Author Topic: Jobsworth 'Pump Up The Jam' mini pump - £3!  (Read 320 times)

bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Jobsworth 'Pump Up The Jam' mini pump - £3!
« on: January 21, 2020, 03:54:52 pm »
My normal audax pump is my lezyne mini floor drive which is terrific, but a bit overkill as a daily driver. I prefer to keep it for proper riding, not commuting, so I got this £3 pump off PX to use instead of the poshun. How does it compare to a £4 Halfrauds plastic mini pump? In my view, very favourably.

I've had it for a few months and now used it in anger twice - for the first time two weeks ago when I helped a stranger fix a flat, the second time this morning after a giant nail went straight through the tyre.

It isn't light or compact but for £3 you need to be reasonable in what to expect here. The fold-out plastic handle does feel a bit flexy but not so much that you feel it might snap. The head does schrader and presta without conversion. I used a cheap Halfrauds one when I first started cycling but this definitely gets the tyres up to a superior pressure, perhaps because of its alloy construction (though the 'piston' thing is plastic). I find that by putting the wheel flat on the ground, you can also push down with the head on the floor to get a good amount of oomph into the tube.

I don't expect it to survive a world tour from Timbuktu to Outer Mongolia but for £3 it does definitely do the job.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TOJOPUTJMP/jobsworth-pump-up-the-jam-mini-pump
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bludger

  • Randonneur and bargain hunter
Re: Jobsworth 'Pump Up The Jam' mini pump - £3!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 03:25:46 pm »
Had to use it again last night.

Works fine. I checked the pressure with a proper pump at Look Mum No Hands, looks like it got a 28mm 700c wire bead touring tyre up to 75-80 psi without much heavy work.
YACF touring/audax bargain basement:
https://bit.ly/2Xg8pRD