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Floor Pumps(20 posts)

Floor Pumpsppuff
Oct 2, 2002 12:02 PM
I'm a newbie and in search of a good floor pump. Any recommendations?
SILCA, the best by far. nmclimbo
Oct 2, 2002 12:09 PM
I have had mine for problems...charyne
Oct 2, 2002 2:24 PM
Topeak Joe Blow Series (nm)ColnagoFE
Oct 2, 2002 12:11 PM
Been very happy w/mine - no problems. Only cost $25 on sale!nmjtferraro
Oct 2, 2002 5:51 PM
Topeak Joe Blow Series warning...peter1
Oct 3, 2002 12:37 PM
Really like mine ($29.95 on sale) as far as ergonomics and power. Very stable, and I like the integrated presta/schrader valve. But I do note that one model (not mine, the Pro) was the subject of a recall because the cover of the gauge would shoot off in certain instances.

Just so you know...check out the Topeak web site for the recall.
re: Floor Pumpstrout_bum
Oct 2, 2002 12:17 PM
Just a got a Silca Pista- 34.99 from It pumps 110 psi pretty fast and it has classic Italian appeal. However please note the pressure gauge seems poor quality and is off by 10-15 psi.
Oct 2, 2002 1:24 PM
Does it have soul, panache, and a cool paintjob?
sure does!Iwannapodiumgirl
Oct 2, 2002 1:59 PM
and it is made of Columbus tubing!!!
which guage do you have?collinsc
Oct 2, 2002 2:28 PM
I have seen them with some varying setups, a white guage, a black one with super high pressure readings.

Which one is off, in what direction, and how can you tell?
which gaUge do you have?trout_bum
Oct 2, 2002 9:25 PM
Mine is a newer model. Rubber grip and wooden handle. Black plastic gauge up to 230 psi. Guage is off by minus 10-15 psi according to my Accu-Gage brand tire gauge. No problem though I just pump my 110 psi tires to 125 psi on Silca and they ride great.
re: Floor PumpsMorgan
Oct 2, 2002 2:59 PM
I like the Joe Blow that I have. I had a silica and did not really care for the valve fitting. Its a love it or hate it thing.
Oct 2, 2002 4:37 PM
Got mine in May 1980....put a coat of wax on it every 2 years; replaced the hose/head with Smarthead stuff; replaced gasket once; pumps to >220psi...looks teriffic and 'borrowers' generally comment on how easy and fast it pumps....never leaves the car.
re: Floor PumpsAkirasho
Oct 2, 2002 10:47 PM
Blackburn TP 4 or TP 5... the TP 4 can sometimes be found at a discount... especially at non cycling specific catalogs and sites such as REI and Campmor...

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re: Floor PumpsJoshua
Oct 3, 2002 4:19 AM
I often see topeak joe blow pumps at marshalls or tj max for around 15.00. You cannot go wrong with that pump especially at that price. I will be picking up another one soon.
I've got both the silca and joe blow...NPA
Oct 3, 2002 6:44 AM
and like them both. the joe blow i got at tj maxx for $10. it was missing some parts, e-mailed topeak and they sent them right out. the silca is great, but you may have to get used to the head; i had a few problems when it was new with valve stems tearing loose when i took it off. has gone away as the pump gets used more. if you goe with the joe blow i'd recommend the smarthead or the one with the thumb lever. mine has a twist-lock mechanism that is somewhat cumbersome.
Silca. No doubt!clintb
Oct 3, 2002 7:20 AM
I've had a Silca for about 14yrs and only had to replace the rubber seal once. I've looked at the Super Pista, but with my old one still working so good, I just can't justify replacing it.
re: Joe Blow ProGary M
Oct 3, 2002 8:07 AM
This topic came up last summer and after reading some recommendations for the Topeak Joe Blow Pro, I picked one up. It is a terrific pump- really easy to use and fast. My Silca now collects dust in a corner of the garage.

i'll add a joe blow w/gage recommendation NMcurtybirdychopper
Oct 3, 2002 9:52 AM
re: Floor Pumpsppuff
Oct 3, 2002 12:08 PM
Thanks for all of the input! This forum has really helped me get started.