At 9/12/2005 10:13 AM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>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.
Sounds like you have the washer in backwards.