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Can my pump be fixed?(6 posts)

Can my pump be fixed?Joe Blow don't blow no more
Oct 1, 2001 9:20 AM
I loaned my pump out at a ride this weekend to someone who was trying to put 160 psi in their tires. Something happened, and now the pump leaks and doesn't work.

Think it can be repaired or replaced under warranty? It's a Topeak Joe Blow, and it's about 2 years old.
Oct 1, 2001 11:11 AM
not familiar with that pump, so not sure. can you unscrew or otherwise remove the shaft to get at the internal gasket? if so, massage some grease into the gasket, see if that fixes it. if the pump head unscrews, try putting some plumber's tape on the threads if it's leaking there. otherwise, if it was mine, I'd take it apart and see what's going on in there and probably figure out a way to fix it.
it's toast. trashcan it and buy a new one (nm)Rusty McNasty
Oct 1, 2001 11:27 AM
Oct 1, 2001 12:24 PM
wrap hose around neck of your buddy and start screaming "you owe me a new pump" over and over... soon you will have a new pump. you can practice on McNasty
Oct 1, 2001 1:19 PM
It's pretty easy as long as they didn't give it to their kid to play with in the sand box.

Typical deal is that people tear up the gasket that seals around the valve stem. Two classic mistakes: one trying to stuff a schreader valve stem with it setup for presta; second, stuffing a presta valve stem into the pump setup for schraeder. The first case will tear the little rubber gasket to shreds, the second will knock the little finger off the inside and make it so you can't inflate schraeder valves. In any even they make little rebuild kits to fix all of your pump woes for just a few $.

It's a lot less likely that there's really anything wrong with the cylinder seals or the valves in the main body.
Joe dont blow he sucks!!!!!!!!Big Chubby
Oct 1, 2001 6:00 PM
I had the same problem with the same pump!!! It over heats the check valve in the pump and melts the neopream seals at that kind of pressures. I toasted mine pumping up tubulars to 160 psi. Send it back and buy a Silca Super Pista it is basic all brass where it counts and can pump up over 200 psi with no problems and you can by parts for it. Will be the last pump you buy unless someone takes it from you.