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    All Mountain floor pump?

    I am getting bike ready for tomorrow's All Mountain ride and realize my floor pump is inadequate for such a burly All Mountain bike. Does anyone have any recommendations?
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    My pump is also woefully inadequate for an All Mountain bike so I have reverted to gripping the valve with my teeth and just inflating that tire myself. I'm searching for a true All Mountain pump and some ALL Mountain valve caps. When I find some, I'll report back.

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    Okay, quit teasing the poor guy and tell him what your All Mountain floor pump recommendations are. They better not be some dinky lil XC floor pump either. We are talking only All Mountain here.

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    t0t411y.

    ALL Mtn. pumps r the hardest core. dude you should get like a schwinn or a JEEP or a HUMMER pump. wut's more all mtn than a hummer? berly.

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    How about a 60 gallon Husky floor pump, thats AM adequate?

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    Make sure it has an all mountain handle and lock on grips, ODI work well. Get the one with the 10' air hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac1911
    Make sure it has an all mountain handle and lock on grips, ODI work well. Get the one with the 10' air hose.
    Is there a review in Mountain Bike Action you can post a link to? I would hate to buy one and find out it is only a XC pump made a bit heavier and relabeled.

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    I just bought a compressor thinking it would be the bare minimum for a true All Mountain pump. However, I'm having a bit of trouble putting it in my car every time I go ride. This is ridiculous. The only helpful advice I can offer is this:

    A true All Mountain Pump will air a tire in at least the same number of strokes as the tire size. So a 2.1 takes 2.1 pumps and a 2.4 takes 2.4 pumps. Any worse and you may as well toss it at the next XC weenie you see.

    All the best in your search and all future All Mountain activities.

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    I just blow mine up manually. That includes seating my DH tubeless tires on the rim. My lungs are very strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude
    Is there a review in Mountain Bike Action you can post a link to? I would hate to buy one and find out it is only a XC pump made a bit heavier and relabeled.
    Here'a a link to a pump. Not what I use, I ride XC and DH so I dont have the need for the All Mountain pumps. Good luck.


    http://www.mypleasure.com/Sex-Toy-Fireman's-Pump.asp?dept_id=901

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude
    I am getting bike ready for tomorrow's All Mountain ride and realize my floor pump is inadequate for such a burly All Mountain bike. Does anyone have any recommendations?
    You're comtemplating buying an ALL MOUNTAIN pump that's going to be used on the FLOOR? You're obviously woefully under-qualified for even aspiring to owning an All Mountain pump.


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    dudes... tubes (and tires) are for wussies. They are just a crutch for the not-machos. Riding on the bare rim is where its at
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    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    PUMPS ??...........can't choose

    I get so confused sometimes figuring out which pump i should use for which bike I have. I have so many...... XC pump, All mountain pump, freeride pump, downhill pump. Maybe I should label them. I wouldn't want to use the wrong pump on the wrong bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmac1911
    Here'a a link to a pump. Not what I use, I ride XC and DH so I dont have the need for the All Mountain pumps. Good luck.


    http://www.mypleasure.com/Sex-Toy-Fireman's-Pump.asp?dept_id=901
    Order placed. They had a lot of stuff for All Mountain Man, but very little stuff for All Mountain bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCinSC
    I just blow mine up manually. That includes seating my DH tubeless tires on the rim. My lungs are very strong.
    Wouldn't it be more correct to say orally then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yoginasser
    Wouldn't it be more correct to say orally then?


    Probably, I didn't want to be that explicit...you know it's a family website and all. My meaning was more along the lines of definition #2.

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    This thread emphasizes what I dislike about the sport of cycling now. I have been out of the riding scene for the last 10 years. I was on a 20" then riding street and dirt. I had a GT Outpost too...bottom of the line. I could pull 3's, no footers etc. on it. I didn't have to go out and purchase a DJ bike just for this. I made it work with what I had. Alot of the threads I see deal with petty "best all mountain sock" type of subjects. Stop posing and worrying about what label your equipment has on it and go ride.

    I will stick with my industrial 10 hp air pump with off road nobbies on it to make it easier to move and a mini pump.

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    this entire thread is sarcasm to the max.....can't you see that? it's a floor pump for god sakes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbdub
    This thread emphasizes what I dislike about the sport of cycling now. I have been out of the riding scene for the last 10 years. I was on a 20" then riding street and dirt. I had a GT Outpost too...bottom of the line. I could pull 3's, no footers etc. on it. I didn't have to go out and purchase a DJ bike just for this. I made it work with what I had. Alot of the threads I see deal with petty "best all mountain sock" type of subjects. Stop posing and worrying about what label your equipment has on it and go ride.

    I will stick with my industrial 10 hp air pump with off road nobbies on it to make it easier to move and a mini pump.
    360 and no footers on a GT Outpost!?!?! R U SPAWNSORED!?!?!?!?

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    Not sponsored and KIDS are pulling 3's on flat ground now. Doing a flip is becoming just another trick. Stuff is progressing super fast due to foam pits. It's not really a big change to go from a 20" to a mountain bike with respect to dirt jumping. Both behave the same once in the air. I learned on my 20" (Hoffman Taj) and then moved to the Outpost for fun. It also helped that I was in highschool and my balls were much bigger back then. Turn your head and your body will follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    this entire thread is sarcasm to the max.....can't you see that? it's a floor pump for god sakes...
    yah, I thought it was pretty darn obvious
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    this entire thread is sarcasm to the max.....can't you see that? it's a floor pump for god sakes...
    Come on, man. There is a world of difference between a tire designed to withstand the rigors of All Mountain abuse and one designed for XC riding. My tires are way beefier and I can't take the chance of a part breaking if I use flimsy weight weenie equipment.

    I gotta know that the air in my tires is All Mountain.

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    you have an excellent point.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude
    I gotta know that the air in my tires is All Mountain.
    ooo thats a good point right there. To inflate an All Mountain tire properly, do you have to do it in an all-mountainish place??? I wouldnt like my allmountain tires filled with xc-weenie air
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i have found the 1.5" headtubes to be slightly larger in diameter than 1 1/8", plus or minus

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    I just fill em up with some ganja smoke. If I ever forget my stash or lighter I always will have a hit out on the trail

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    Quote Originally Posted by JrockFeltaz
    I just fill em up with some ganja smoke. If I ever forget my stash or lighter I always will have a hit out on the trail
    BRILLIANT!
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    Hilarious - but what if you don't really ride ALL the mountain, maybe only half the mountain, or even just the part where the trail is - are you really riding ALL Mountain, or is it more like 1/3 Mountain? And do you still need an all mountain pump?
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    this is a dumb question. there's no such thing as an all mountain pump. you don't use pneumatic tires on real AM rides. take your weenie pneumatic tires back to the pavement where they belong.

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    i fill each tyre up with 20 scoops of stan's... no need for floor pumps

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    this entire thread is sarcasm to the max.....can't you see that? it's a floor pump for god sakes...
    OH, I didn't pick up on the sarcasm, but I am in the market for some all mountain tire levers.... suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyfist23
    OH, I didn't pick up on the sarcasm, but I am in the market for some all mountain tire levers.... suggestions?


    this might be AM
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    if it's steel then it's too DH. my titanium tire iron is lighter.

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    Who uses tires for AM, anyway? I just FALL down the mountain, headfirst. The only way to do it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    if it's steel then it's too DH. my titanium tire iron is lighter.
    titanium is sooo 2006 and tire levers are for pu$$ies.
    The right way to take off an AM tire is with your bare hands and use a bit of blood as lubricant if the bead does not come off
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    Quote Originally Posted by s62
    Who uses tires for AM, anyway? I just FALL down the mountain, headfirst. The only way to do it right.
    Thats how may dad and my grandpa used to do (in tandem)!Real men right there,real AM!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 545cu4ch
    titanium is sooo 2006 and tire levers are for pu$$ies.
    The right way to take off an AM tire is with your bare hands and use a bit of blood as lubricant if the bead does not come off
    that is actually how really i get my tires off the rim....my bare hands work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    that is actually how really i get my tires off the rim....my bare hands work fine.
    i do too
    try to remove a double ply wire bead tire for extra fun
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    i've done single-ply wire beads. but never double. gonna have to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    i've done single-ply wire beads. but never double. gonna have to try it.
    your hands will suffer, believe me
    I nearly died when I put my highroller. Since im macho, I didnt use tire levers, I had to use a spoon to get the final part of the bead on
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    My mini pump is as all mountain as they come, makes my face turn red pumping up a 2.5 tire.

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    I opened up my XC floor pump and poured some Dew into the air compression chamber. That mutha' is totally AM now.

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    I still haven't found the spot to put the needle into my all mountain tires. I just fill them up with straw,leaves,and dead rodents and squirrel blood. All mountain tires rock.

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    This should do the trick!
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    Duuuude,

    You need to get some of those ACME All Mountain CO2 cartridges!!! They fill them near the Coors factory with only the choicest of pure mountain CO2 goodness so you KNOW your tires will be set up PERFECTLY for their specific design of all mountain fun!

    Have FUN!

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    Don't forget to replace you crappy XC presta or schrader valves as they aren't up for proper AM punishment, they will leak AM air no matter what.

    You need real AL-Am (Aluminium-Americium alloy) valves for the job:


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    I just fill my tubes up with a can of dew. problem solved.
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