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Pump - Topeak Master Blaster Mini Morph

I'll get straight to it. This is the best mini pump I have ever experienced.

After working 10 years around bicycles, in sales and as a mechanic I am always suspicious of mini pumps, they tend to break, not seal and take ages to pump. But the Topeak is an exception, it works, seems indestructible, fills faster than other mini-pumps and has some great features.

Firstly it is single action only (pumps on the push stroke only) which is a bonus as every twin stroke pump I've seen fails on one stroke, generally the push. Also it has a flexible hose to the valve, so you can put it on, then brace the pump body somewhere nice while you work up a sweat filling your big motorbike tyre. And the handle feels good to use.

But most importantly, over the last year my one has filled probably over 200 motorbike tyres (group of 3-4 on the road for 7 months with many tyre changes and some puncture problems), and been used on many pushbikes too, and still can get my road tyres up to 100psi.

I don't know what else I can say... I'm sitting here with a foolish grin on my face even considering how well it has worked. If you need a small pump for your travels take a look at one of these.

Ben

PS, Google the full name for photos of it. Retail price is about AUD 60-70.
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Hi Ben,

Are you talking about the Master Blaster or the Mini Morph? As far as I know they are two different pumps.

I've got the Mini Morph and like it a lot so far. It's very small and light weight (only 160 grams!) and doesn't tire you out thanks to the fold-out foot pad. Mine hasn't seem too much use yet, but if it holds up like you say I will be a very happy camper. Got it off Ebay.com and paid $30 including shipping to Europe.

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Yeah, you're right, I think it's just called a Mini Morph (I was just reading off the side of the thing).

In any case it can be seen here

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+1 for the Mini Morph
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been using mine about 4 years and it is still the biz. why bugger about with mini compressors and the like when this will do it all and easily and not break. if you clean and lubricate it every once in a while it will be 100% reliable.
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why bugger about with mini compressors and the like .
It does depend on how many times you need to inflate your tyres in a day!

The cycle pump from best rest works really well and has not let me down (so far) but is is electrical hence best have 'belt and braces' with the wee mini morph one (which is a lot more sweaty work!)

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Having had the (mis)fortune of being responsible for a good number of the 200 odd tyres we pumped up on the trip mentioned in the original review I can also vouch for the quality of this pump and will be taking one on my next trip.

However, it takes around 600 strokes to pump up a rear tyre with this pump, and the novelty of pumping up the same tyre 1/2 dozen times in a day can wear thin. Next trip I am sold on the idea of a mini-compressor with the trusty Topeak as backup.
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Yep, these Morph pumps are highly recommendable. I had a RoadMorph, it was brilliant - ........ but didn't last very long. It was stolen off my bicycle parked outside a pub in London! I suppose I'll have to hope the new owner found it as good as I did.
I have a new one now. They're the best pumps I've ever used.
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rough cost of £20 in the UK
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Question mini morph

Will this adapte to pumping up air beds? EG The self inflating Thrmarest mats even tho its self inflating some times they need a bit of additional puff. Not a good idea to blow these mats by mouth cos of water vapour build up.
So could the little pump do the job?
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mini morph adaptor

Hi I ve just bought the Mini Morph on e-bay from US. £18.00 plus postage.
So now i ve got it , how do you adapt the valve to accommodate a motorcycle tyre? Is there an adaptor out there or have I bought the wrong thing. Henn, you made reference to pumping up motor bike tyres, How?.
I bet there is an obvious solution but old thicko here cant see it.
Any way THIS is what the Hubb is for. Hope one of you guys can help.
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how do you adapt the valve to accommodate a motorcycle tyre? Is there an adaptor out there or have I bought the wrong thing. Henn, you made reference to pumping up motor bike tyres, How?.
I assume it came without instructions which are normally fairly clear.

So, you unscrew the knurled end of the plastic nozzle that fits on the valve. Inside there's a rubber ring and a small plastic piece. (I'm going from memory here, so this might not be exact)

Anyway, you remove both of them, reverse them, and put them back.

Re-attached the knurled end piece.

You should then find it'll fit your motorbike.

If that's not quite right, you'll have to study what you find inside the nozzle, and you have to reverse either both parts (plastic and rubber), or maybe just one of them. Maybe just the rubber piece.

Hope that helps.

If not, take it to a decent bicycle shop, they'll show you.
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Mini Morph

Thanks for the help gents, No instuctions to convert to motor bike but your advise sorted it. Pump now coverted and working like [puff puff ] dream.
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