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Originally Posted by comprex View Post
Topeak Joe Blows last forever.
Our experience as well. Joe Blow Sport - 9 years of solid, hard use and banging around in the van, and still going strong. Has a guage, a short enough barrel and padded handle, does Presta and Schraeder without adapters, also does sports balls and other stuff with included adapters, and pumps a decent amount of air without a fuss (even for wimpy girls with no upper body strength .
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post
Um, Josh. Take a minute to visit the cycle section of SkiDiva. Many of those "girls" would squash you like a bug!

We know our equipment, and we know how to ride our equipment.

We all, even guys, start out on simple stuff, and though we think differently, how well we make progress depends on our comfort zone.
people posting on websites about biking are not the 'average' person, next.

I would agree with you about ski divas, and most the people who post on here and TGR(most of them skidivas) but the average girl out there is closer to this guys girlfriend, not you, not volklgirl, differently not altagirl, you get my jist I am sure now.
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post
...but the average girl out there is closer to this guys girlfriend, not you, not volklgirl, differently not altagirl, you get my jist I am sure now.

Uuum, this girl I was ranting about IS NOT my girlfriend, that is what makes it worse. Odds are I could show my GF how to do it once and she would be good to go.
post #34 of 40
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Uuum, this girl I was ranting about IS NOT my girlfriend, that is what makes it worse. Odds are I could show my GF how to do it once and she would be good to go.
Dude...you wouldn't treat one of your guy friends like you're treating this chick. You'd tell him to learn to use a real pump, learn to fix basic things on his bike by getting his hands a bit greasy, and be ready to go when you both agree to ride. I take care of my wife's bike for her...but she's my wife, and it's just basic division of labor for efficiencies sake since I already know how and she rarely rides without me. She could do it without a problem if she needed to, and if she wasn't sure how she'd ask but do it herself so she could learn.

I have two daughters - 8 and 9 - and they are starting to learn how to do the basics, even if they don't have the strength to loosen up a nut that I tightened, at least they see me do it and know waht to do.

FWIW, they guys I ride or kayak with get the sh-t if they take too long to get ready, show up late, have to fix their gear at the trail or the river...and they give it back to me if I do the same.

Your GF should beat your a55 for coddling girl number 2!! Not allowed!!
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FWIW, they guys I ride or kayak with get the sh-t if they take too long to get ready, show up late, have to fix their gear at the trail or the river...and they give it back to me if I do the same.
Yep, I will be explaining all this to girl #2 next time I see her. We can be friends, but when we are going to do anything together she needs to be ready.

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Your GF should beat your a55 for coddling girl number 2!! Not allowed!!
She did.
post #36 of 40
I also have a Joe Blow. No problems with it, but I'd rather have a 2 stroke pump. One that works on both the push and pull stroke. Parks are sweet!

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/accessories/...LS_136crx.aspx

I use a compressor set to about 150lbs pressure, or a CO2 inflator, when I am having trouble getting a tubeless tire to seal up.

Anyone that usees a compressor just because should be harassed mercilessly into submission!

post #37 of 40
Joe Blows. I Have a Topeak Twister with digital gauge!
post #38 of 40
Oh, by all means get your not!girlfriend a carbon fiber floor pump. They've been popping up on Chainlove.com recently. She'll appreciate the lateral stiffness and vertical compliance of CF.







(I really can't talk, though - I bought CF bottle cages for my latest *ahem* acquisition...)
post #39 of 40
No one likes Elite Ciussi stainless anymore?
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No one likes Elite Ciussi stainless anymore?
I do . Actually, I use the alloy ones, but I do like the Ciussi rubber grippers. It's a bit more trouble to remove the bottle, but it stays in place when I hit bumps, and I do my fair share of them on my road bike.
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