7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Good but hard work,
This review is from: Beto Mini Pump CMP-008 - 2 Way Alloy RVS Head With Gauge (Sports)
I agree with Wayne's review of 20 Nov 2010. Initially I didn't think the pump worked at all as my tyres were already pumped to about 35 psi and after many many pumpstrokes the gauge didn't move. I let all the air out and then the pumped up to about 35 psi ok. This pump is ok as a light weight (it weighs 5 ozs) emergency pump but you need an easier one at home. I really struggled to pump the (hybrid type) tyres above 40 psi. Also I found it worked better with schrader valves than presta ones - the gauge seemed to be more temperamental with presta valves.
After struggling to pump a tyre up to 35-40 with this pump I then used an old fashioned barrel pump with a flexible tube and pumped it up to 45 psi relatively easily. The flexible tube means there's no stress on the valves and you can pump much quicker. Why are manufacturers persisting in making these rigid pumps when the old barrel types are much easier?????