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Offline Beep!Beep!

What pump for loaded touring
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2006, 11:04:05 am »
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Cyclaire bicycle pumps are quick and easy like a full size pump, but light and portable like a mini pump. The revolutionary Cyclaire Technology means that you simply pull on a handle to inflate your tyre. Every time you pull on the handle, this drives a mini compressor inside the pump. The double ended piston moves so fast you can pump a lot of air quickly and easily, even at high pressures.

Adjustable nozzle which fits Presta (narrow), Schrader (wide) and Dunlop valves
158mm long x 64mm wide x 53mm high
Includes carry case
302 grams
Bicycle Business Magazine Review
Conclusion: It's like having a massive floor-pump inside a six-inch case...really easy to get high pressures...
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Bike Europe Magazine Review
"You only need a few strokes for a regular 2 bar bicycle tyre ...Small, but surprisingly effective"
Conclusion: Cyclaire can easily put your road race tyre at 8 or 10 bar
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Cycling Plus Magazine Review
"Cyclaire beat Crank Brothers hands down...will easily get your tyres above 100 psi."
Conclusion: Truly innovative design, compacting the power of a larger pump into a small package, at reasonable cost.
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"This is an ingenious, easy-to-use bicycle pump which uses a pull-cord system to inflate has an integral pressure guage attached which seemed very accurate and easy to read...all in all the Cyclaire pump appears to be very well made from robust materials and should give years of good service...I think it represents value for money and would make a great addition to any cyclists kit."
Conclusion: Very compact unit, easy to use, reasonable price.
Rating: Ease of use 4/5 : Performance 5/5 : Quality 5/5
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Offline driftlessregion

What pump for loaded touring
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2006, 11:52:17 pm »
While I don't pump every day (more like every 3 days) I don't think that squeezing the tire is an effective way of determining the volume of air in the tire.

Offline jimbeard

What pump for loaded touring
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2006, 10:55:57 pm »
Another vote for Topeak road morph.
It the best i have found in 25 years of touring.


Offline Styx

What pump for loaded touring
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2006, 08:19:09 am »
Another vote for the Topeak with the gauge. Since you
can use it like a floor pump, its easier to pump up
high pressure tires..... pushing against the floor and
usinh your weight if needed is a lot better than pushing against the valve as when using a frame pump.

Personally, I use good tires, prefer 80+ lbs pressure
on my 26" touring bike, and Mr Tuffy's tire liners.

Offline bicyclerider

What pump for loaded touring
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2006, 03:10:56 pm »
Regardless of what pump you use, my experience from pedaling across the Southern Tier ( June- July 1999 ) was heat destroys pumps. I finally purchased a floor size pump in Phoenix after two pumps failed from San Diego to that point. Those two pumps were a double cyclinder compact pump and a frame mounted single pump.
I was pulling a bob trailer and I just strapped it to the top of the bob along with the extra gallon of water.

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Offline brad

What pump for loaded touring
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2006, 11:01:16 am »
i have a blackburn full frame pump that works wonders. i can easily pump to 90 psi with it as well. i have had it for about eight years now and it still works fine.

for road and mtn bike rides where i am concerned about weight i do take CO2.

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Offline TheDaltonBoys

What pump for loaded touring
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2006, 11:21:25 am »
OK, I'll weigh in....M&M's (Morph & Marathon +'s)). Also an advocate of "Squeeze3" squeeze 'em and most of the time (Not all the time), you won't need air for about 3 days under normal touring conditions. Regards...Mark of the Dalton Boys