Product Type: Argos Bike Accessories
Newest Review: ... really expensive so I ended up borrowing a pump off my nieces until I got to Argos to buy myself a new one. The Argos value pump which ... more
Cheap but gets the job done
Argos Value Bicycle Pump
Member Name: brady58
Argos Value Bicycle Pump
Advantages: It is cheap and works well
Disadvantages: Takes a bit of welly to get the tires filled all the way to the brim
I am a huge fan of Argos's own brand value products and usually find them to be great value for money. When I bought my bike I got some of my accessories from the catalogue with the exception of things like my helmet that I knew I would want to try on before buying. For things like a bicycle pump I know I couldn't go much wrong with paying £3.49 for it.
There is nothing fancy about the pump as it is just a plain black old fashioned looking pump as opposed to the more expensive modern one's that have floor stands. I actually prefer this kind of pump as my bike has an attatchment to store it whereas with anything bigger i wouldn't be able to take it on the road with me.
Using the pump is easy as all you have to do is fit it over the valve on the bike and start pumping. Here is where you will notice the difference between this one and a more expensive one as it doesn't fit snugly over the valve and quite a bit of air escapes as you are pumping.
The pump does fill my tyres right up but it does involve putting in quite a lot of effort and by the time I have filled them up I can definatley feel it in my arms. To be honest I just look at this as an extra little work out and the pump does get the job done in the end which for the money is all you can really expect.
You also will need to be careful with handling the pump as the plastic used in it's construction is very cheap and not very robust. I have dropped it a couple of times and the casing was cracked from only a small fall on to the ground. However this hasn't affected how it works and it is still managing to fill the air in to my tires perfectly fine.
If you don't want to spend a lot of money of a bicycle pump and let's be honest why would you then this one does the job fine. Yes it takes a little bit more effort but as the price you pay for it would barely cover a couple of bottles of water I think it is a complete bargain.
Summary: cheap but gets the job done
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