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Silca pump heads(2 posts)

Silca pump headsDougSloan
Mar 27, 2003 9:41 AM
I want to thank whoever a while back made the comment about making Silca pump heads work by wiggling them back a little to sort of lock them on the stem. I had tried Silca before, but they always popped off when the pressure went up.

I have 4 perfectly good floor pumps, but all the heads when bad; with 3 of the Topeaks, they all either broke the levers off or an internal gasket broke and leaked air. I replaced them with Silca heads, and they work fine, now that I tried the wiggle technique. I even find the Silca head works for a 180 psi tubular, which I never thought it would.

So, thanks again.

Doug
Gasket lifeMR_GRUMPY
Mar 27, 2003 11:40 AM
The rubber gasket in the head lasts 12-18 months, but costs only $2 to replace. The head leaks when the gasket is shot. Try to get tubes with smooth stems.