Wahhh! Footpump gone bang.

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  1. Trikeman

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    Just a day after Christmas and my foot pump went bang, snap and gave up the ghost - I've had that foot pump for about 20 years and now it's dead.

    I like to keep my MH tyres spot on 80psi and check them with a reliable gauge, so only used the foot pump for topping up - save going anywhere to pump up and getting all in the way. I could go and buy another foot pump, but before I do that what alternatives does anyone use - I'm not talking about inflating from zero to 80psi, just for keeping them topped up.

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    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    In my experience the electric pumps have a habit of failing just when they are needed most. I suggest you get what is called a track bike pump. Not necessarily this particular model but this sort of thing. Get a good one, some are double acting and/or with twin cylinders and it will be better quality than a typical car foot pump. They are not for inflating a flat tyre but are excellent for topping up. http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-joe-...m_medium=base&utm_campaign=uk&kpid=5360093202
     
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    I have a Joe Blow pump. As you say for topping up, great. I also use mine for the rear air bags, i can get a more accurate reading, and it's a darn site easier to top up than the small compressor i have.

    Craig
     
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    Whayhay,,,,,, never thought of my JoeBlow Sport - used for some years pumping up my bike tyres, never thought to use it for the MH.
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    Cheers,

    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Woah !!!!!! Those are for fit people....not fat people. :Laughing:.
     
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    indeed John.. but ..

    track pumps also offer an upper body workout along with the aerobic benefit. :Wink:
     
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    and breathlessness with an urgent need to sit down. :Eeek:

    12v compressors werent invented for the fun of it. :Laughing:
     
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    However, this does remind me of when I got my JoeBlow Pump now.

    Several years ago my dear Wife asked me what I want for Christmas, and where from....................

    Needless to say the lads in Somerset Cycles will never forget that day and it took them until the New Year to get over it...........
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    Trikeman. :Wink:
     
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    Nice to hear from you Jim :BigGrin: hope you had a good xmas and have a good new year :thumb:
    terry
    BTW got the first 12v comp, the Aldi one (both in van)and a 3hp one in garage :Wink:I waited for the Aldi one to drop to 25 quid from 69 :Wink:
     
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