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VINE VOICEon 3 June 2012
This is the second one of these I have had. I sent the first back because I could not get it to work on Presta valves. I received a refund without problem (thanks) but decided to try again on basis the first must have been faulty and could not find other reviews with same problem. I had same issue with second but took a closer look, and managed to resolve. If you need to convert to Presta (the narrow valve found on most road bikes) - when you remove the small assembly, you need to take the orance plastic part out of the black rubber washer before turning over and reinserting. I had previously just turned the whole assembly over and was unable to get a seal on the valve. I hope this helps you avoid same problem. In terms of the product - it seems a perfectly good pump and the bracket fits on the bottle cage bolts and grips the pump effectively (my pump does not fall off, which is a regular problem for my son).
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on 3 March 2010
Good little pump, easy to switch valve size. Only drawback is my bike didn't have the neccessary hole to attach grips to. Still its small enough to fit in a medium handbag so its ok for me!
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on 24 January 2012
A great little pump that can either be fitted directly to the bike with the supplied brackets or carried in a backpack or Bike bag. Arrived in good time & well packed. A great deal all round
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on 5 February 2012
Excellent little pump just bought for emergencies on the road but use routinely now. Light weight and does the job well
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on 24 March 2012
I had another version of this kind of thing from crank bros. It never worked well and was an absolute nightmare to set up for different valves. This one is simplicity itself and for a plastic pump, it seems sturdy enough for the rigours of a roadside flatty. Very pleased and for the price, spectacular value.
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on 10 August 2014
This is a great little pump and the overall length is 25½ cm (10 inches)
You have to make sure the pump end is pushed on to the valve all the way till you hear the air coming out then you clamp it shut with the little lever.
If you do not push the pump end onto the valve enough then it will be very difficult to pump and maybe a lot of you think it will be hard to pump.
If done correctly then the pump is brilliant and you should get the pressure you need. I have in fact just inflated my niece's bike and I have got them rock hard (100 lbs pressure) with no problems at all.
Very easy to use regardless of what others say about it being hard to pump, do it properly and it is a very very good pump.
Very well made and very robust too and deserves the 5 stars I have given.

OK!! Now a word about changing from one valve type to the other.
At the valve end of the pump you will see a small grey (what looks like some sort of a thumb grip) push out piece. This will push out either side and is used for taking out the rubber seal after unscrewing the valve piece.
Insert the grey piece and pull out the rubber and then follow the instructions you have for changing the valve types.
I hope this helps some of you who think it is not an efficient pump but really it is so easy to use once done properly.
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on 15 November 2011
Had call to use for both valves in last 2 weeks. Inflates tyres to ridable pressure, as expected a little effort required to get somewhere near 100psi. Before use make sure you know how the two valve parts fit together for the two valve types, common-sense really but mind can play tricks out on the road.
I am assuming it fits underneath water cage but so far not needed to do this yet. For the price its an absolute steal.
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on 20 October 2012
I bought this for my 6 year old's first bike. I had some misgivings because it was so cheap, but the first time I used it I was very pleasantly surprised. Once you get the hang of clipping it onto the valve stem it performs with flawless efficiency. No escaping air and so far the nozzle lock has never lost its grip on the tyre valve. Now for the bit that may sound exaggerated (but isn't)..

It has been many years since I used a bike pump, so before I purchased one, I did some general web research just to see which type of pump was recommended, how much I should be looking to spend etc. One bike forum thread I came across was discussing the practicalities of using a hand pump to inflate car or motorbike tyres, which I had never considered and which I wouldn't have thought possible. Well..

By one of those weird and annoying coincidences, one of my car tyres developed a slow puncture right about then. The first time I noticed it was when I returned to my parked car, miles from any garage. The tyre wasn't quite pancake flat, so I could have limped to a petrol station, but I had the little bike pump with me, so I thought I'd try it. To my amazement it worked perfectly!

It did take a while to inflate, and quite a bit of pumping, but within 10 minutes (which included several "breathers") the nearly flat car tyre was almost fully inflated. I confess to being the most disorganised, undiciplined and absent minded individual I know, so it was no surprise to me that, over the following fortnight, I had to repeat this procedure at least four times before I finally mustered the initiative to get to my local tyre fitter for a permanent puncture repair.

But the point is that this little pump didn't once let me down. I'm aware of the issues reported by some of the other reviewers, so perhaps quality control and sample consistency are a bit erratic, but I have - so far - experienced no problems at all.

If this reads like an advert, let me assure you that I have absolutely no vested interest in the sales of this item whatsoever, nor any connection of any kind with the seller or manufacturer. The above account is true, and you can put it to the test yourself for just a few quid - if you're unlucky, just return it for a full refund. I've since bought another of these pumps to keep in the car just as an emergency measure.

I very seldom give any product five stars because, apart from anything else, for me 5 stars would have to mean a long, fault free working life, and as there is simply no way of predicting this I prefer to err on the side of caution. However, I've made an exception in this case. The combination of price and efficiency means that anything less than top marks would be unfair. If my pumps stop working anytime soon, I'll update this review.
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on 14 July 2013
I can get enough air pressure on the tires with this mini pump. It's very light because all the components are made of plastic. The photos corresponds to what it is. I paid £3.99 and I think it's a fair price.

I have a Presta valve so I had to unscrew the cap and reverse the 2 pieces inside of the pump. The images from the instructions are clear.

There are no instructions of how to attach the pump to the bike. My bike doesn't have the 2 holes needed for the bolts to attach the brackets.
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VINE VOICEon 25 June 2013
Been really impressed with this pump. It is very compact, so easily fits in a backpack pocket. I especially like the lock on the pump head, which locks it to the body of the pump when you're not using it (keeping it compact in your bag). The clip which locks the pump to the tyre valve works fine, and the instructions are very clear on inverting the valve head so that it suits your Schrader and Presta valves. I have used the pump to inflate both types of valve, and it has worked well in both cases.
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