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    Kid friendly floor pump

    Anyone recommend a floor pump that is easy enough for a 75# kid to pump to 60 psi? I want to teach and encourage my son to do his own basic maintainence. He can pump his tires (26 x 1.5 if it matters) to about 40 psi with a lot of effort with my Blackburn AirTower 4 but not 60 psi (they're city tires not knobbies) at all.

    Are there any pumps that are any easier? Maybe a big volume cylinder for less pressure resistance with each stroke?

    Thanks.

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    If he's 75lb, would you trust him with an air compressor? You can get a cheap pancake compressor for cheap these days...

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    I was also thinking air compressor.

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    Re: Kid friendly floor pump

    You want a LOW volume, small diameter cylinder to make it easier, not high volume. Yours looks like it is a road bike pump, so not sure if you can find anything with a smaller-diameter cylinder or not.

    Lezyne pumps are really good. It isn't too difficult to pump 60 psi with my high-volume model. If a friend or lbs has different road bike pumps he could try.

    He will be growing fast and will soon be able to use yours. Meanwhile, help him.

    Does he really need 60 psi?

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    40psi in a 1.5" tire is likely excessive pressure for a 75 pound kid, you want a bit of deformation of the tire to smooth out the bumps, even for mostly asphalt riding.

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    +1. And better traction & handling.

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    Thanks. Good points

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