Wind (pump) question

AndyF16 Posts: 506
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
Years ago I bought a cheap (iirc around £15) track pump from Halfords which was fine for MTB tyres and the kids' bikes, and still is

However when checking/inflating my 700x23s the reading is very erratic and I can't seem to get more than 100psi into them even though it appears to still be 'sealed' onto the presta valve OK - might I be doing something wrong or do you think the pump might not be man enough please?
2011 Bianchi D2 Cavaria in celeste (of course!)
2011 Enigma Echo 57cm in naked Ti
2009 Orange G2 19" in, erm orange


  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    Cheap floor pumps are often fairly pathetic when it comes to high pressures. You need a decent one with a slim aluminium barrel such as the Joe Blow.