I am looking for a bicycle floor pump that is particularly slim, suitable for packing inside a
with my road bike for air travel. The pump I have now is too fat in one dimension.
The Trico Iron case
is used to pack a 58 cm carbon fiber framed road bicycle and wheelset. The bike fits in the case perfectly with plenty of room left over for a helmet, shoes, bottles, small tool kit etc. packed around the corners.
The users manual
for the case can be seen here, which describes pretty much how I pack my bike. Handlebars are taken out of the stem and rotated, seatpost taken out and put alongside the bike, etc. This leaves plenty of room at the bottom of the case (below the crankset and chainrings) to put something long such as a floor pump. The pump I have now is basic model
which fits well except for the pressure gauge. The gauge sticks up into the area where the wheel-protecting foam and wheelset pack in the case above the bike frame. If you take a look at the photo of the pump, if the gauge were rotated 90 degrees around the body of the pump it would be much slimmer in one dimension and should fit perfectly. Despite being cheap it works well, other higher-end floor pumps seem to have the same arrangement of foot rests and gauge...
Can anyone recommend a floor pump that is extra skinny, or a particularly heavy duty touring type frame pump (with folding footrests?) that would be suitable for use as a traveling floor pump? Is there such a thing as a floor pump with a pressure gauge on top of the main body, with only footrests protruding from the bottom?