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pplupo

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Portable pumps
« on: June 05, 2020, 10:16:38 PM »
What's been your experience with portable pumps?
I'm between this manual:
https://amzn.to/3tJwZuF
or this electric:
https://amzn.to/3tKDZHS

Do you have any other suggestions? Anything against electric ones? Anything in favor of a manual one?
« Last Edit: March 22, 2021, 08:05:05 AM by Ryan »

jshill

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 01:32:11 PM »
I do not know this electric pump, but I favor that sort or CO2 cartridges, because pumping up my fat tires with a hand pump is NOT FUN. Depends on the tires, though.

Ryan

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 08:42:25 PM »
I personally came across the Pro Bike Tool one and am hoping to review it. That's personally what I'd buy. For the amount of times that you need it the electric seems a bit overkill. Though as Jshill mentioned pumping up fat tires would be annoying.

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2020, 05:40:50 AM »
Ryan, which of the Pro Bike Tool pumps are you looking into?

Ryan

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2020, 10:56:19 AM »
Ryan, which of the Pro Bike Tool pumps are you looking into?

I was looking at the portable pump with the gauge: https://amzn.to/3cTseG5

There aren't many that come with a gauge and I think it's an important feature. Generally a pump is something that I'll always pay more for to get a higher quality one. The cheap ones can be frustrating both in attaching it to the valve and they often have questionable pressure gauges.

jshill

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2020, 08:52:41 PM »
If I had regular road tires, I would like that pump. But my Radmini with fat tires would DO ME IN if I had to pump one up after repairing. I carry the Pro Bike Tool CO2 inflator and SEVERAL CO2 cartridges. Just easier.

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 01:02:42 PM »
This pump is very handy and compact.

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2021, 07:10:51 AM »
the "super portable electric bike pump" from bolton e-bikes works well - $49.99.

i have used the pump several times in the last few months.

https://boltonebikes.com/collections/tools/products/portable-electric-bike-pump

« Last Edit: May 30, 2021, 07:18:46 AM by wkindred »

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2021, 11:02:19 PM »
I have the Xiaomi portable pump that pplupo linked in the first post. Xiaomi makes great hardware and lousy software. This pump has no software so it's a good pump. It took 3 minutes to pump up my 3" x 20" tire to 30 psi.

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2021, 04:57:49 PM »
I have the electric one from bolton. Only thing I worried about is needing the pump and the pump not working. I might get a regular pump as a backup.

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Re: Portable pumps
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2021, 08:18:59 PM »
I have the same one as Wkindred but I got mine on Amazon.  Seems to work well.