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7 reviews | 2.4 out of 5
This bike pump broke before I got one tube half filled. It is very poorly constructed and would not recommend this product to anyone.
I bought this pump last year for my new mountain bike. It looked cool on my bike and I felt confident that if I would need it, it would be there. And then the day came, just about a year later when it was called into duty. While some 7 miles from home I found myself with a flat tire. I patched the tube, got the tire back on the rim and then tried to pump it back up only to find this next to impossible.
First, it is nearly impossible to get the pump to seat properly on the valve. Oh you will think it is on correctly but as you pump no air goes into the tire. I spent more time trying to get the pump to seat right then I did actually patching the tube.
Secondly, once I finally got it on the valve, it took over ten minutes of pumping to get the tire 1/2 filled.
And lastly, after struggling to get the pump seated on the value and trying to pump air into the tire, the handle broke. It just came right off the pump in such a way that it was impossible to use the pump any more.
So there I was, the middle of nowhere with a front tire that was only half full of air after well over an hour of working on it in the hot sun.
You can be sure I won't be buying another pump from Walmart!
I purchased this item because I wanted something small enough to attached to my bike. It was small enough. However, you have to have a lot of muscle to inflate your tires with this one. Additionally, the gauge was not accurate. It told me that I had only inflated to 20psi when in fact, I had inflated to 40psi. (It took me along time to get the gauge to even register 20psi).
The seals broke before I was able to inflate one tire fully. Seems like it isn't able to handle the added stress as the pressure increases within the tire, and the small volume that you displace per pump means you'll be at it for quite some time. Not worth the money!
This pump meets all my grand kids bicycle needs, plus it has an air pressure gauge.
This small pump is easy to carry with you and is excellent in a pinch