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 Post subject: Re: Pumps
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:34 pm 
Retro Guru

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Now there is something you don't see anymore.
I'm the only one who ever holds my mitts on the tyres after a riding through gravel.
Perhaps modern mitts are not up to it.


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 Post subject: Re: Pumps
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:47 pm 
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I'm old enough to remember flint catchers.... :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Pumps
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:20 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 am
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Me too Shaun...they weren't all that good though, still got punctures...
Here is a picture of the pump I bought to use on my racer in 1972(!)
I'm still using it!
Its a Spanish Eibar and it still works very well. The business end sits against the bottom bracket and the top fits into an umbrella clip like the one in the third photo.
Don't know if you can still get similar ones but it was a pretty effective and lightweight option.
Dave


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 Post subject: Re: Pumps
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:32 am 
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.......blimey, I had one of those :)

The way we used them was to find a wall, take the wheel off the bike, stick the pump on the wheel and with the wheel hanging in the air at shoulder height on the pump ..........press the pump against the wall and get the tub inflated as hard as possible for the time trial :)

as the wheel was hanging off the pump then there was no force on the valve stem.......

Not sure if it makes sense.

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Pumps
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:09 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:06 am
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Location: Nottingham UK
Now that's something I'd never even thought of, let alone tried....


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