VIDEO REVIEW: Floor Pumps

author : Ontherun
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We review three unique floor pumps: Pedro's Super Prestige, Topeak JoeBlow Ace and the Campbell Hausfeld cordless rechargeable inflator. Also discussed are Presta and Schrader valves.

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Screw on adapter- under $10. Needed if you have Presta valves and only have access to Schrader inflators.

Zipp disc wheel adapter- around $15. Needed if you have disc wheels and inflators are difficult or impossible to fit into the cut out.

Pedro's Super Prestige floor pump   Pedros.com
Price-$45-$55

Pros - Mid range floor pump built with long term service in mind. All metal design, no plastic to break. Easy to use multi-valve style inflator head.

Cons - This is a mid range pump, with more economical versions costing less. I also would have liked to see a outer dial on the pressure gauge to make "remembering" tire pressure and reading the gauge easier.

Topeak JoeBlow Ace floor pump  Topeak.com

Price - $93-$120

Pros - Very easy to get high pressure, inflates both Schrader and Presta valves, easy to read pressure gauge with a spin dial to "remember" tire pressure and makes it easier to read down by your feet. Solid construction.

Cons - Cost. I also had a small problem with a Schrader valve tube on the valve end of the hose.

Campbell Hausfeld Cordless Rechargeable Inflator - CC2300 Chpower.com

Price - $40-$55

Pros - Low cost, can reach high pressure with little effort, portable, can also be used on air mattresses, your car etc.

Cons - Battery on similar items can be temperamental and the directions need to be closely followed for charging and storing. A little loud, takes some time to inflate higher volume items like air mattresses and car tires. Comes with a Schrader only end on the air hose.

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date: July 13, 2009

Ontherun

Father of two, devoted husband, Clydesdale, hope to become just an age grouper someday. Competing in the 40-44 bracket this year. Have done a 1/2 Ironman tri, a marathon and a bunch of sprint and oly distance races. Member of BT since 12-1-03

avatarOntherun

Father of two, devoted husband, Clydesdale, hope to become just an age grouper someday. Competing in the 40-44 bracket this year. Have done a 1/2 Ironman tri, a marathon and a bunch of sprint and oly distance races. Member of BT since 12-1-03

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