Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

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wilwil
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by wilwil

Bontrager Supercharger is by far the best pump I've used/owned. Birzman the worst because the chuck just doesn't stay on.

BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

The simple answer to this is the following:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O ... UTF8&psc=1

and this

https://www.efficientvelo.com/product/p ... -inflator/

I haven't used a floor pump in fifteen years!

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2old4this
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by 2old4this

BdaGhisallo wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:46 pm
The simple answer to this is the following:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O ... UTF8&psc=1

and this

https://www.efficientvelo.com/product/p ... -inflator/

I haven't used a floor pump in fifteen years!
I've been using the porter cable for a while too (with sks head).

What do you guys think about Silca Hiro as a replacement head?

glepore
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by glepore

2old4this wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:32 pm

I've been using the porter cable for a while too (with sks head).

What do you guys think about Silca Hiro as a replacement head?
The Hiro is a nice piece, however for around $30 Arundel now makes a very nice similar chuck. The only negative is it won't work with disc wheels, if you're a tt guy. Its available at Clever Training and other spots.
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2old4this
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by 2old4this

Just ordered one, direct from Arundel. Though, it looks like it's been discontinued. At least, the other sites say so...

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by dgasmd

BdaGhisallo wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:46 pm
The simple answer to this is the following:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O ... UTF8&psc=1

and this

https://www.efficientvelo.com/product/p ... -inflator/
Love WW overkill at its best :thumbup: :thumbup: :beerchug:

I have up on buying a pump that lasts forever a long time ago. It is a mechanical instrument, and as such, it will fail at some point. I now buy the cheapest and functional one that will get met 140 PSI regardless of brand. Have a Silca chuck here that I have in a very old Serfas pump, which so far has been my longest lasting and cheapest pump. Works great until the seal needs replacing, which seems to be a slow process.

I am tempted to get that compressor, if anything for the overkill factor at home to pump 10-20 psi/tire 3x/week!!
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glepore
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by glepore

KCNC does a similar one as well. The Arundel has a schrader male thread where it mates to the hose-you can buy a female schrader to hose barb connector at a number of places (prestaflate makes one) for cheap. I ended up just sticking the Arundel head in the schrader hole in my existing chuck and using it that way for now with a floor pump. On a compressor set up you could buy a cheap harbor freight automotive inflator and cuck the arundel into that. I have one set up like that as well.
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by XCProMD

Ah, the good old compressor severed from a broken fridge


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2old4this
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by 2old4this

glepore wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:58 pm
On a compressor set up you could buy a cheap harbor freight automotive inflator and cuck the arundel into that. I have one set up like that as well.
Good God! Are you talking about the ones you can plug into the cigarette lighter? Cause I did that one as well (well I had to buy a cigarette lighter female housing, which I've connected to an old PC power supply in the garage, and built a housing for the whole thing. And then decided a 300W power supply in a wooden box is not a good idea. And on and on and on. Yep that is an obsession...)

The damn harbor freight compressors last only a few months. After the third one, I switched to porter cable. Now need a new project....

glepore
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by glepore

No, I meant just the actual valve with the pistol grip that you chuck into an airline. Poor man's prestaflate.
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by jfranci3

Question for everyone -
I just got a new head for my Lenzye pump. The head does not fit in the built-in holder. Is there an solution to hold the hose in place? I can't find the small part anywhere.

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nickf
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by nickf

Bontrager Super Charger floor pump. All metal construction. Replacable inner guts. Unless I run it over with my car i dont ever foresee it giving me problems.

kode54
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by kode54

anyone use Nitrogen using www.prestacycle.com tank and inflator?

just curious about Nitrogen versus pump like the Porter Cable compressor.
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kode54
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by kode54

does this compressor pump air in a road tire to 100psi?

the specs states 90psi.
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:46 pm
The simple answer to this is the following:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O ... UTF8&psc=1

and this

https://www.efficientvelo.com/product/p ... -inflator/

I haven't used a floor pump in fifteen years!
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9150 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Guru Praemio R Titanium + DA9150 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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by jfranci3

You'd be waiting AGES for that air compressor to get to 90psi+. I had an HF one that was similar. I put it out on the curb. No one even picked it up. You'd be better off with a Ryobi or Milwaukee infiltrator.
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