New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

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New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby Ross » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:56 am

https://www.pushys.com.au/minifumpa-ele ... -pump.html

This could replace CO2 and regular mini pumps, a bit pricy though at $189.99 :o
I'm gonna wait for the CF version to be released #weightweenie :mrgreen:

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Introducing a new range of lithium-powered bike pumps
Engineered specifically for cyclists, Fumpa Pumps are simple to use, effortless, light weight, and very very fast. It’s been designed for accuracy and speed. Use Fumpa before you go out for a ride, used by road cyclists, triathletes, mountain bikers, BMX and casual riders.
• Contains a patented compressor design, which compresses surrounding air at remarkable speeds to fill your tyres.
• Utilises brushless motor technology to provide incredible power to the compressor.
• Relies on a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery, which is easily charged using the supplied micro-USB cable.
• Incorporates a patented casing design, which provides strength, reduces vibration and thermally stabilises the internal compressor.
• Intuitive push-button start.
• Fumpa also includes a digital pressure sensor to present accurate pressure readings to the user (in psi, kPa and Bar units).

Features


• Take it with you
• Size: 1.3×2.2×2.7 in. (32x56x68mm)
• Weight: 6.7 ounces (190 grams)
• Inflates 2 tyres on a single charge
• Accepts Presta valves only
• 120psi max pressure
• 0-100psi: 40-50 seconds (700x23c tyre)
• Fits in your jersey pocket
• USB rechargeable

What’s in The Box:
• 1 x miniFumpa
• 1 x micro-USB charge cable
• 1 x push-on nozzle for Presta valves only
• 1 x manual

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:29 am

Gee, I note with relief the "intuitive push button start". I mean, what would I do if I lost the manual? :roll:

Once upon a time the simple act of pumping was part of the exercise.

Cycling as a consumer commodity overtook rationale and function some time ago.
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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby biker jk » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:47 am

No way would I carry one of these and have no conventional pump. Probably best used as a substitute for CO2 canisters. Forget to charge it and you're stuffed. Most will leave it in their saddle bags and when they need it the battery will be flat.

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:22 pm

biker jk wrote:No way would I carry one of these and have no conventional pump. Probably best used as a substitute for CO2 canisters. Forget to charge it and you're stuffed. Most will leave it in their saddle bags and when they need it the battery will be flat.

It also looks more awkward to store than a simple pump or even a CO2 valve and cannister.

It looks from the description of what is included that the nozzle thing for the valve is removable. Just another step in packing up and a risk of loss.

The world of marketting these days is to develop a product and then convince us we need or want it. As opposed to manufacturers and designers coming up with products that were on our wish list before they even came to market. Fridges, torches, briefcases, waterproof clothing, fishing tackle boxes, even gears on bikes.
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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby MichaelB » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:12 pm

Co2 works fine for me. Cost effective and cheap, not to mention quick as well.

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby Duck! » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:36 pm

This comes under the banner of "just because you can, doesn't mean you should." If nothing else, li-po batteries are somewhat notorious for becoming explosive if subjected to, among other things, excessive vibration. I don't want a potential bomb anywhere near my bike or body!
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby twowheels » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:58 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Gee, I note with relief the "intuitive push button start". I mean, what would I do if I lost the manual? :roll:

Once upon a time the simple act of pumping was part of the exercise.

Cycling as a consumer commodity overtook rationale and function some time ago.

+1 (but it is possible to be part of the resistance)

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby march83 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:19 pm

I wonder which produces more waste? The CO2 canister solution or this?

Maybe it would be better if you could fill a compressed air chamber as you rode with the power from a dynamo...?
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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby MattyK » Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:00 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Once upon a time the simple act of pumping was part of the exercise.

Cycling as a consumer commodity overtook rationale and function some time ago.

Please, think of the Froomeys!

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby Ross » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:05 pm

ColinOldnCranky wrote:Gee, I note with relief the "intuitive push button start". I mean, what would I do if I lost the manual? :roll:

Once upon a time the simple act of pumping was part of the exercise.

Cycling as a consumer commodity overtook rationale and function some time ago.


Living up to your name there mate! :twisted:
I'm guessing you also don't like Di2/e-Tap/EPS or e-bikes? :P

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby uart » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:44 pm

100 PSI in 50 seconds (23c tyre). Can't a regular hand pump do just as well or better?

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:31 pm

Ross wrote:
ColinOldnCranky wrote:Gee, I note with relief the "intuitive push button start". I mean, what would I do if I lost the manual? :roll:

Once upon a time the simple act of pumping was part of the exercise.

Cycling as a consumer commodity overtook rationale and function some time ago.


Living up to your name there mate! :twisted:
I'm guessing you also don't like Di2/e-Tap/EPS or e-bikes? :P

I'm fine with e-bikes, been trying to get my wife on one for years.

As for Di2/e-Tap/EPS, until I know what they are I have no idea if I like them or not. :lol: But I'm guessing that the simple fact of not knowing makes me not much of consumer. :mrgreen:

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby DavidS » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:14 pm

I just use a mini floor pump:

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Lezyne micro floor drive

Light, attaches to the bike and does a great job. Why would I want an electric pump? Not crazy about CO2 either given the waste.

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby Duck! » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:12 am

Hand or floor pumps are infinitely rechargeable, and if they run out of air we're pretty well stuffed anyway......
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby MichaelB » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:56 am

DavidS wrote: ... Not crazy about CO2 either given the waste.

DS


I've used 3 cannisters in 4 years, and recycle the canister. If I hand pumped, I'd put in more CO2 to the atmosphere pumping away than the canister holds :lol: :roll:

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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby ColinOldnCranky » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:07 pm

march83 wrote:I wonder which produces more waste? The CO2 canister solution or this?

Maybe it would be better if you could fill a compressed air chamber as you rode with the power from a dynamo...?

If you want to use your own motive force, the hand pump was around before I was born. 8) No need to store air, no need to add more complexity to the bike.
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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby march83 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:31 am

Hand pumps are great and all but you're missing the point about speed and convenience. I carry a couple of CO2 canisters so I can fix a flat and roll in minutes. I carry a hand pump as a backup in case that fails but I loathe to use it because it adds ~5 minutes and a bunch of fatigue to the repair process. I'm looking at this from the perspective of someone who wants a very fast, low effort and convenient repair with the minimum of waste. This probably isn't it, neither is a hand pump, but I'm interested to see people trying.
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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby uart » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:48 am

march83 wrote:Hand pumps are great and all but you're missing the point about speed and convenience. I carry a couple of CO2 canisters so I can fix a flat and roll in minutes. I carry a hand pump as a backup in case that fails but I loathe to use it because it adds ~5 minutes and a bunch of fatigue to the repair process


I'm very much old school, and carry a "Zefal #4 completion" full sized frame pump. Seriously, a lot of young guys don't even know what it is. I often get the comment, "wow, is that thing a pump!" when I stop to help someone with a flat. :D

Fixing a flat for me involves 5 or more minutes to get the tyre off/on and the new tube fitted (I like to be careful not to pinch, and to get the tyre well seated, so I don't overly hurry this) - but then less than one minute to manually inflate. So for me the re-inflation time is definitely the minor part of the whole procedure.
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Re: New electric mini pump to carry in your pocket

Postby CKinnard » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:04 am

at 1/3 the weight, and 16cm, I use a topeak micro rocket. brilliant thing.
if you ride a roadie and don't have the fitness to manually pump a 23mm tire to 110psi in less than 90seconds, then.... cognitive dissonance.

the other option is to get fit enough to ride heavier puncture resistant tires!

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