Gear Review: Wrench Force Mini Road Pump

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Tamyka Bell, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Tamyka Bell

    Tamyka Bell Guest

    After the flat incident yesterday, I decided to upgrade my frame pump.
    Took the advice of the LBSG and bought the Wrench Force Mini Road Pump
    for $30. I'm sure I could've gotten it cheaper elsewhere but I needed
    one RIGHT NOW! When I went back to my bike in the afternoon, the rear
    tyre was flat again. I wasn't sure if it was a puncture or the valve...
    the valve seemed a little bit undone, and I've had a similar problem
    with these valves before. I pumped it up to just under 100psi in about
    30s with the dual-action mechanism. (I know it's about 100psi because it
    made the same "ding" when I flicked the tyre as the front one, which was
    at 100psi in the morning and would be just under in the afternoon.)
    I've never had pump action like that before, and it was well worth my
    $30.
     
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  2. adam85

    adam85 New Member

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    Ah cool, that's the one I was going to recommend. The older model still stocked in some stores doesn't have the flip up lock. They work pretty well hey and are a bit stealth. $30 is a good price, $40 in most stores I think.

    Adam
     
  3. Tamyka Bell

    Tamyka Bell Guest

    adam85 wrote:
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    > Tamyka Bell Wrote:
    > > After the flat incident yesterday, I decided to upgrade my frame pump.
    > > Took the advice of the LBSG and bought the Wrench Force Mini Road Pump
    > > for $30. I'm sure I could've gotten it cheaper elsewhere but I needed

    <snip>
    > Ah cool, that's the one I was going to recommend. The older model still
    > stocked in some stores doesn't have the flip up lock. They work pretty
    > well hey and are a bit stealth. $30 is a good price, $40 in most stores
    > I think.


    Woohoo, I got a bargain!

    Tam
     
  4. retrograded

    retrograded Guest

    "Tamyka Bell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > After the flat incident yesterday, I decided to upgrade my frame pump.
    > Took the advice of the LBSG and bought the Wrench Force Mini Road Pump
    > for $30. I'm sure I could've gotten it cheaper elsewhere but I needed
    > one RIGHT NOW! When I went back to my bike in the afternoon, the rear
    > tyre was flat again. I wasn't sure if it was a puncture or the valve...
    > the valve seemed a little bit undone, and I've had a similar problem
    > with these valves before. I pumped it up to just under 100psi in about
    > 30s with the dual-action mechanism. (I know it's about 100psi because it
    > made the same "ding" when I flicked the tyre as the front one, which was
    > at 100psi in the morning and would be just under in the afternoon.)
    > I've never had pump action like that before, and it was well worth my
    > $30.


    Is it possibly time for you to change tyres and tubes if they're going down
    so quickly? I feel the need to state the obvious; both front and rear tyres
    should match :)
     
  5. Andrew Blake

    Andrew Blake Guest

    FWIW, I have a Blackburn AS-1, double action, 146g & 280mm long and I hate
    using it. For xmas I received a Topeak Road Morph, single action, flip out
    footstand, gauge on the detachable hose... It's a bit longer and heavier at
    350mm & 267g, but it works very well and can get to 120psi easily thanks to
    its track pump like usage.

    It's $62 and free freight from Cecil Walker.

    Tamyka Bell <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > After the flat incident yesterday, I decided to upgrade my frame pump.
    > Took the advice of the LBSG and bought the Wrench Force Mini Road Pump
    > for $30
     
  6. Tamyka Bell

    Tamyka Bell Guest

    retrograded wrote:
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    > "Tamyka Bell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > After the flat incident yesterday, I decided to upgrade my frame pump.
    > > Took the advice of the LBSG and bought the Wrench Force Mini Road Pump
    > > for $30. I'm sure I could've gotten it cheaper elsewhere but I needed
    > > one RIGHT NOW! When I went back to my bike in the afternoon, the rear
    > > tyre was flat again. I wasn't sure if it was a puncture or the valve...
    > > the valve seemed a little bit undone, and I've had a similar problem
    > > with these valves before. I pumped it up to just under 100psi in about
    > > 30s with the dual-action mechanism. (I know it's about 100psi because it
    > > made the same "ding" when I flicked the tyre as the front one, which was
    > > at 100psi in the morning and would be just under in the afternoon.)
    > > I've never had pump action like that before, and it was well worth my
    > > $30.

    >
    > Is it possibly time for you to change tyres and tubes if they're going down
    > so quickly? I feel the need to state the obvious; both front and rear tyres
    > should match :)


    Er... no, it's a brand new tube, the valve was left a smidge open by the
    LBSG and when I pumped the tube up and closed the valve it was fine...

    As for the tyres... I'm thinking of keeping yellow on the front and
    adding red on the back!

    Tam
     
  7. monsterman

    monsterman New Member

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    Tam said

    As for the tyres... I'm thinking of keeping yellow on the front and
    adding red on the back!

    Yellow and red - noice. I call that one "mustard & ketchup". One of my favourites. There are other combos:-

    Black and Red - "burnt snag & sauce"
    Black and Blue - "I told ya twice"
    Red and Blue - "varicose veins"
    yellow and yellow - "totally gay" (not that there's anything wrong with that)
    Blue and yellow - "mats wilander"
    Black and Yellow - feck it i'm bored with this.

    MM
     
  8. Donga

    Donga Guest

    >Black and Yellow - feck it i'm bored with this.

    Fell off last week.
     
  9. Tamyka Bell

    Tamyka Bell Guest

    monsterman wrote:
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    > Tam said
    >
    > As for the tyres... I'm thinking of keeping yellow on the front and
    > adding red on the back!
    >
    > Yellow and red - noice. I call that one "mustard & ketchup". One of
    > my favourites. There are other combos:-
    >
    > Black and Red - "burnt snag & sauce"
    > Black and Blue - "I told ya twice"
    > Red and Blue - "varicose veins"
    > yellow and yellow - "totally gay" (not that there's anything wrong with
    > that)
    > Blue and yellow - "mats wilander"
    > Black and Yellow - feck it i'm bored with this.


    woohoo, my bike is "totally gay" (not that there's anything wrong with
    that) - is mustard and ketchup an upgrade?

    Tam
     
  10. monsterman

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    > Tam said
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    woohoo, my bike is "totally gay" (not that there's anything wrong with
    that) - is mustard and ketchup an upgrade?

    Tam

    I'm not sure, but its half way to red / red, which is a Tom Selleck.
     
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