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My Joe Blow is leaking(8 posts)

My Joe Blow is leakinginnergel
Dec 17, 2003 11:38 AM
In the last week or so, my Topeak Joe Blow pump has started leaking badly. It appears that it's coming from the head. It's so bad, I can't get the pressure up at all in any kind of tire. I have broken down the dual-sided head thing and cleaned and reset all the gaskets, but this didn't work.

From the reviews of this pump on mtbr.com, this leaky head problem is not uncommon. Any suggestions on how I can fix this or should I just go get a new pump? The Joe Blow is at least two years old, so it should not be ready for the trash yet.
that just sounds wrongWoof the dog
Dec 17, 2003 1:16 PM
you can order the whole head part from the catalog for probbly 15 - 20 bucks thru your shop. they even give you little metal collar thingie to connect your new part's shlong with the pump's shlong.

hehe

Woof
that just sounds wrong ... agreedinnergel
Dec 17, 2003 2:34 PM
This pump should not break down after a little over two years. I talked to my lbs and they have replacement heads in stock, so I'll go pick one up. But having to replace this is almost enough to get me to buy a new one.

And please keep any metal collars and parts away from my shlong :-p
Especially considering your screen name "Inner Gel" yuk nmpitt83
Dec 18, 2003 11:17 AM
innergel <--- contemplating a screen name change (nm)innergel
Dec 19, 2003 8:16 AM
Fixing your Blow?Marcus75
Dec 18, 2003 12:06 PM
IF the replacement part is $10-$15, might as well get a new pump. Floor pumps go as little as $20 for a good one w/ gauge.

But if you like the "blow action" of your Blow, then get the replacement part.
re: My Joe Blow is leaking- updateinnergel
Dec 19, 2003 8:15 AM
I emailed Topeak customer service and they said they are sending me out replacement parts free of charge. Hopefully they stick to their word and the parts get here quickly. My tires are getting low. I'm having to borrow a pump off my riding partners.

I'll post another update when/if the parts arrive.
re: My Joe Blow is leaking- updatedavidcuttler
Dec 19, 2003 9:09 PM
Topeak is a great company when it comes to customer service. I damaged the chain braker on one of those combo tools using it as a shop tool. I called them, explained my situation along with the fact that I didn't consider it a warrenty claim. They replaced the broken part free of charge and also gave me a few of the sliding allen adapers with the O-ring free too. It all came first class mail.

I had one of the Joe Blow frame pumps which failed after a few months due to one of my sons being ham fisted with it. After taking it apart, I found a broken plastic part. I took it back to performance Bike where I exchanged it for a Joe Blow Pro which was on sale. It cost me a whole $5.00 to get a pump with a head that works on both presta & schrader valves through the same hole. This is a wonderful pump!

Like I said - A good company.