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Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:03 am
by willmac
Birzman Maha Apogee III. I had lezyne before this and i like the birzman more. Chuck is relatively easy with only a couple of twists to engage and has a nice bleed down valve. Built like a tank also

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:03 am
by Weenie

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 12:26 pm
by 1415chris
Forgot to add, additional benefit of Lezyne CNC is its weight 1370g. Sometimes, when I don't have to count every kg, I put it into my bike box when traveling with bike.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 1:42 pm
by Wookski
Thanks for the feedback everyone- just ordered a SKS Rennkompressor and Kuwahara Hirame head. Wish me luck!

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:04 pm
by mattr
:)

I ended up with two rennkompressors by mistake.
Ordered one online (25% off), before it arrived i spotted one going at half price in a local warehouse type place.

Never got round to sending the extra one back. One lives in the workshop, one in the car. Both have been bomb proof.

They were bought to replace a silca i'd had 15+ years.

Still worked, just looked like It'd been well abused (it had)

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 3:16 pm
by itsacarr
I have to admit I'm a little confused if not sad to see all the negative Silca reviews here. I have a Silca decades old that still goes. I have wanted some of the newer ones if not for the accuracy but because I dig the machining. Having said that my frame pump is an old Blackburn that's been going for 7 years. I have yet to see any real negative reviews online on the new Silca stuff that I recall.

Having said that there certainly are plenty of good alternatives at least. The Birzman stuff is solid for sure.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:12 pm
by srshaw
Wookski wrote:
bm0p700f wrote:This pump is the only one that has ladted for me. Topeak joeblows on the otherhand fail all the time.

The super pista i buy though are no where near the price of the overpriced pumps on the web today.

So many ppl swear by the original Silca pumps, based on my experience (and my friends) these new ones pale in comparison. The only "new Silca" product that has worked flawlessly for me so far is the pocket impero mini pump- a wonderful product.



Mine from the mid 90s is still going strong. I bought it originally because it was the cheapest I could find, not like today's stuff.

Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:54 pm
by JKolmo
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Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:24 pm
by norcimmus
Serfas FMP-500 user here, I like the all metal body and braided hose.

velow├╝rks prime

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:36 pm
by jasonh
I'm using the Velowurks pump. it's a bit gimmicky, but works very well. better than joe blow.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:25 pm
by mattr
itsacarr wrote:I have to admit I'm a little confused if not sad to see all the negative Silca reviews here. I have a Silca decades old that still goes.
New Silca is most certainly not old Silca. AFAIK it's a high end branding exercise. My old silca was excellent, bought it in the early 90's. Abused it for 15 years, got the shiny new itch and replaced it. The Renn is better for tubeless and MTB size tyres, other than that, i reckon i could have got another 15 years out of the Silca.

itsacarr wrote:I have yet to see any real negative reviews online on the new Silca stuff that I recall.
You're seeing them here. And TBH, magazine reviews *usually* don't give the kit much abuse/use.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:54 pm
by AJS914
35 years old and it's only had 2 leather gaskets and one new hose.

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Sometimes I think about getting a modern pump.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:49 pm
by Gazelleer
SKS. Mine is at least 30 years old, nothing replaced except the pump head rubber every couple of years.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:38 am
by kulivontot
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the quality of pumps made 30 years ago have little to no bearing on pumps made today. Different materials, different markets, potentially different owners.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:18 am
by tnc1970
My Silca Superpista (Ultimate, no less...) failed after 15 months of use, leaking air at the gauge making impossible to inflate any tire. Always living in the basement: no car, no bashing around and burning rubber gaskets like crazy .
Not needed to say I'm utterly disappointed.

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:21 am
by AJS914
There's a recall: viewtopic.php?t=149018

Re: Silca SuperPista is a lemon: alternatives?

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:21 am
by Weenie