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Old 03-12-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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Tire pump recommendation

I'm trying to decide between the Cycelpump at $100 and the Sparrow pump at $25. Any ideas?

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Old 03-12-2007, 11:24 AM   #2
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Tire pump

Up here in Canada we go to Canadian Tire and buy the 9$ pump when it's on sale. Put a switch on the cord and change the hose if you must and they work fine. Buy two if you'er the nervous type .....
A hundred US dollars seems crazy especially when the guts look very similar.
Here is the expensive 16$ one.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...romSearch=true
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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Check this out in the Vendor section.

http://http://www.advrider.com/forum...d.php?t=192991
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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My cyclepump works well and has been very reliable..
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Old 03-12-2007, 12:39 PM   #5
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I believe we gave less than $20 for the little blue Campbell-Hausfield from Walmart. We've used it several times and it's worked like a charm, the built in pressure gauge is dead-on.

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Old 03-12-2007, 01:09 PM   #6
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HI,

Have the Sparrow and it works just fine.
However,also got in on the mini foot pump deal here(still on,I think)
and these are nice pumps too.
Some folks are also reporting favorable reviews on the Slime brand pump.

The $100 dollar pump just seems way too pricey,given all the inexpensive options out there.


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Old 03-23-2007, 04:43 PM   #7
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I believe we gave less than $20 for the little blue Campbell-Hausfield from Walmart. We've used it several times and it's worked like a charm, the built in pressure gauge is dead-on.

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I got mine for about 10 bucks or so and it works great.
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:16 AM   #8
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My cyclepump works well and has been very reliable..
+1 for that. A good quality one has the added benefit of being lightweight and compact. Real nice for touring, what with all the other stuff you're hauling.
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:06 AM   #9
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Thanks to everyone for the input

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+1 for that. A good quality one has the added benefit of being lightweight and compact. Real nice for touring, what with all the other stuff you're hauling.
Thanks everybody for your input. I think cyclepump is the way to go for me.
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:35 PM   #10
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A buddy had a Slime brand kit on a recent trip to Big Bend. When I got home I bought one at Cycle Gear on sale for $30. This week. Look online or in their catalog. Small, self-contained package, and all the connectors you'd ever want.

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I'm trying to decide between the Cycelpump at $100 and the Sparrow pump at $25. Any ideas?

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Old 03-24-2007, 01:17 AM   #11
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After This thread and making more researches on the WEB, I convinced myself that I should not drive an other mile without a good pump.
So from the MCN article
http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/features/Novpumpstest.pdf I narrow it down to the "Slime" and the "Cycle-Pump"
-The "Slime" been more packable, lighter and cheaper !
-The "Cycle-Pump" having more performance, have the option to work inside the storage bag ( acting as a filter) when you use it in very dirty-sandy environment and having the reputation of been reliable... for many year.

I decide to get the "Cycle-Pump" that I bought today from BMW Ventura ( BTW always helpful and nice ! )
I really like it ! That rectangular aluminum case has this die-hard feeling compare the other "plastic pumps"
I opened it to show you what's inside :


Looks pretty much like the skinned "Campbell-Hausfeld" ( well you'll be the judges ) !
I liked the idea of buying a $ 10 pump a Valmart and make it bike portable but it looks to messy to me.

Because I have a 1200 GS, I had to solder some direct battery connection instead of the alligator clips ( because the cambus... you know !) note the new model has little foldable legs ( pretty cool ! no ?)



Cheers,
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:04 PM   #12
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Looks pretty much like the skinned "Campbell-Hausfeld" ( well you'll be the judges ) !
Fredo,

Thanks for the inside look. You're right, the pump itself does look pretty similar. The biggest difference I can see is the set of fins near the air hose connection. Heat sinks, maybe? At any rate, the Cycle Pump looks exceptionally well thought out. It's no bigger than it needs to be, and still be protected. The switch bumpers and rubber air hose grommet are nice, functional touches. I'd imagine the legs aid in coolin, as well as stability. Damn, now where's that credit card...?
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Old 03-25-2007, 10:38 PM   #13
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Fredo,

Thanks for the inside look. You're right, the pump itself does look pretty similar.
Even if they have exactly the same motor and have the same performances.
I'm still very happy of my decision to go with the "Cycle-Pump" !

I know it's a big difference from $20 to $100, but it's a personal issue.
The skinned "Campbell-Hausfeld"

reminds me to much of my first bike with all these electrical problems, that I kept fixing with penniless tricks. Wires sticking out everywhere, than I had to reconnect on the side of the road most of the time !
So like I said "personal issue" $20 for the pump $80 for the peace of mind !
Cheers,
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