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Old 11-28-22, 08:34 AM
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Fork mount pump?

I知 looking for a fork mounted mini pump for my 2011 Orbea Terra gravel bike. It does not have any sort of mounting bosses or such, and what pumps I致e found so far seem to be designed for that type of mounting.
I知 not certain how I値l mount it as I doubt zip ties will be effective but hopeful one of you folks has some ideas?
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Old 11-28-22, 08:37 AM
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I've neither seen nor heard of such a thing.
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Old 11-28-22, 09:10 AM
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Is this a joke? The fork seems like a really bad place to mount a pump.
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You can get something like a Lezyne Pocket Drive and carry it in your jersey pocket.
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Old 11-28-22, 10:49 AM
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I suppose with enough velcro straps you could mount a mini-pump to anything, but why?
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Originally Posted by Tomm Willians View Post
I知 looking for a fork mounted mini pump for my 2011 Orbea Terra gravel bike. It does not have any sort of mounting bosses or such, and what pumps I致e found so far seem to be designed for that type of mounting.
I知 not certain how I値l mount it as I doubt zip ties will be effective but hopeful one of you folks has some ideas?
Do you have a water bottle mount? A pump like the Lezyne Road Drive comes with a mounting bracket made to go on bottle mounts, either under an existing bottle cage or just bolted to the holes. A pump mounted on the fork sounds like a bad idea, particularly on a bike that will see off-road use. A seat stay mount would make more sense if you're going to DIY it with Velcro straps.
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Old 11-28-22, 11:56 AM
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or if you're riding with a small pack, like a hydration pack, put a Road Morph in there. You'll have an upgraded pump with a built-in gage.
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Old 11-29-22, 11:49 AM
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I would think the last place one would want a pump to come loose and end up in your spokes is the front wheel. Why are you specifically looking for a front wheel mounted pump?
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Originally Posted by Tomm Willians View Post
I知 looking for a fork mounted mini pump for my 2011 Orbea Terra gravel bike. It does not have any sort of mounting bosses or such, and what pumps I致e found so far seem to be designed for that type of mounting.
I知 not certain how I値l mount it as I doubt zip ties will be effective but hopeful one of you folks has some ideas?
Things like the Zefal Doodad and TwoFish Bike Block will allow you to do that.
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
I would think the last place one would want a pump to come loose and end up in your spokes is the front wheel. Why are you specifically looking for a front wheel mounted pump?
Which is why I知 calling BS on this one.

And it wouldn稚 surprise me in the least to learn that at least some pumps carry a warning not to mount it on the fork. Common sense is not always common.

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Old 11-29-22, 04:24 PM
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Would these work for you? I have the pump. Its very nice. I added to a bike with mounts but intend to get another with the mount below for a bike without the nut-serts. You can also mount a bottle cage on top of the pump bracket. I have.

https://www.amazon.com/zonkie-Bike-B...LBV&psc=1&th=1


https://www.amazon.com/Tiakia-Bicycl...7HP4FKFP&psc=1

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Old 11-29-22, 10:53 PM
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I have not seen a pump mounted on a fork, but I have seen pumps mounted on a seat stay. I don’t consider either ideal, because of the potential for the pump bumping loose, especially on rough terrain, and lodging between the wheel and the fork blade, or chain stay.

The big difference is what happens to the rider when the wheel suddenly stops. Neither is good, but when a front wheel suddenly stops the rider doesn’t.

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If you really must mount your pump to the fork, you can use zip ties and a fourth hand tool like the one shown below to attach your pump mount. The fourth hand tool can get the zip ties extremely tight. I've used this method to mount bottle cages and pump mounting brackets very securely many times. However the only things I ever mounted to a fork this way is are sensors for wheel mounted cyclometer magnets.

https://smile.amazon.com/IceToolz-Fo...%2C1213&sr=8-9
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Old 12-01-22, 08:46 AM
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FWIW I had 1 pump mount that I liked very much so I bought 2 more for my other bikes. I just have to remember to move the pump to whatever bike I'm riding. the bracket I like sits under my water bottle cage on the down tube. the pump clips in but there's also a velcro strap to keep it attached to the mount.


something like this

looks like you're not the only person to mount a pump on a fork
https://bikepacking.com/gear/crankbr...v-pump-review/

https://www.printables.com/model/195...29-mm-diameter

good luck!
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Here you go guys, a pump mounted to a fork
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Here you go guys, a pump mounted to a fork
nice Sycamore trees. where is that?
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nice Sycamore trees. where is that?
Down by the Rhein in Wiesbaden.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Is this a joke? The fork seems like a really bad place to mount a pump.
Maybe he/she is a craniofacial surgeon, looking to drum up business.
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The problem of pumps falling off was solved back in the ‘80s.
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The problem of pumps falling off was solved back in the 80s.
40 years ago?! Man you must be ancient.
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
40 years ago?! Man you must be ancient.
The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro was used in outer space two decades before that, flying on Gemini missions. Why did it take more than 20 years after that for cyclists to figure out the pump strap? Well, this thread suggests that we池e, quite literally, not rocket scientists
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
The craziest part is that I also know that Velcro was used in outer space two decades before that, flying on Gemini missions. Why did it take more than 20 years after that for cyclists to figure out the pump strap? Well, this thread suggests that we池e, quite literally, not rocket scientists
The overwhelming majority of people are quite literally not rocket scientists. Why would this forum be any different?

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Seems like Team Cinzano used a pump that would insert onto/into a fork BITD. I'll have to look it up to see what brand it was. It was most likely a Silca.
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Mounting on the fork where it could either get bumped loose despite safeguards and wedge in the front wheel, or catch on something and yank the bike from under you? Or just twist around and take out half of your front spokes? None of those outcomes seem desirable. It sure sounds safer to co-mount it with a bottle cage. I have a few of those and they work just fine.
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Well it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that using velcro on a tapered object doesn't seem to work all that well. Maybe in space with no gravity, but hardly on an application where the fork blade cross section tapers and gets smaller towards the hub. Not quite as severe as using velcro on a funnel.

There is a reason people don't install front panniers with velcro.

With that in mind, having actual fork attach points would probably work fine since the pump can't slide down and then rotate into the wheel.

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