[CR]Need Silca help

(Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer)

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: <marcus.e.helman@gm.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 10:13:51 -0400
Subject: [CR]Need Silca help

I just installed a new leather washer on an old Silca frame pump. Thanks to Paulie Davis for the washer. I smeared it with olive oil, a new one for me, since I had always used grease before, and installed it. The pump has the nice metal Campagnolo head. When I cover the hole in the head (the pump head, not my head) with my thumb, and draw the plunger back, no air comes in. If I let the plunger go, it slides back toward the pump body.

What should I do? Please do not advise me to ditch the Silca in favor of a Zefal. I want to get this one working.

Marcus Helman
Warren, MI