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Decent, durable floor pump?(6 posts)

Decent, durable floor pump?MLCrisis
Jun 23, 2003 6:25 AM
My ~15 yo Zefal floor pump just died. Does anyone have recommendations for a replacement that would be at least as durable? Is metal construction always preferable? I would put a premium on an accurate guage (does such a thing exist on a pump?). Any advice would be appreciated...thanks!
Silca track pump with the bell shaped presta head.dzrider
Jun 23, 2003 6:59 AM
Has survived 15 years in my house and bike tech work at charity rides. Small parts are replaceable and don't need frequent replacement.
I 2nd the Silca Track Pumprussw19
Jun 23, 2003 10:17 AM
I have had one for 15 years as my home pump and it still works as well as the day I bought it.

Another really good one is the new Park Pro pump. My shop uses one and it has held up very well so far. It's nice. If you can't find the Silca, get the Park, but I still like the Silca more.

Russ
Ditto: Silca track pump with the bell shaped presta head.brider
Jun 23, 2003 2:20 PM
The only pump I'll use. In over 20 years of riding, I've only had ONE problem, and it was fixed in 5 minutes.
re: Decent, durable floor pump?cycling6500
Jun 23, 2003 8:59 PM
I own a Topeak Twister. It's been with me for only 3 years but so far so good. Check out "Which floor pump is best for you?" in the July 1 issue of Velonews.
VeloNews Pump Reviewfracisco
Jun 24, 2003 11:08 AM
The new VeloNews (the one with Zanini on the cover winning the USPro) has a floor pump review. Their top choice was a new Specialized model for ~$55. You can see the Specialized pumps online.

The Silca did not get a great review.