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    Mini Pump Hose

    Aloha,

    This may not be for everyone but I just thought I'd post this up. The idea is to have a mini-pump driven hose with a universal head that can be hooked up to schrader or presta. This does multiple things for me.

    1) My old pump, I don't have to worry about which way it is set and what kind of tube I am trying to fill.
    2) Don't know how many times I've messed with trying to hold the wheel in my hand (on the trail) in an awkward position while trying to pump the tire up and worry about breaking the valve stem off, especially with presta valves.

    Here's what you'll need.
    Mini Pump Hose-dscf2350.jpg

    Avenir pump hose - Amazon - About $9:
    Michelin Avenir Dual Head Replacement Bicycle Floor Pump Hose : Amazon.com : Sports & Outdoors

    Schrader Valve from Ebay - About $7:
    Harley Touring Shocks Tank Fill Schrader Valve | eBay

    Adapter from Ace Hardware - 1/4" Barbed to 1/8" NPT - About $5 here in Hawaii.

    Scissors or something to cut the 1/4" hose.

    10 Minutes Time.

    Close up of the Valve and the Adapter
    Mini Pump Hose-dscf2351.jpg

    Cut the hose on the screwed end
    Mini Pump Hose-dscf2352.jpg

    Assemble the pieces (use tape if you want)
    Mini Pump Hose-dscf2353.jpg

    And you're left with this.
    Mini Pump Hose-dscf2354.jpg

    Once again, not sure if you'd be interested as you'll add weight to your pack. However, I feel it's a useful upgrade in the convenience it brings.

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    Waaay cool idea!1 Thanx, going to build one myself!
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    So I've been using this pump hose for a bunch of years because I couldn't stand being out in the field and enduring the hassles of the pump on the valve and possibly breaking the valve.

    I know there are a number of companies now having a hose with their pumps. Saw this one, looks great. Like the magnet attachment to the pump. Simple. Comes in non CO2 versions as well as HP and HV version with and without gauges.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCKV4lULahs

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    Cool idea but I found these things recently and they are even better!

    LINK I bought one and I am amazed by the quality you are getting for the price. It's a very tidy bit of kit and works well. The hose is indeed a great feature.


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    I have this Lezyne pump that has a detachable hose 1 side presta the other scrader

    https://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-HV-Dri...ump&th=1&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by dundundata View Post
    I have this Lezyne pump that has a detachable hose 1 side presta the other scrader
    Looks like they shrunk an old bike pump!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dundundata View Post
    I have this Lezyne pump that has a detachable hose 1 side presta the other scrader

    https://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-HV-Dri...ump&th=1&psc=1
    Pretty much the same one I have.

    Saw the Crank Brothers Klic pump on a youtube video the other day and have to say I'm pretty interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    Cool idea but I found these things recently and they are even better!

    LINK I bought one and I am amazed by the quality you are getting for the price. It's a very tidy bit of kit and works well. The hose is indeed a great feature.

    Nice. The price is nice and simplicity is great too. I do prefer a T-handle but for others, that's not a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    I do prefer a T-handle but for others, that's not a big deal.
    I've taken it up to about 80psi on a road tyre and it wasn't that bad. If you put the hose between your fingers so that you are pushing against the valve-head cover it's comfortable enough.

    What I will say is that it's dog slow! It would take you a long time to air up a large MTB tyre with one of these. The price of the tiny size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pig View Post
    I've taken it up to about 80psi on a road tyre and it wasn't that bad. If you put the hose between your fingers so that you are pushing against the valve-head cover it's comfortable enough.

    What I will say is that it's dog slow! It would take you a long time to air up a large MTB tyre with one of these. The price of the tiny size.
    Haha. Yes, I have been out with others with those SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT pumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmats View Post
    Haha. Yes, I have been out with others with those SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT pumps.
    Don't get me wrong, I don't care. It's for occasional emergency use so I can live with slowness.

    I have a friend who regularly rocks up without a pump, tools tube or anything. He's obsessed with having a light bike but it sure pisses you off when he has to borrow your stuff. I told him that the next time he breaks down without tools he's on his own.

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