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This is a simple guide to adding a hose to your mini pump.

Anyone who uses the mini pump knows its really hard to get your bike tire up to 100psi, especially with the lack of using your body weight to push down on the pump. Adding a hose allows you to take your mini pump and use it like its a floor pump.

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Working mini pump
Broken floor pump
Hose clamp
Old inner tube with a presta valve.

Screw Driver
Pipe Cutter
Box Cutter

Step 2: Cut the valve.

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Cut the valve from inner tube with the pimp cutter.

Step 3: Cut the hose.

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Cut the hose to the desired length from the broken floor pump.

Step 4: Put the valve in the hose

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The the valve and put it inside of the hose with the cut part inside of the hose, use the hose clamp to tightening it down.

Step 5: Put the valve into the mini pump and finish.

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Put the other end of the presta valve into the mini pump. You are done, and your mini pump has a hose. I separate the the hose and the pump when I travel to save space, when I need it, I just plug it in and I have my mini floor pump. Eventually I'll add and inline pressure gauge.
3366carlos1 year ago

u da man!

Awesome idea. I have a Topeak "morph" and the hose makes all the difference in the world.

Dude this is the best idea i've seen in a while not because its more convenient but because i have that same pump as you have but i cant get it to seal to my valve and i think this will fix it

Uncle Kudzu4 years ago
Great hack! Someone gave me one of those tiny pumps recently and I found it pretty awkward to use. I can see how a hose would be a big improvement.
dirtybagg5 years ago
I appreciate this, I don't know who thought a mini pump w/o a hose would ever be a good idea!? Thanks for sharing this simple fix!
Smart ! But couldnt we just fix the broken floor pump !
FatStupidAmerican (author)  stephenniall5 years ago
You could, but I don't stuff the floor pump in my bag with me when I am out riding.

It was cheaper to replace the floor pump with a brand new one then to fix it and buy a new mini-pump with a hose.
True I hate the big floor pumps They're a pain to haul around !

I have a compressor on my rack of my semi electric bike ! 

Hopefully i can make a electric trike in a few weeks im getting sick of the bike !
rimar20005 years ago