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Strapping bike pump to bike without it rattling

Hello everyone, I'm looking for a cheap way to attach a small pump to the frame of my bike. I was wondering if anyone had a cheap solution without needing a mount. Maybe some sort of straps that I can tighten up like a belt so it doesn't rattle.

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  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,265
    A lot of small pumps come with a bracket that fixes to your bottle cage bolts.
  • webboowebboo Posts: 4,265
    Opps didn’t see the bit about not wanting a mount. Under the saddle strapped with toe straps, probably be more secure if you wrap it up in something.
  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 940
    Can you not stick it in a back pocket?
    You can fool some of the people all of the time. Concentrate on those people.
  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,499
    If you don't use the dedicated mount and strap a pump to your frame it will rub and scratch the paint. Just use the f'ing mount ;)
  • harry.harry. Posts: 11
    Not really. I've got a Topeak Microrocket pump. It's about 15cm long, so I could put it in my jacket pocket, but it might fall out.
    I'm thinking of attaching it to the bike frame so I don't need to worry about forgetting it, loosing it or not having a jacket pocket to keep it in. Plus it will be more comfortable. Do you think Velcro straps might work?
  • I use cable ties for mine. I think you can get belt type styles of cable ties
  • figbatfigbat Posts: 680
    Why must you not use a mount? As above, any kind of strap will rub the paint unless you use some kind of protection.

    Here's how I carry pumps on my bikes:

    - MTB: I used to use the bottle-cage mount but it got so muddy it was useless, so now it goes in my hydration backpack. I also carry a CO2 inflator in a saddle bag
    - road bike(s): I have a small pump in a water-bottle tool kit, which takes up one of the bottle cages. I also have CO2 in there. I swap the tool kit from bike-to-bike as needed
    - gravel bike: the pump goes in my jersey pocket, and has yet to fall out despite being a reasonable size.

    How long is your seatpost - room on there? You could look at those Velcro cable tidy straps. But as I said, paint rubbing.

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  • mrdsgsmrdsgs Posts: 336
    edited November 2019
    the micro rocket comes with a really good mount ( 5 seconds to attach/remove once setup. ), but it is also small enough to fit inside some water bottles and definitely fits in a vittoria zip up tool bottle.


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  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,189
    I usually put the microrocket in my tiny saddle bag. I tried storing it in the drop behind the bar end plug but it's not quite that small :D

    I've strapped a fatter pump to the top tube, on the top using some rubber hair bobbles I pinched off the mrs: put one around the pump, pull it around the frame them put the end back over the pump. Repeat for the other end.
    The rubber under the pump gives a little standoff so it doesn't scratch your frame. You have to pull the rubber things tight to get them all the way round.
  • david7mdavid7m Posts: 636
    edited November 2019
    Why can't you use bottle cage bolt holes and use the proper thing?
  • harry.harry. Posts: 11
    mrdsgs said:

    the micro rocket comes with a really good mount ( 5 seconds to attach/remove once setup. )

    I was given it without the bracket, which is a shame. I didn't realise they were sold with the holder until now. How annoying! I was thinking about using some sort of cable ties like these: https://www.accu.co.uk/en/belt-cable-ties/467410-HCABT-160-9-PE because I've seen some bad reviews of the velcro straps.
    I might try elastic bands first though, at least then I won't be able to forget the pump.
  • mrdsgsmrdsgs Posts: 336
    edited November 2019
    life is too short: £3.99


    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/pumps/topeak-pump-mounting-bracket-for-pocket-rocket-micro-speed/

    or £14.00 from Wiggle which is much more expensive but it does come with a free pump and usually Haribo.



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  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,518
    Agree with the above. The Topeak rocket is perfect for this, and cheap enough for me to have one on each bike I ride
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  • harry.harry. Posts: 11
    mrdsgs said:

    life is too short: £3.99


    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/pumps/topeak-pump-mounting-bracket-for-pocket-rocket-micro-speed/

    or £14.00 from Wiggle which is much more expensive but it does come with a free pump and usually Haribo.

    Ah thank you so much! :)
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