I still use my "classic" Raleigh Rampar (1976) steel floor pump! The Silca I used cracked a long time ago, but the Raleigh pump still works great. I had to replace the leather liner once to improve the air pressure, but that was 10 years ago and it still puts out 110 psi.
Regards, Steve Neago "Wishing for warmer weather here in Cincinnati, OH"
<email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 5:38 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Silca floor pump vs. modern wonder
> Theres also SKS..........Not sure on the model but the best one the pressure
> in inclosed in a heavy duty rubber boot!.........Hoses are readly available
> as like all
> the small parts. Long steel barrell with a real wooden handle and it also
> comes with
> a wall mounting bracket!.............I think they are still made in Gemany.
> Baron Corpuz..............and the gang!.........Holland!.......Now looking
> at the Euro!!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: feldman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Daniel Artley <email@example.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
> Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 3:08 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Silca floor pump vs. modern wonder
> > Speaking as someone who used to handle warranty returns for a large bike
> > store...............there are three kinds of floor pumps; Silca, Medai,
> > crummy ones that break all the time.
> > David "Now that I have my own business I don't have to stock T--- or
> > exploding floor pumps"Feldman
> > Vancouver, WA
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Daniel Artley" <email@example.com>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2002 5:49 AM
> > Subject: Re: [CR]Silca floor pump vs. modern wonder
> > I too am hopelessly caught up in the past. My "modern" pump is the Silca
> > Max, the taller one with the Oak handle and that teeney pressure gauge at
> > the bottom. My pump of choice is an "Ecocyclery" hite pump I bought for
> > new PX-10 in 1968, also with an oak handle. Its even taller than the
> > Max, and with the 2-1/2" pressure gauge mounted a couple inches up the
> > and held in place with duct tape that I got at an industrial supply house
> > the early '70's, its easy to watch the pressure creep up with a familiar
> > accuracy to the half pound. When the garage Peugeot dealer went out of
> > business I bought his entire stock of no name pump chuck inserts. I'm
> > finally on its last one and will soon have to find another chuck I can get
> > parts for.
> > Happy New Year all, Dan Artley
> > Parkton, Maryland, where its been starting out in the single digits all
> > week. Brrrrrrrrh!
> > >>> "garth libre" <firstname.lastname@example.org> 01/01/02 07:06PM >>>
> > Some women do seem to have trouble pumping tires up to high pressure using
> > my old trusty Silca floor pump (not sufficient weight or force or
> > something). For Christmas my beloved Marta received a high dollar
> > TP-5 floor pump. For some time we had been going to various bike shops
> > trying out floor pumps to see if she could find one that she could easily
> > get to 110 or 120 lbs. Nothing was much different then the Silca we have
> > home, or even as good.
> > RB cycles on South Dixie had some monstrous aluminum thing called a TP-5
> > Blackburn. Bingo! She was instantly able to pump up her presta tire to 150
> > lbs, and she only stopped because at the gleeful rate she was going she
> > going to collapse the rim or blow the tire off! No one even sells this
> > because of the high price. It bears no resemblance to a Blackburn TP-4 or
> > TP-3 or any other floor pump I have ever seen and everything about it
> > innovation, amazing ease of use and engineering perfection. I have used it
> > for about a week now, but I find myself strangely drawn back to the naked
> > simplicity of my old Silca. Does this mean that I am hopelessly lost in
> > classic limbo? I love my 60's electrolux vacuum cleaner, Pentax P1000
> > camera, tube audio amplifier, beach home restored to 1951 splendor, and dt
> > shifter bikes.
> > Garth Libre in Surfside Fl (my cat Peppercorn got diarrhea from the loud
> > fireworks show that the town of Surfside put on last night- poor boy)