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Need something to take to Italy next month. I have a Ritchey Breakaway. The mini pump is fine for flats on the road but not great for getting 100 psi. And my trusty 30 year old Silca track pump is too big and heavy for luggage.

Here the problem, all the modern plastic stuff I've tried is total crap. Just got this from Amazon and I'm sending it back. Garbage.

https://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Road-Morph-Bike-Gauge/dp/B000FI6YOS/

A lot of pumps that get good reviews work with Schrader valves but suck with Presta. Here's another example--apparently sucks with Presta.

https://www.amazon.com/review/RPEHC67R8AO2R/

I really think that any chuck designed to work with both types of valves ends up sucking. The old school chuck on the Silca is simple and works flawlessly.

Help! Why is this so difficult? :mad2:
 

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This is the one I have, Lezyne Micro Floor Drive High Volume:

https://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-Micro...ie=UTF8&qid=1465536258&sr=1-4&keywords=lezyne

I have the one without the pressure gauge. I have a separate small Presta gauge that I take.

I also have a Ritchey Breakaway. I have a Lezyne frame pump (road drive) that I keep on the bike. I'm sure you know that you can't fly with CO2 cartridges in your tool bag.

Have a great trip and post some photos!
 

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This is the one I have, Lezyne Micro Floor Drive High Volume:

https://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-Micro...ie=UTF8&qid=1465536258&sr=1-4&keywords=lezyne

I have the one without the pressure gauge. I have a separate small Presta gauge that I take.

I also have a Ritchey Breakaway. I have a Lezyne frame pump (road drive) that I keep on the bike. I'm sure you know that you can't fly with CO2 cartridges in your tool bag.

Have a great trip and post some photos!
Will definitely post pics!

Crap, that is the one I almost bought. I'll give it a try! Thanks!
 

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have a couple Topeak aluminum ones with fold out T handle, maybe 10" long or so, which will do the job of getting it to 110psi or so. either use a separate guage or do it by feel. I get flats so infrequently I hardly get to test them out though. I know my Blackburn micro pump won't get it to 100psi, but it got it high enough to keep riding another hour and a half 2 weeks ago.
 

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Ok, just got this one at the LBS. Works nicely.

https://www.amazon.com/Lezyne-Micro-Floor-Drive-HPG/dp/B005UZO7RM/

Now I just need a gauge
Ironic. I live in Lezyne country. They're HQ is here in San Luis Obispo, CA as is Art's Cyclery so we get a pretty solid representation of Lezyne product here and they're also pretty involved in the local cycling community, both road and mountain. I just walked out of Art's with a new Lezyne Tech Drive HP with a frame mount. It does presta and schraeder. I've been riding with just a CO2 set-up and am worried that could fail me if I make a stupid mistake using it so I want redundancy.

Your Floor Drive can handle the pen gauge that Lezyne offers. It's an inline gauge. Available at Art's (and elsewhere) for $20.

Lezyne Pen Gauge
 

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In my experience with Lezyne and Topeak linear type gauges you're lucky if you get within +/- 10 psi due to stiction and hysteresis. Better would be a separate gauge, either digital like the SKS or mechanical like the Accugage. For travel and for flats on a ride, I use a Topeak Race Rocket mini pump. These have integral rotating hoses and thread on chucks that work very well on presta valves. They also work on schrader, though I've never used one on schrader valves. It takes a bit more effort and a minute or so more time to inflate a tire with a mini pump, but that's pretty minor in the scheme of things.
 

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Need something to take to Italy next month. I have a Ritchey Breakaway. The mini pump is fine for flats on the road but not great for getting 100 psi.
I have a Lezyne Road Drive (size large) on my bike and would not hesitate for that to be my only pump on an overseas trip. My Silca floor pump is more convenient, but the Lezyne will do the job with no problems.
 
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