UL, Di2, QuarQ, Conour lite, SP Zero
    Steel Cross, X-7, Crank Bros, Concour Lite, Nemesis, Grifo
    Steel Piste, D-A Piste, PD-7400, Concour lite, Zipp 404
    http://kapelmuurindependent.be


    Shortest TFC Member (5'6 3/4") & shrinking

  14. #134
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Plantation, Florida
    Posts
    126
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Kellogg View Post
    The Impero Ultimate is the best frame pump ever made and pretty much the most expensive as well. My take? Worth it.
    Agreed 100%
     

  15. #135
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,502
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Yup. It's the only frame pump I've ever had that doesn't rattle or vibrate.

  16. #136
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,226
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    I would like to get an Impero. I have real doubts if I could get one to fit in my frame though. I know Silca claims that it can fit some frames like a Tarmac but, I think mine is a bit to weird. So I'm wondering about the Pocket Impero. I've never ever ever used a pocket or a micro pump so I'm extremely skeptical. Does anyone have any experience with the Pocket Impero?
     

  17. #137
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale
    Posts
    5,759
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by TRuss View Post
    I would like to get an Impero. I have real doubts if I could get one to fit in my frame though. I know Silca claims that it can fit some frames like a Tarmac but, I think mine is a bit to weird. So I'm wondering about the Pocket Impero. I've never ever ever used a pocket or a micro pump so I'm extremely skeptical. Does anyone have any experience with the Pocket Impero?
    I've had it for a few months. Used it a few times. It's a well-made pump and does the job.
    Auk's words to live by:
    Blow up and pin a picture of M. Bartoli on your wall. When you achieve that position, stop. Until then, stretch, ride, stretch, ride, eat less, and ride more.

  18. #138
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Posts
    1,502
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by TRuss View Post
    ... I've never ever ever used a pocket or a micro pump so I'm extremely skeptical.
    You should be! They are a fair bit more work than a full sized pump or CO2 cartridge. Expect to spend more time and energy working the mini pump. That's the trade off for something that fits in a jersey pocket.

    As much as I like my Silca frame pump, I don't think I've seen any evidence that the smaller Silca is significantly different from something like a Blackburn or Lezyne mini pump in terms of functionality. I'm sure the craftsmanship is great, but if I were in the market I might buy a $25 version first to see if I'm happy "whacking off," as D-CT once put it, the mini pump.

  19. #139
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,226
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Thanks guys.
     

  20. #140
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Miami, Florida
    Posts
    13,111
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Frame Pumps: The Greatest Ever Made

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobonli View Post
    You should be! They are a fair bit more work than a full sized pump or CO2 cartridge. Expect to spend more time and energy working the mini pump. That's the trade off for something that fits in a jersey pocket.

    As much as I like my Silca frame pump, I don't think I've seen any evidence that the smaller Silca is significantly different from something like a Blackburn or Lezyne mini pump in terms of functionality. I'm sure the craftsmanship is great, but if I were in the market I might buy a $25 version first to see if I'm happy "whacking off," as D-CT once put it, the mini pump.
    I have a pocket Impero and a Blackburn Airstik 2-stage. The Impero is much nicer and easier to use, IMO. I always bring a CO2 and carry the pump in the event I get multiple flats or the CO2 fails me, so I don't depend on it as my only source of inflation, though. If I did, I'd strongly recommend a frame pump instead.
     

Similar Threads

  1. The Greatest Factory Wheelset Ever Made: What you got?
    By Too Tall in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 466
    Last Post: 09-04-2016, 09:37 AM
  2. Another Hand-Made Film (Harlem frame builder)
    By ericpmoss in forum VSalon HandMade Gallery (non-cycling)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-17-2013, 06:34 PM
  3. The Greatest of All Time
    By chasea in forum The Art of Wardrobe
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-26-2012, 10:30 AM
  4. greatest ever by a lot
    By SteveP in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 04-03-2012, 11:32 PM
  5. A quick note on frame pumps
    By Saab2000 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: 03-29-2012, 12:06 AM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •