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Plum Hill
01-04-2016, 09:55 PM
In general, what do you use for inflating the tires on a trip?
A full size pump is heavy and large, while CO2 cartridges can't fly.

S&S coupled bikes: are the couplers of such a diameter that a frame pump can't be used?

Thanks.

ofcounsel
01-04-2016, 10:08 PM
If I'm flying, I figure out where the nearest local bike shop is along my route from the airport to the hotel. I purchase Co2 carts, and some socks/tshirt.

I have socks/t-shirts from various shops across the country.

My travel bike/travel bag saw several trips in 2015!
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s81/ofcounsel/568672D5-5850-4FB8-A767-551A2585DB79_zpsh8s2kzj3.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s81/ofcounsel/369D8992-A0C7-4C32-9396-9D928DFB397E_zps4hpot8pt.jpg

93legendti
01-04-2016, 10:14 PM
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/topeak-road-morph-pump-with-gauge/rp-prod28858?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Chain%2BReaction-US-PLA-PLA-All-SE-Bing&utm_keyword=Topeak-Accessories+%3E+Pumps&gclid=CImCuKznkcoCFTP2MgodbqEH8w&gclsrc=ds

My Bike Friday's tires only need to get to 80-85psi and the topeak does it with ease.

joosttx
01-04-2016, 10:23 PM
I used a frame pump.... And never had an issue with the couplers affecting me mounting it to the frame.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7514/15936353897_ef67833465_c.jpg

eddief
01-04-2016, 10:26 PM
Great on bike pump and good enough to inflate tires after assembly.

Unfortunately the Morph does not come with a behind-the-water-bottle-cage- mount, but some zip tie thing meant to wrap around the top tube. I think the only place on the planet to get the correct cage mount is from from the parent company website - Todson:

http://www.todsonb2b.com/collections/small-parts/products/wb-bracket-for-rd-morph-peak-dx-mt-rock-harp-mini-tpd

sand fungus
01-04-2016, 10:40 PM
I have forgotten and left them in the tool kit in the bike bag and they were still there after the TSA inspection was completed. In general I don't think people get bent out of shape over them especially if they are sitting in the tool bag with the inflation valve. But per the regulations they are not allowed.
Keep in mind that you can pack a self inflating life jacket with two spare CO2 cartridges in both your checked back and or carry on and there is no difference between these types of canisters in my opinion.

I typically do like Counsel and visit bike shops at my destination and have found really good jerseys so it is not a big deal to stop and get a few CO2 cartiridges :)

Wolfman
01-04-2016, 10:51 PM
If I'm going to visit friends/family, I make sure they have a pump and won't pack the floor pump... If I'm going to a hotel/resort, I take a full floor pump and have the frame pump, too. It's not like it adds that much weight or complexity to the S&S box, IMHO.

pdmtong
01-04-2016, 10:56 PM
accept no substitutes

http://www.lezyne.com/product-fpumps-hp-cnctravel.php#.VotM_FLJ5h0

ofcounsel
01-04-2016, 11:14 PM
accept no substitutes

http://www.lezyne.com/product-fpumps-hp-cnctravel.php#.VotM_FLJ5h0

Nice! I may have to pick one up!

CaptStash
01-04-2016, 11:40 PM
I fly with my bike a lot ( the bike flies about once a month on average), and quickly came to the conclusion that I liked having a floor pump with me. I bring a Pedro's cheap plastic pump. Works fine and fits in the box with everything else. It's the green thing on the left in the photo.

CaptStash....

Steve in SLO
01-05-2016, 12:46 AM
S&S user here.
Topeak Morph or Lezyne mini travel pump for base duties, and a Silca frame pump (old style) on the seat tube for rides. I have tried both the top tube and the seat stay and both work fine with the Sila pump.

Look585
01-05-2016, 08:11 AM
accept no substitutes

http://www.lezyne.com/product-fpumps-hp-cnctravel.php#.VotM_FLJ5h0

This one (http://www.lezyne.com/product-hpumps-hp-microflrhp.php) is even smaller. It gets up to pressure surprisingly quickly and packs very well. I keep it in my car under the seat just in case I forget to pump up before a ride. Stopped to help a stranded guy struggling with his mini pump once as well; he was very thankful.

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/general-discussion/545697d1274803650-lezyne-micro-floor-drive-hv-pump-p4300273.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3592/4611602236_0076d2524f.jpg

Bob Ross
01-05-2016, 08:44 AM
I bring a Pedro's cheap plastic pump. Works fine and fits in the box with everything else. It's the green thing on the left in the photo.

What size frame is that? I am amazed that you can get that floor pump ...and your shoes!!! ...in the case with the bike. My ~57cm bike is bulging at the seams with nothing additional in the case.


To OP: I bring a Topeak Road Morph G

ctcyclistbob
01-05-2016, 09:10 AM
This one (http://www.lezyne.com/product-hpumps-hp-microflrhp.php) is even smaller. It gets up to pressure surprisingly quickly and packs very well. I keep it in my car under the seat just in case I forget to pump up before a ride. Stopped to help a stranded guy struggling with his mini pump once as well; he was very thankful.

http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/general-discussion/545697d1274803650-lezyne-micro-floor-drive-hv-pump-p4300273.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3592/4611602236_0076d2524f.jpg

I have this pump as well and would recommend it for travel. Very small for packing but does the job.

zap
01-05-2016, 09:12 AM
Nice looking pump. I will have to keep this one in mind.




http://fcdn.mtbr.com/attachments/general-discussion/545697d1274803650-lezyne-micro-floor-drive-hv-pump-p4300273.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3592/4611602236_0076d2524f.jpg

tv_vt
01-05-2016, 09:16 AM
This is actually a really good question. On steel coupled bikes, I think the couplers are small enough in diameter to clear a frame pump no problem.

On my ti coupled bike, the pump peg was lowered a hair (a few mm) to allow the frame pump to clear the larger couplers used with the larger diameter tubing.

Blackburn frame pump goes in the S&S case and on every ride. If you're on some kind of organized tour/ride, there are floor pumps around to use, too.

wombatspeed
01-05-2016, 09:25 AM
Same here. S&S steel bike. Blackburn frame pump. Clears the couplers just fine. Pump goes into case and then on every ride. I am running my tires at 70-75psi. Beyond that pumping would get a bit harder but not too bad.

Currently riding that travel bike in the rain in Germany every day...

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Lovetoclimb
01-05-2016, 12:05 PM
my couplered bike has a painted to match frame pump so they can fit on the bike no problem.

I typically pack the smallest blackburn floor pump in my suitcase though and use that as it is easier than the frame pump and takes up little room.

572cv
01-05-2016, 12:33 PM
the lezyne micro-drive is way better than a dinky on-the-bike hand pump, but it is not as good as a floor pump. You can get it with an in line pressure gauge, which is a very good feature. I carry one with me in the S&S case on trips, it does the job, and will for a long time.

That said, if I was starting from scratch, and could fit a floor pump like some of those suggested in this thread, I would do that.

Ken Robb
01-05-2016, 01:04 PM
I have used a tiny screw-on adapter so I can use a Schraeder pump head on my presta valves. You still may have to worry about flats when far from gas stations with air pumps.

11.4
01-05-2016, 03:34 PM
I also use the micro-floor-drive pump from Lezyne for road bike use. For longer trips, for latex inner tubes, and of course for track, I use the Lezyne CNC travel pump. And I usually put three or four CO2 cartridges around in various places in my bag. If they see one on X-ray, they grab it but never all of them. That at least gives me one for pumping up on arrival plus one for the saddle bag.

On frame pumps to fit over S&S fittings, my S&S bikes have been titanium, and I've found that the bigger the tubing, the bulkier the S&S fittings. I had a S&S coupled Serotta Legend Ti that had tubing like an old Cannondale and the fittings were so bulky nothing fit over them. But I had had a couple discreet saddles installed along the nondrive seat stay that held a frame pump very nicely, and besides looking better anyway it also avoided issues with the couplers.

CaptStash
01-05-2016, 05:04 PM
What size frame is that? I am amazed that you can get that floor pump ...and your shoes!!! ...in the case with the bike. My ~57cm bike is bulging at the seams with nothing additional in the case.


It's a 57cm. I take off the rear derailleur and the crankset. For teh crank I use an FSA K-force Light which has a self extracting bolt so it comes off easily. There is an extra cable coupler on the rear derailleur along the chain stay, so I can remove the rear derailleur and stick it in a Ziploc. I use a lot of Ziplocs. Disposable nitrile gloves are also handy. The chain has a Whipperman link which makes it easy to take off, and I carry a spare link since it's also easy to lose!

The bike normally stays all boxed up and ready to go. All I have to do is add kit and a helmet (which does not fit in the box). Spare shoes, gloves, arm warmers and leg warmers live in the bike box, so it really is a grab and go affair.

Here are some pics showing the packing progression:

Wolfman
01-05-2016, 10:56 PM
^You stole my case!^

Ha... I have an identical case with that exact same bump in the middle of the sides! It's a good thing axles are relatively strong.

Nags&Ducs
01-06-2016, 12:26 AM
accept no substitutes

http://www.lezyne.com/product-fpumps-hp-cnctravel.php#.VotM_FLJ5h0

This is the one I was about to suggest. Great compact pump that fits nicely in an S&S case.

I also have the other smaller Lezyne Micro Floor Drive that Look585 recommended, but I use that as my frame pump on my S&S CX/touring bike.

Plum Hill
01-24-2016, 05:16 PM
Excel has the Lezyne Travel pump on sale for $68.

saab2000
01-24-2016, 05:28 PM
Full size frame pump comes with the travel bike. I can get 100 PSI in the tires and it's never bad to have a frame pump anyway. This pump fits in the box.

It's an easy choice.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3912/14626939372_3cc3a6fb7b_b.jpg

PFSLABD
01-24-2016, 05:32 PM
You can carry your frame pump in your bike bag, or a mini-pump. You can also get yourself a Schraeder valve adapter that fits over the Presta valve and stop in any gas station that has an air compressor and outside pump.

happycampyer
01-24-2016, 05:47 PM
I used a frame pump.... And never had an issue with the couplers affecting me mounting it to the frame.


https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7514/15936353897_ef67833465_c.jpg

Tell me that backdrop is photoshopped!

bikinchris
01-24-2016, 06:52 PM
In general, what do you use for inflating the tires on a trip?
A full size pump is heavy and large, while CO2 cartridges can't fly.

S&S coupled bikes: are the couplers of such a diameter that a frame pump can't be used?

Thanks.

My oldest Silca pump fits in my S&S case. That way I can reinflate my tires, since you have to reduce air pressure to get the wheels into the case. I also have a good Blackburn frame fit pump and yes, it fits under the top tube.