Kickstand Pump does quadruple duty

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The Kickstand Pump, folded up and serving as a tail light(Credit: Leeman)

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When most of us think of a cycling multi-tool, we picture something that goes in a jersey pocket or saddle pack. Seoul-based company Leeman, however, is looking at things a little differently. Its Kickstand Pump mounts on the bike, and serves not only as a kickstand and pump, but also a tire lever and tail light.

The aluminum alloy tire lever is flat-fork-shaped, allowing it to be snugged up between the bike's rear dropout and quick release lever (assuming there is one). Because the lever pivots relative to the rest of the tool, it's able to stay in place when the tool is flipped up for riding or flipped down for kickstand use.

When needed as a pump, the tool is released from the bike simply by pulling the quick release open. A foot stand can then be folded out from the bottom and an included hose run from the pump to the tire's valve stem (Presta or Schrader), allowing the tool to be used as a 120-psi (8.3-bar) mini floor pump.

And yes, it has a red flashing LED on the end, which can be used as a tail light – albeit one that sits rather low – when the tool is on the bike and flipped up.

The Kickstand Pump weighs in at 196 grams (6.9 oz). According to Leeman, that's less than the combined weight of a separate kickstand, pump, tire lever and tail light. It's currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, where a pledge of US$45 will get you one – when and if it reaches production.

Source: Kickstarter

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