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
Argos Value Bicycle Pump
Member Name: kama0529
Argos Value Bicycle Pump
Advantages: Price. Easy to use. Easy to attach. Not stiff to pump. Simple.
Disadvantages: No pressure gauge. Feels flimsy.
The Argos Value Bicycle Pump is something we have sitting in the shed and bring out regularly to pump up the tyres on our family of bikes. We are not avid bike riders and so I didn't feel that we needed an all-singing all dancing bicycle pump and so I opted for a cheaper value version that was on offer at Argos. The Argos Value Bicycle Pump costs just £3.79 from Argos - which I feel is a pretty decent price because it didn't hurt my pocket and it provided me with the basic version of the tool that I required for my family.
The Argos Value Bicycle Pump looks and is basic. It didn't have any elaborate packaging, simply a plastic bag with nothing really to make it jump out and look anything special. There was no product information contained within the packaging, but I guess this isn't really very important for a product that I'm sure everyone knows how to use.
The pump itself is made of black plastic and it has the traditional tube like shape of a bicycle pump. It doesn't feel very heavy or robust to be honest, and so the fact that it's not very sturdy gave me doubts that it would last very long at all. However, it has lasted us so far about 18 months and so my initial fears have been unfounded.
Using the pump is really very easy. It's just a matter of attaching the brass twisting part to the nozzle on the tyres, but twisting the nozzle until the attachment feels secure. The nozzle on the pump does pull out and is attached to a cord which makes getting the angle needed for attachment really easy. Once the pump and tyre connections were secure, then it is simply a matter of extending the pump in and out and pumping it until the tyres are adequately filled. The pump is not stiff of hard to pump and so you don't need much muscle power to be able to use the pump. However, there is not a gauge on the pump to tell you what the current psi is and so it's just a matter of judging by the feel of the tyres when enough is enough. I probably tend to not fill the tyres up to the maximum simply because I am anxious of over-filling the tyres and causing the inner tube to burst.
Overall, I think this is a decent bicycle pump if you just want something basic. I think for more serious cyclists then a more serious pump would be needed.
Summary: It's fine for something basic.
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