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    Frame Mounted Pumps.

    I did a search and couldn't find a good VRC thread.

    So what brand of pumps were used back in the day? What considerations does one need to keep in mind when looking for a good VRC pump for a MTB. Thanks!!

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    Mt. Zefal was always what I ran.

    A little later the Blackburn Mammoth Mtn.

    But before the Mt. Zefal, pretty sure it was just a silver, OG Zefal....
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    I ran a Zefal frame pump to start, then a mini double shot for a good long while.
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    Frame Mounted Pumps.

    Are you asking about the frame pump that fit the pump peg? Silca made some of those. Zefal has also been around for awhile. I had a zefal that I used for all my flats to and from school so I have bad memories of those.

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    Ooohhhh. Everybody typing at once.

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    This is what I had in mind (check link below). Mounted either in front of or behind the down tube. I had one on my school bike too back in the early 90's but I have no idea what kind it was.


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    That'd be a Silca, work fine, look cool, plastic.

    The Zefals were aluminum, so possibly more durable, but otherwise, the Silca is the more "classic" model I suppose.

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    Back in the day (and now): Mt. Zefal
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    Zefal HPX1 or HPX2
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    Yellow or pink Mt. Zefal.
    Gunmetal gray Mt. Zefal too - but not as cool.
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    Rhode Gear which used rubber straps, Zefal was next, think there was a Planet Bike but found happiness in Blackburn Mammouth Mountain. Still have it.
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    I think the goal in the early days was to get a Silca painted to match with a Campagnolo head.



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    ode to mt zefal

    mt. zefal. hands down, the very best, most reliable, only truly field serviceable pump ever. i feel about this pump the way charleton heston felt about his guns. i've carried one on every mountain bike ride i've ever been on. still do to this day. have enough of them in my back-stock bins to keep at least one working pump in my pack for probably the next 100 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banks View Post
    Zefal HPX1 or HPX2


    Still the best frame pump made. I still have two. Blows the Mt Zefal away, but then again I never liked that garbage. Make sure you use a Jandd Pump Strap so you don't lose it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp View Post
    Still the best frame pump made. I still have two. Blows the Mt Zefal away, but then again I never liked that garbage. Make sure you use a Jandd Pump Strap so you don't lose it.
    I prolly have every color Jaand strap ever made. your opinion of the mt zefal makes me sad, akamp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    I prolly have every color Jaand strap ever made. your opinion of the mt zefal makes me sad, akamp.
    The Mt Zefal always gets dented when mounted behind the seat tube where pumps belong on mountain bikes. At least mountain bike without super short stays that people think they need. Also I never liked fighting the spring of the Mt Zefal, you don't have to do that with the HPX

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp View Post
    The Mt Zefal always gets dented when mounted behind the seat tube where pumps belong on mountain bikes. At least mountain bike without super short stays that people think they need. Also I never liked fighting the spring of the Mt Zefal, you don't have to do that with the HPX
    but you can't take the HPX to bits in 30 seconds, spit on the rubber gasket, and bring it back to life, now can you? HPXs are all glued together or something. zero field serviceability. tons of planned obsolescence.

    only the mt. zefal can be resurrected on the fly with spit (or nose grease) and rebuilt annually for a thousand years with franken-parts.

    So there's that.
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    Mt Zefal fan, still have one in black, and white. Both still work.

    Had an old fluorescent green one to match my old Monster fat. Hmm, maybe I painted a white one...

    Also have the mt zefal II, the skinny grey plastic one. Yes, that also still works.

    AND an old black Zefal MP on my road bike, yes, also still works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler View Post
    but you can't take the HPX to bits in 30 seconds, spit on the rubber gasket, and bring it back to life, now can you? HPXs are all glued together or something. zero field serviceability. tons of planned obsolescence.

    only the mt. zefal can be resurrected on the fly with spit (or nose grease) and rebuilt annually for a thousand years with franken-parts.

    So there's that.

    Sure you can. Completely field servicable except for the end of the handle that locks the spring out. Worst case is you have a Zefal HP (basically the road version of the Mt Zefal) and have to fight the spring just a little. Plus I have never seen one fail but I am sure that it does happen. Everything else screws together. The head takes the same parts as the Mt Zefal. So this planned obsolescense so far continues to work for me on a 25 year old pump.

    Plus I did have one fail when I broke it across the nose of a Rottweiler.

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    After remembering I used a frame pump in school, I looked in my parts bin and sure enough there was, my old Zefal hp. A quick trip to my favorite bike shop yielded an umbrella clamp out of THEIR parts bin. Thanks for the input all.

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    Frame Mounted Pumps.

    Found my mt zefal from school. Still works. The solibloc lives inside my seattube.

    My hp has something loose in it. Not sure I want to take it apart and have everything spring out of place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKamp View Post
    Sure you can. Completely field servicable except for the end of the handle that locks the spring out.
    Oh.

    Nevermind.
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