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  #21  
Old May 17th 21, 07:14 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On 5/17/2021 9:47 AM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:58:56 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:02:03 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

I like a decent pump a lot better. My favourite pumps are the Zefal HP or Zefal HPX.

I agree. And I had some luck with my HPX the other day. I hadn't used it for a long time, so
grabbed it instead of my floor pump to inflate my tires.

Well! I couldn't get it to switch from "X" mode (for clipping into my bike frame) to "HP" mode
(for actually inflating the tire). It took several shots of lubricant into the fancy 2-way handle,
plus a lot of working things back and forth. And the steel pump shaft was a bit rusty too.
I cleaned and lubricated that plus the leather washer.

I was glad I learned this at home instead of on the road. Moral of the story: Maintain your pump.

- Frank Krygowski

Silca is coming back to life and perhaps they will use their own pump technology to build full sized frame pumps if enough people write them about it.



???
Silca USA has made them, very well, for about six years.
http://www.yellowjersey.org/silca15.jpg

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  #22  
Old May 17th 21, 10:43 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Mark cleary
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1:14:14 PM UTC-5, AMuzi wrote:
On 5/17/2021 9:47 AM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:58:56 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:02:03 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

I like a decent pump a lot better. My favourite pumps are the Zefal HP or Zefal HPX.
I agree. And I had some luck with my HPX the other day. I hadn't used it for a long time, so
grabbed it instead of my floor pump to inflate my tires.

Well! I couldn't get it to switch from "X" mode (for clipping into my bike frame) to "HP" mode
(for actually inflating the tire). It took several shots of lubricant into the fancy 2-way handle,
plus a lot of working things back and forth. And the steel pump shaft was a bit rusty too.
I cleaned and lubricated that plus the leather washer.

I was glad I learned this at home instead of on the road. Moral of the story: Maintain your pump.

- Frank Krygowski

Silca is coming back to life and perhaps they will use their own pump technology to build full sized frame pumps if enough people write them about it.

???
Silca USA has made them, very well, for about six years.
http://www.yellowjersey.org/silca15.jpg
--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971

How easy is it to get the Silca up to say 90 psi and can that even happen? I have no information on them other than they are a frame pump. My assumption is they probably are much easier than any mini pump.
Deacon Mark
  #23  
Old May 17th 21, 10:59 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
AMuzi
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On 5/17/2021 4:43 PM, Mark cleary wrote:
On Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1:14:14 PM UTC-5, AMuzi wrote:
On 5/17/2021 9:47 AM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:58:56 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:02:03 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

I like a decent pump a lot better. My favourite pumps are the Zefal HP or Zefal HPX.
I agree. And I had some luck with my HPX the other day. I hadn't used it for a long time, so
grabbed it instead of my floor pump to inflate my tires.

Well! I couldn't get it to switch from "X" mode (for clipping into my bike frame) to "HP" mode
(for actually inflating the tire). It took several shots of lubricant into the fancy 2-way handle,
plus a lot of working things back and forth. And the steel pump shaft was a bit rusty too.
I cleaned and lubricated that plus the leather washer.

I was glad I learned this at home instead of on the road. Moral of the story: Maintain your pump.

- Frank Krygowski
Silca is coming back to life and perhaps they will use their own pump technology to build full sized frame pumps if enough people write them about it.

???
Silca USA has made them, very well, for about six years.
http://www.yellowjersey.org/silca15.jpg


How easy is it to get the Silca up to say 90 psi and can that even happen? I have no information on them other than they are a frame pump. My assumption is they probably are much easier than any mini pump.
Deacon Mark


Define 'easy' !!

They're not light - heavy aluminum construction compared to
a classic Immpero. Heavier than an HPX too. By a lot.

But tough. Besides dog flailing (much discussed,
infrequently practiced) you could really hurt a man with one
of these. Made much like a police baton with a rubber seal
inside the end.

Diameter is smaller (20mm) than a classic Impero (21mm) but
larger than an HPX (17mm) and most minis (17mm & smaller).
With your typical young rider's physique it's great. Riders
who are less strong will fight to inflate to road pressures.
Long is a feature but as we all know from HPX, long and
skinny is better for most purposes.

My daughter OTOH defines 'easy' as asking me to drive 180
miles each way to change her tires. I was there last evening.

--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org/
Open every day since 1 April, 1971


  #24  
Old May 18th 21, 02:30 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On 5/17/2021 5:59 PM, AMuzi wrote:
On 5/17/2021 4:43 PM, Mark cleary wrote:
On Monday, May 17, 2021 at 1:14:14 PM UTC-5, AMuzi wrote:
On 5/17/2021 9:47 AM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:58:56 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:02:03 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

I like a decent pump a lot better. My favourite pumps are the
Zefal HP or Zefal HPX.
I agree. And I had some luck with my HPX the other day. I hadn't
used it for a long time, so
grabbed it instead of my floor pump to inflate my tires.

Well! I couldn't get it to switch from "X" mode (for clipping into
my bike frame) to "HP" mode
(for actually inflating the tire). It took several shots of
lubricant into the fancy 2-way handle,
plus a lot of working things back and forth. And the steel pump
shaft was a bit rusty too.
I cleaned and lubricated that plus the leather washer.

I was glad I learned this at home instead of on the road. Moral of
the story: Maintain your pump.

- Frank Krygowski
Silca is coming back to life and perhaps they will use their own
pump technology to build full sized frame pumps if enough people
write them about it.

???
Silca USA has made them, very well, for about six years.
http://www.yellowjersey.org/silca15.jpg


How easy is it to get the Silca up to say 90 psi and can that even
happen? I have no information on them other than they are a frame
pump. My assumption is they probably are much easier than any mini pump.
Deacon Mark


Define 'easy' !!

They're not light - heavy aluminum construction compared to a classic
Immpero. Heavier than an HPX too. By a lot.

But tough. Besides dog flailing (much discussed, infrequently practiced)
you could really hurt a man with one of these. Made much like a police
baton with a rubber seal inside the end.

Diameter is smaller (20mm) than a classic Impero (21mm) but larger than
an HPX (17mm) and most minis (17mm & smaller). With your typical young
rider's physique it's great. Riders who are less strong will fight to
inflate to road pressures. Long is a feature but as we all know from
HPX, long and skinny is better for most purposes.

My daughter OTOH defines 'easy' as asking me to drive 180 miles each way
to change her tires. I was there last evening.


Nothing is difficult (or impossible) for the person who doesn't have to
do it.

https://www.forbes.com/quotes/9/


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- Frank Krygowski
  #25  
Old May 18th 21, 03:23 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
pH
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On 2021-05-17, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 3:06:08 PM UTC-4, AMuzi wrote:
I always ended my flat-tire classes with the note that, 'a
flat is never at a convenient time, often associated with
rain, heat, cold, mosquitoes or just running late to be
somewhere else...


We could probably do a thread on worst flat tire situations.

Mine was in Acadia National Park, at dusk, on a long marshy path that was a short cut from our
campsite to some road or other. The flat was the rear of the tandem. My wife and kid were
free to swat at the million mosquitoes, but my hands were too busy for me to defend myself.
Fixing the flat seemed to take forever.

- Frank Krygowski


This is the point at which you break out your emergency cigar and have your
wife puff and blow away continuously while you complete the task.

Wife and I took turns doing this while cooking dinner one time on a bike
hike....eat and dive into the tent. Kill errant mosquitos. Listen to the
hum.

I can't believe the guys who bike tour without a tent!

pH
  #26  
Old May 18th 21, 03:55 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tom Kunich[_4_]
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On Monday, May 17, 2021 at 11:14:14 AM UTC-7, AMuzi wrote:
On 5/17/2021 9:47 AM, Tom Kunich wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 7:58:56 PM UTC-7, wrote:
On Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 5:02:03 PM UTC-4, Sir Ridesalot wrote:

I like a decent pump a lot better. My favourite pumps are the Zefal HP or Zefal HPX.
I agree. And I had some luck with my HPX the other day. I hadn't used it for a long time, so
grabbed it instead of my floor pump to inflate my tires.

Well! I couldn't get it to switch from "X" mode (for clipping into my bike frame) to "HP" mode
(for actually inflating the tire). It took several shots of lubricant into the fancy 2-way handle,
plus a lot of working things back and forth. And the steel pump shaft was a bit rusty too.
I cleaned and lubricated that plus the leather washer.

I was glad I learned this at home instead of on the road. Moral of the story: Maintain your pump.

- Frank Krygowski

Silca is coming back to life and perhaps they will use their own pump technology to build full sized frame pumps if enough people write them about it.


Those don't work very well on anything other than older tube frame bikes. And even then I have shaken them off. The older pumps that fit on a peg were a great deal less likely to come off and go into the spokes.
  #27  
Old May 18th 21, 06:51 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Frank Krygowski[_4_]
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On 5/17/2021 10:23 PM, pH wrote:

I can't believe the guys who bike tour without a tent!


When my wife and I were first getting into backpacking in the 1970s,
_the_ instructional book to read was _The Complete Walker_ by Colin
Fletcher. One of his major points was "you don't need a tent." He
advocated sleeping under the stars, or at most, a tarp.

In a subsequent edition, he realized that there are places that have
mosquitoes.

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- Frank Krygowski
  #28  
Old May 18th 21, 07:37 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Ted Heise
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On Tue, 18 May 2021 13:51:42 -0400,
Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 5/17/2021 10:23 PM, pH wrote:

I can't believe the guys who bike tour without a tent!


When my wife and I were first getting into backpacking in the
1970s, _the_ instructional book to read was _The Complete
Walker_ by Colin Fletcher. One of his major points was "you
don't need a tent." He advocated sleeping under the stars, or
at most, a tarp.


This was my favorite when I was getting started in the 70s:

Backpacking: One Step at a Time

by Harvey Manning

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...46-backpacking

It was a really enjoyable read. Now, I doubt I'll ever go
backpacking again. The body just doesn't seem up for it.


In a subsequent edition, he realized that there are places that
have mosquitoes.


Heh. WHo knew?

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Ted Heise West Lafayette, IN, USA
  #29  
Old May 18th 21, 11:17 PM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Sir Ridesalot
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 1:51:46 p.m. UTC-4, Frank Krygowski wrote:
On 5/17/2021 10:23 PM, pH wrote:

I can't believe the guys who bike tour without a tent!

When my wife and I were first getting into backpacking in the 1970s,
_the_ instructional book to read was _The Complete Walker_ by Colin
Fletcher. One of his major points was "you don't need a tent." He
advocated sleeping under the stars, or at most, a tarp.

In a subsequent edition, he realized that there are places that have
mosquitoes.

--
- Frank Krygowski


That's what I love about winter camping = no black flies or mosquitoes.

Cheers
  #30  
Old May 19th 21, 05:34 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Joy Beeson
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Default Flat again today but prepared.

On Tue, 18 May 2021 15:17:15 -0700 (PDT), Sir Ridesalot
wrote:

That's what I love about winter camping = no black flies or mosquitoes.


And the poison ivy and thorns are under five feet of snow.

I only got to go once, though.

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joy beeson at centurylink dot net
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