Over the years we've had several discussions of what tools and spare parts should be in a traveling T. Suggestions have ranged all the way from practically a full shop to just a phone and a credit card. One suggested item was a foot pump. I was dubious about its effectiveness, but when I had to change a tire on a trip last fall I was pleasantly surprised to find how well it worked. But at the same time I discovered that it should be accompanied by another item: a base to keep it level on rocky ground.
I used a foot-square piece of plywood.
This will make the pump less inclined to tip over when I step on it.
Steve: Great idea! My wife will love it...
Valentines day is coming up
The Deluxe variant with a small reservoir tank. :-)
For the 12volt crowd I installed a accessory jack and a carry this thing around.
Also with the jack I can charge my phone and run the Garmin.
My solution - three 45g cartridges will fill a 30x3.5 tire to 60 psi:
On unspoken reason for 12 volts. I can carry a small air compressor in the 14 Touring and have somewhere to plug it in :-)
I'm having a hard time finding the 45g Co2 cartridges now, and I've been interested in a foot pump for a couple of years but never decided on one.
Steve; What make/model is yours, about what did it cost, and about how long did it take to inflate the tire on your T? One thing I like about the pump is if there is a slow leak you can always top it off at stops... with Co2 eventually you can run out of cartridges.... just a trade off..
I didn't time it, but it was better than I expected.