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Old 07-03-03, 10:13 PM   #1
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My Silca "Super Pista" came!

Just got home from work today and found my pump waiting for me on the porch. I was very impressed with the workmanship and design, especially the fact that you don't loose any air pressure as a result of removing the nozzle (a fault in every other pump I've tried).

Only problem is that I have a very hard time removing the nozzle without smashing my hands on the spokes.

How do I get the nozzle off easier once I'm done pumping? If I lube the valve with tons of lubricant, will the nozzle slide off when I'm pumping?
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Old 07-03-03, 10:28 PM   #2
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Are your spokes crossed over the valve hole?
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Old 07-03-03, 10:42 PM   #3
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No, the spokes aren't crossed there. I just have to yank really hard to get the valve off, so my hand flies back pretty far and I end up hitting something.
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I've had the same problem with my Silca. I think I'll end up getting a Wrench Force pump - bigger base, gauge is mounted higher, head fits both valves, etc.
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