How do you carry your mini pump when out riding?

Finlaz22
Finlaz22 Posts: 169
edited March 2013 in Road general
Include why down below.
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  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Jersey pocket, lost the frame mount and dont think I would use it anyway.
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  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Frame mount - that way t is always on the bike - spare tube in the saddle bag.
  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    I previously carried it in a jersey pocket, but discovered that the frame mount was so discreet it didn't bother me at all. Saved some space in my pockets for more FOOD!!!

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    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • redvee
    redvee Posts: 11,922
    Mine goes in the pannier on the commute even though I have a bracket on the frame but I do use the bracket when on non-commute rides.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • Beckers62
    Beckers62 Posts: 66
    Frame mount.... really can't see the point of any other method..

    Pocket.. why?
  • me-109
    me-109 Posts: 1,915
    Pocket. Frame mount looks sh1t and even with the Velcro strap it looks like it would rattle or fall off. Never actually tried it though …
  • roger_merriman
    roger_merriman Posts: 6,165
    CO2 in saddle bag, seems to work though yet to need it in anger, so far punctures have been shards of glass that have sliced though and I've found a flat tyre when I opened the shed, to go to work.

    I use training tyres normally, around the 250g £20 mark, I do pick the bits of gravel etc out of the tyre so they don't work there way though.
  • lawrences
    lawrences Posts: 1,011
    C02 for me too.

    I just couldn't spend the extra cash on a good mini pump at the time so got C02 works so easy.
  • proto
    proto Posts: 1,483
    Rule #30 // No frame-mounted pumps.

    Either Co2 cannisters or mini-pumps should be carried in jersey pockets (See Rule #31). The only exception to this rule is to mount a Silca brand frame pump in the rear triangle of the frame, with the rear wheel skewer as the pump mount nob, as demonstrated by members of the 7-Eleven and Ariostea pro cycling teams. As such, a frame pump mounted upside-down and along the left (skewer lever side) seat stay is both old skool and euro and thus acceptable. We restate at this time that said pump may under no circumstances be a Zefal and must be made by Silca. Said Silca pump must be fitted with a Campagnolo head. It is acceptable to gaffer-tape a mini-pump to your frame when no C02 cannisters are available and your pockets are full of spare kit and energy gels. However, the rider should expect to be stopped and questioned and may be required to empty pockets to prove there is no room in them for the pump.
    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#30
  • hjghg5
    hjghg5 Posts: 97
    Popped into the little bits of elastic underneath my saddle bag, doesn't rattle or slip as much as you might think and I move the whole lot between bikes. Frame mount on the commuter.
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    No proxy rules for me...

    Ti bike has the pump on the frame. Don't even notice it now and it never rattles. It is a pressure drive on the bottle cage mount.

    Best bike I lob it in the middle pocket wrapped into my rain cape or gilet. Would prefer another frame mount but can't bring myself to add it to what is such a stupidly light set up.
  • robbo2011
    robbo2011 Posts: 1,017
    But what is the difference? you are carrying the pump anyway so the weight is the same apart from a few grams for the mount. Flawed logic....
  • Mikey23
    Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    used to be on a frame mount but took that off and now sits in one of my back pockets
  • proto wrote:
    Rule #30 // No frame-mounted pumps.

    Either Co2 cannisters or mini-pumps should be carried in jersey pockets (See Rule #31). The only exception to this rule is to mount a Silca brand frame pump in the rear triangle of the frame, with the rear wheel skewer as the pump mount doorknob, as demonstrated by members of the 7-Eleven and Ariostea pro cycling teams. As such, a frame pump mounted upside-down and along the left (skewer lever side) seat stay is both old skool and euro and thus acceptable. We restate at this time that said pump may under no circumstances be a Zefal and must be made by Silca. Said Silca pump must be fitted with a Campagnolo head. It is acceptable to gaffer-tape a mini-pump to your frame when no C02 cannisters are available and your pockets are full of spare kit and energy gels. However, the rider should expect to be stopped and questioned and may be required to empty pockets to prove there is no room in them for the pump.
    http://www.velominati.com/the-rules/#30

    Yawn...

    I use a Zefal HPX, myself; because I can. ;)
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    robbo2011 wrote:
    But what is the difference? you are carrying the pump anyway so the weight is the same apart from a few grams for the mount. Flawed logic....

    Meh

    There is no logic. I said I could not bring myself to do it. Aesthetics, not logic! I am not stupid, it is just down to taste.
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    And the fact the ti frame is bombproof whereas the carbon isn't. I worry a fall may see the pump scratch the frame if there is contact, so that bit is logic.
  • zakstory
    zakstory Posts: 47
    Am i the only one who puts it in my 2nd bottle? along with levers/repair kit
  • johnny25
    johnny25 Posts: 344
    zakstory wrote:
    Am i the only one who puts it in my 2nd bottle? along with levers/repair kit

    What happens when you need a drink?

    I put mine in my jersey pocket. Not sure why, just do.
  • robbo2011
    robbo2011 Posts: 1,017
    Scrumple wrote:
    And the fact the ti frame is bombproof whereas the carbon isn't. I worry a fall may see the pump scratch the frame if there is contact, so that bit is logic.

    So you'd rather risk the pump digging into one of your kidneys and and causing a nasty injury in order not to scratch your frame? So not logic there either :)
  • Rigga
    Rigga Posts: 939
    In my camelbak everytime for me with all my other stuff.
  • zardoz
    zardoz Posts: 251
    Frame mount, then I know its always on the bike being at an age now where I forget things......
  • Oxo
    Oxo Posts: 144
    Saddle bag for me, Lezyne HP mini-pump + 2 x CO2 bottles for emergencies (eg I'm running late, it's pi55ing down etc).

    I used to carry my pump in my jersey pocket, but had it fall out and get flattened by a car. Oh, how I larfed when I had a puncture 10 miles down the road :( Like the idea of frame mount, but I found that the pump used to fill up with water which I didn't think would be good in the long run, plus it rattled horribly.
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  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    Bit of electrical tape round the head and body join sorts that out
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    2nd water bottle seems the best option and its not even on the list of options.
    A dedicated container, rather than an actual water bottle might be best.
    I only use 1 bottle most of the time and when I take two its often mainly just because I have them.

    I use CO2 these days as mini pumps are just an ugly pain.
    Have an SKS carbon one but the mount does not fit my new bikes frame shape and it looks naff.
    I have never used it and it has just corroded (the non carbon bit) from being exposed on the frame!

    I also do not like pumps that attach directly to the valve. Looked at getting a quality mimi pump with a flexible connector but they are still to big and I cannot justify the cost when I have never used the one I have.

    As long as you have two canisters you do not really need a pump. If it got that bad just find one to borrow.
    Might be worth having a presta/schrader adapter handy for that though :wink:
  • Oxo
    Oxo Posts: 144
    Scrumple wrote:
    Bit of electrical tape round the head and body join sorts that out

    Wouldn't that make it hard to breathe though? At least I wouldn't be worried about the incessant rattling I suppose :lol:
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  • iPete
    iPete Posts: 6,076
    Pocket, more than one bike and the pumps take a beating on the frame from the weather.
  • smoggysteve
    smoggysteve Posts: 2,909
    Back pocket. That way I can always deploy it as a weapon in case I am attacked by flying monkeys.
  • de_sisti
    de_sisti Posts: 1,283
    Scrumple wrote:
    And the fact the ti frame is bombproof whereas the carbon isn't. I worry a fall may see the pump scratch the frame if there is contact, so that bit is logic.
    Ti frame bombproof? I don't think so. As much as I love 'em, one of mine has this catastrophic crack,
    that I'm taking it to get a welded repair. A company up north will be carrying out the repairs.

    Just for info, the bike has never been crashed or involved in an accident.
  • Scrumple
    Scrumple Posts: 2,665
    Thanks for that nugget.

    Relatively speaking any frame you use a scrubber to buff up is bombproof compared to scratch magnet carbon lacquer.

    You just had to take it one further with a bit of hyperbole to prove me wrong. There is always an exception and I was not being literal!
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,467
    Beckers62 wrote:
    Frame mount.... really can't see the point of any other method..

    Pocket.. why?
    Because it's easier to get in and out (rather than on and off), it's more aero, it never rattles and it looks better. I'm sure there are plenty of perfectly good reasons for mounting to the frame too, but you did ask.. :wink: