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  1. #1
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    Topeak road morph - mounting?

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    Does anyone know if the mounting bracket allow mounting on the seat tube water bottle cage bracket?

    I tried an older version of this pump but could not fit it anywhere on the bike. Wondering if they have morphed () into a better mounting system.

    I want to mount it using the same (but probably longer) screws that hold the bottle cage, with the pump aligned on the left side of the water bottle adjacent the seat tube.

    Thanks,
    Martha

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    Mine's mounted under the water bottle cage on the down tube. I think I used the screws that came with the pump, rather than the screws that came with the bottle cage.
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    I have such a mounting on one of my bikes. I bought a Blackburn mounting bracket from Performance for this (about $5) since the Topeak mount wanted to take up the water bottle bracket. It sits nicely just off the side of the cage.

    Now, on my vacation bike, because it was a custom built steel frame bike, I had water bottle mounts placed underneath the top tube so I could mount my Road Morph ala' the older style full-length frame pumps. Very convenient, but I suppose a custom frame is a bit of an expensive pump mounting bracket

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    Martha:

    Zip ties worked for me, at least on a temporary basis... I don't carry the pump all the time (have CO2 cartridges & a micro-inflator in the seat bag), but there's times and trips when I appreciate the mental comfort of having the pump along. $3 at Tractor Supply got me a bag of 100, and they could even be color-coordinated to my bike ;-)

    Tom

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    Okay, well, this is drifty, but then do you carry a pair of side cutters in case you need the pump?

    I ask mainly because I need to be able to take my stupid cadence sensor off if it gets caught in the rain. I don't really think it's safe to carry a razor blade - so that leaves side cutters, which are just plain bulky. What's your solution?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Okay, well, this is drifty, but then do you carry a pair of side cutters in case you need the pump?

    I ask mainly because I need to be able to take my stupid cadence sensor off if it gets caught in the rain. I don't really think it's safe to carry a razor blade - so that leaves side cutters, which are just plain bulky. What's your solution?
    Nail clippers?

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    I have the Blackburn pumps on my other bikes. They have the offset bracket so they are mounted on the seat tube under the water bottle cages. If I can get that bracket separately, I'm inclined to buy the Road Morph for my new bike. I do carry CO2 as well, but prefer the pump for partially inflating the new tube before installing it in the tire. And on those bad days when you run through the CO2 cartridges and still get flats...

    As far as cutting the tie wraps - using those little nail clippers is the best for trimming the loose ends cause it will cut very close to the opening and the result is NO sharp edges on the tail end of the plastic.

    I could also use velcro to hold the pump to the top tube, but then it interferes with the water bottles so that really doesn't work for me.

    I just looked and Performance has the bracket for under $2. so as long as the Road Morph is the same diameter as the Blackburn it ought to work just fine. We shall see. It never occurred to me that the bracket was available separately so I'm really glad I posted here. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by withm View Post
    I just looked and Performance has the bracket for under $2. so as long as the Road Morph is the same diameter as the Blackburn it ought to work just fine. We shall see. It never occurred to me that the bracket was available separately so I'm really glad I posted here. Thanks!
    The Blackburn is a tad bit larger in diameter. I line the clip with a segement of old inner tube and the Road Morph fits nicely.

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    I bungeed my Morph to the down tube.

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    I used my old Planet Bike pump holder that fits under the water bottle cage (the pump sucked but the holder was decent) and put it there with a velcro strap. This is a 48cm bike.




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    Quote Originally Posted by OakLeaf View Post
    Okay, well, this is drifty, but then do you carry a pair of side cutters in case you need the pump?

    I ask mainly because I need to be able to take my stupid cadence sensor off if it gets caught in the rain. I don't really think it's safe to carry a razor blade - so that leaves side cutters, which are just plain bulky. What's your solution?
    I zip-tie the mounting bracket under the top tube, and use the velcro security strap to hold the pump in the frame mount. Apologies for not being clearer... I almost always carry one of those Park MTB3 multi-tools in my seat bag or handlebar bag, and the pocketknife blade on it works to cut the zip ties when I take the frame mount off...

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by PscyclePath View Post
    I zip-tie the mounting bracket under the top tube, and use the velcro security strap to hold the pump in the frame mount.
    I do the same thing, though mine is mounted to the bottom of my down tube (I have a small frame and that was the only place it would fit and not interfere with my water bottles).

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