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Schwinn Aluminum Frame Pump
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
on October 29, 2009
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This is a nice little lightweight pump. Like most mini-portable pumps, don't expect it to be able to pump tires to 80 psi. It'll just give you enough pressure to get home and no more. My tests at home demonstrated I can pump it about 60 psi before I got all tired out. If you bend the lock lever 135 degrees (not 90 degrees), the seal between the valve and the pump is quite good, even to 100 psi. However, when I pumped my tire to 100 psi using a hand pump, and tried to top it off with this pump, I could not push any more pressure into the tire.. Using this pump makes you appreciate a floor pump! It does not have a 2 way stroke action. But since you need to brace against something strong, the push-only action is actually beneficial. I recommend you practice pumping at home because your state-of-mind would be quite different somewhere on a road far from home. I found a good stable position is to lay the wheel on the ground and use my multi-tool to shim the head. This allows you to use gravity to push the air in.

I like the feature with the two heads for both valve types. It stores securely on the seatpost waterbottle braze-on's on my bike. With the velcro, never worried about it falling off my bike and had not dropped it once in over 1000 miles of riding. I'm planning to get another for my other bike.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
I bought this pump last summer when I bought a new bike as part of my new found exercise program. I will tell you up front that I am no true bicycle enthusiast, nor any kind of expert. My bike is one of those comfy beach cruiser models with a single speed and old fashioned up right handlebars. My only concerns in buying a pump was making sure I had one along that was easy enough to use and solid enough to not break on me after a couple of uses. Getting sidelined by a low or flat tire that is not really badly damaged somewhere away from home is not like the similar situation with a car. Just about anywhere you go there is usually someone that happens by on a bike that does do their riding a little better prepared. But of course its very convenient and smart to have your own along.

This Schwinn pump is just about as cheap in price as they come. But is to me is a good value, very solidly built, and a breeze to use. Its lock on nozzle fits any type of tire stem I have tried it on, (I think there are only two types anyway), never allows any air to leak out in between pumps, and its just short and fat enough that it supplies a good amount of air per every stroke of your labor. Its mounting system is as easy and secure as they can offer in my opinion. The mounting bracket is compact and easy to attach to any bike, and the pump itself both snaps in place and carries velcro straps for extra security. Nothing like being far from home and seeing your tire is a getting a little flat, only to realize your pump went bye bye somewhere miles back along the trail. The only way you will shake this little jewel loose is to wreck your whole bike or lose it.

In conclusion, be advised that this little pump is not one I would recommend if you are the type to habitually allow tires to go completely flat before you figure its worth your time doing anything about it. Its volume is just a little small for pumping a tire up to a full 80 lbs from scratch. You can manage it, but it will take a little muscle and remembering well that patience is indeed a virtue. If you're more of a true bike aficionado, than I would suggest moving up to a higher volume, more expensive pump. However as an emergency or everyday pump for just topping off your tires, I feel its the very best tire pump around for the price they ask. Its solid, very easy to use, fits any tire, and as mentioned before, has a top notch bracket and snap/strap in system. You will not find a better pump for the price. Recommended...
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2009
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I needed a basic portable pump for my Giant Sedona hybrid and bought this pump based on its reviews and the attractive price. It works well - ie. frame mounts well and satisfies the pressure needs for my comfort/hybrid bike tires (they don't need more than 100psi max that this one provides).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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The pump works, but it's all but impossible to pump a tire over 35 psi. It will get you back on the road if you have a flat, but you won't be able to use this as your primary pump.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2009
Exhausting to use. Not enough leverage with the handle. The pump completely broke after only a few uses.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2009
I have used this pump on Schrader and Presta valves and it worked brilliantly on both. I was able to get good air pressure into the new tubes and complete my rides as if nothing had gone wrong.

A couple of the pump's features are particularly nice. First, I like how it not only snaps into the holder that attaches to the frame but also has a velcro strap to hold it securely in place. No worries about it ever falling off no matter how bumpy your ride, and I can leave it on while my bike is on my car rack. Second, while pumping there's a lever to hold the nozzle firmly over the tube stem so it doesn't leak or slip off. In short, this pump did exactly what it was supposed to do, and you certainly can't beat the price.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 23, 2014
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I thought this would be a great little portable pump, however unfortunately for me, one of the components holding the switch for the mechanism that tightens the pump to the valve of the tire broke the second time I used it. So now it's useless to me, since the switch will no longer operate to hold it onto the valve or tighten around it. Unless I want to let all the air out of my tires, I don't think I'll be using it.

Go with something else.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 1, 2012
IT IS CRAP. I won't buy schwinn products any more between this and the helmet I got. It's only schraeder, destroyed the pin on a presta tire when I clamped it down, and it's such a tight fit on schraeder that it RIPPED THE VALVE OFF OF MY GOO TUBE. Literally destroys tubes.

To compare it to the Topeak pocket master I just bought and love, it's got fairly high volume so it's a pain to push for a hand pump, but fills up kinda quickly. This means that higher pressures are much harder though, and I recommend low volume for a portable pump. THEN it's such a pain to get off the tire that you tend to lose a lot of air. The frame mount broke apart, just crap. Also have to be careful how you mount it so the handle doesn't come lose and get in the way of your feet/gears/chain.

Horrible product from a horrible company, get the topeak pocket rocket http://www.amazon.com/Topeak-Pocket-Rocket-Master-Blaster/dp/B000FI6XGC/ref=pd_sbs_sg_1
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2011
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The Schwinn Air Expander frame pump is a elegantly looking crafted tool that would be the envy of Swedish designers. Unfortunately it is a useless piece of junk. It has dual nozzle design. A Schrader and Presta valves. The Schrader valve pin compressor on the nozzle does not push the pin down on the value so you can't inflate the tire with it. The pin pusher is also made of soft plastic so after a few uses the pin pusher is worn down and useless anyway. The locking lever on the pump does not lock on the valves and will come off when pumping. Since the tool has two nozzles you need to cover the one you are not using, otherwise the air will be pump out of the uncovered valve and not into the tire. The bike mount only attaches to one model of Schwinn water bottle cage. It has a Velcro belt for very small diameter bike frames the size of a chap-stick. The instructions and product information are a bare minimal which are on the back of the packaging. My suggestion is simple, do not buy this Schwinn pump.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2010
Sears and Kmart sell this pump. I happened upon it and tried it out in the store. On the first pump the handle fell off and into my hand. It was clear when I inspected the product that the handle is 'pressed' into the shaft of the pump. There is no screw holding it in place. A very small, hard to see crack developed at the juncture causing the catastrophic failure. These pumps are designed for one purpose...to get you back home in case of an emergency. It will not help if the pump itself doesn't work when you find yourself stranded. No way would I buy this pump...ever.
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