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A decent cheap track pump?

wiggofanwiggofan Posts: 30
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
Just bought this pump for £11.99 from amazon:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001 ... UTF8&psc=1

Reviews seemed pretty good apart from a few people who had trouble fitting it to Presta valves. Unfortunately I've got the same problem (fine with Shrader).

I'm guessing it's going to be difficult to get a decent track pump for this price but any suggestions around this sort of figure would really be appreciated.
No longer a Wiggo fan

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  • slowandsteadyslowandsteady Posts: 339
    I got a topeak joe blow sport 2 for £22.

    You buy cheap you buy twice
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  • estampidaestampida Posts: 1,008
    got a bontrager charger

    was 25% off £15 (a few years ago)

    quick check they are all £22 for base model

    but they do sell spares for them........
  • WindyGWindyG Posts: 1,099
    Topeak Joe Blow Max II Track Pump, I've had the cheap £10 jobbies off ebay etc and they just break and end up costing you more later on when you buy a better one.
    All the Topeak track pumps seem decent with good solid bases.
  • Mr.DuckMr.Duck Posts: 174
    wiggofan wrote:
    Reviews seemed pretty good apart from a few people who had trouble fitting it to Presta valves. Unfortunately I've got the same problem (fine with Shrader).
    I got the same pump recently from Amazon. I can't even get it to fit on to Shrader valves :(. I've not tried it with Presta valves.

    I'm so dissapointed with it. Maybe I can cut the end off and fit a new attachment or somthing.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,188
    To peak Joe blow cannot fault it, does both presta and schrader valves with no problem solid base with decent hose and gauge. For £20 is i cannot fault as always you pay good money you get a good product, also you can get spares to service it when it wears out.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,535
    Another one for Joe Blow - had several cheaper track pumps before I got one but now I wonder why I didnt get it sooner. The others work, but the Joe Blow is just better in EVERY way and by MILES...
  • Mr.DuckMr.Duck Posts: 174
    oxoman wrote:
    also you can get spares to service it when it wears out.
    Where do you get parts from? I had a quick look, it seems so expensive you might as well just buy a new pump.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,188
    Tredz,wiggle, chain reaction to name but 3. You can get pretty much all the spares you will ever need unless you knacker the main pump / body or foot. Currently some pumps on ebay going reasonable at the minute. Personally i prefer to support my local bike shop, that way they look after me when im in need of help
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • wiggofanwiggofan Posts: 30
    Thanks a lot for all the replies. I didn't think there would be any suggestions around the price of the Beto. The name that keeps on popping up is the Topeak Joe Blow so I'll try and find where it's cheapest.
    No longer a Wiggo fan
  • passoutpassout Posts: 4,425
    A got a planet x one - Phaart or something. Works ago after nearly a year & was cheap. The Park one I had before that lasted about 10 yrs.
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,188
    I spotted some Joe blows on ebay going reasonable , but just use google and see what it turns up.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • meesterbondmeesterbond Posts: 1,240
    I've got a Joe Blow that's still going strong ten years later... that would seem pretty good value to me.
  • Mr.DuckMr.Duck Posts: 174
    I took another look at my Beto track pump... I only just realised that the thumb lock has to be down to be open then then flick it up to lock it. I've been trying to use it the other way round :oops:. So now I find the pump can actually be used.

    The down side is i can hear air hissing out of the parts where the hose attaches to the pump body. So it's still a load of censored .
  • barrybridgesbarrybridges Posts: 420
    Another vote for Joe Blow.
  • Churchill123Churchill123 Posts: 341
    I've got one of these from wiggle - £20 works really well not had any issues, and it won a cycling plus best buy award too so it's not just me who thought it was ok obviously

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/lifeline-high-p ... loor-pump/
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