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    What is THE BEST floor pump if money is no object?

    I have a Serfas floor pump that has served me very well for the past 2 years, but it is beginning its downhill trip to the crapper. Needless to say, I want to replace it with something very very good. Money is no object here, so I want something as good as it gets. No compressor suggestions please

    Although I do say money is no object, I don't necessarily want to waste money unnecessarily either
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    There's some top secret German pump (SKS ) I think that's like $100, nobody carries it, they're hard to get, and everybody says it's the Holy Grail of Pumps. I think it has links to the V2 Rocket Project of the early 1940's and Werner Von Braun.

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    I have the Topeak Joe Blow Pro. I just replaced a 15 year old Topeak Joe Blow Deluxe that I gave to my son. There was no reason to really replace it other than the fact he needed a pump and I decided to get myself a new one since I know I will be using mine more. I have also had Silca pumps but overall like the Topeaks better. The Pro is a very solid pump with some neat little features and a nice wide base that lets it stand on its own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    There's some top secret German pump (SKS ) I think that's like $100, nobody carries it, they're hard to get, and everybody says it's the Holy Grail of Pumps. I think it has links to the V2 Rocket Project of the early 1940's and Werner Von Braun.
    That would be the Rennkompressor:

    http://www.sks-germany.com/sks.php?l...t&i=2191753745

    I don't know about the new one (see link) but I bought one a few years ago in the UK and got thoroughly pissed off with it. The original pump head was practically unusable, so I purchased an updated one. That was fine for about 5 uses, before the rubber seal that compresses around the valve disintegrated. I could not get spares and had to improvise an insert with thick rubber vacuum tubing.

    When I came to the US, I bought a floor pump for $19.99. The pump head is far superior in operation and durability.

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    Over the years I've had numerous floor pumps, been somewhat of a sucker for floor pump tech

    One by one they all developed an issue(s) and parts got hard to get. The only pump that hasnt is my trusty OLD Silca floor pump(s). The one I have now has to be 15+ years old. I pulled it out of mothballs a few months ago after not using it for many years...greased the leather washer, dusted it off and she works like a charm. I'm replacing the hose and pump head to the new Silca Shraeder/presta head and I think she'll give me 15+ more years..

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    I bought a $40 pump that runs off of my 'power take off' in my car, (just love that term, same as a cancer stick lighter) and delivers 210 psi, like I would need more than 55 psi. I use it before I ride, I don't take my bike somewhere then ride, unless it's in the outer realm.

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    The Specialized Air Tool Pro is the best I've used so far.

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    I have the cheapest Topeak Joe Blow, I think the sport. Got it on ebay for around $25 and it has served me well for the past 2 1/2 years with no apparent end in sight.
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    I don't know if it is the best, but it works very well for me. no problems.
    When I bought it, it was on sale for $59 two months ago.

    http://www.amazon.com/Rennkompressor.../dp/B000X5YJ3Q

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soil_Sampler View Post
    I don't know if it is the best, but it works very well for me. no problems.
    When I bought it, it was on sale for $59 two months ago.

    http://www.amazon.com/Rennkompressor.../dp/B000X5YJ3Q
    /Thread. You can take everyone's opinion for 2 cents. SKS Rennkompressor line is the best pump you can buy.

    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I think that's like $100, nobody carries it, they're hard to get, and everybody says it's the Holy Grail of Pumps.
    That's the problem, for $100, there are better things to buy.

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    silca track pump, lasts a life time

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    Blackburn Air Tower 5.. the carbon model if you want all the bling.

    Although the new Joe Blow 3 stage pump looks pretty spiffy, I have to admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo. View Post
    The Specialized Air Tool Pro is the best I've used so far.
    I agree. I've tried so many and this one clearly is the best. Joe Blow is ok and probably my second choice. The only advantage to Silca is they are easy to rebuild. But it's just a pump. Throw it away when it doesn't work any longer
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    I have the Topeak Joe Blow Pro, it was $50, best floor pump I've had. Regularly use it to pump my race wheels up to 160 lbs. No problem.

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    silca. the older ones are better (with the steel base).

    i'm suprised there isnt some kind of brand with a model that uses a carbon tube and titanium shaft and stuff... someone would buy into it...
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    Zefal husky

    I have the Zefal Husky, which is a rebranded Rennkompressor (or was when I bought it, and it still looks pretty much the same aside from the feet). Cost around $50. I have been using it heavily since 1993 and I have had to replace 1 rubber gasket in the presta head, 1 time. Cost a dollar for the part.

    Pros: No real problems in 15 years, still gets to 120psi no fuss. Heavy, all steel, reliable. Nice wood handle.

    Con: Easy to tip over even with the feet folded down, and the presta head is kind of junky- a gasketed chuck you slide over the valve, like a slip on presta-shraeder adapter. otoh, no moving parts in the head and it's held up pretty well (that was the gasket I had to replace).

    Still, the best floor pump I've had, though I have not needed very many.
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    I have 2 Silca floor pumps. One is 32 years old, and the new one is 10 years old. The older one works fine it just got so ugly from many years of use. They are made from Columbus frame tubing, painted an odd orange color, have leather gaskets, and just work great. Every decade of so you need to replace the rubber insert in the chuck, as it gets a liitle loose from use....

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    I like Blackburns.

    Had one die after many years of use - called Blackburn, brand new pump free of charge 1 week later.

    Good enough for me.

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    Silca fitted with their 40.0 presta head

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    Interesting, the SKS routine for finding shops that sell the Rennkompressor lists three shops that still exist, one I have never heard of, and two that are gone.

    This floor pump is designed for low volume, high pressure tires, reaching over 200 PSI. If I were a race mechanic for a team that could not afford a motorized compressor I'd consider one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo. View Post
    The Specialized Air Tool Pro is the best I've used so far.
    +2

    Bought mine in haste at a LBS before a ride and have been very happy.
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    only Silca Super Pista Floor Pump

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    What is causing you to ditch the Serfas pump? Is the rubber seal finally dead? If so, you can just order another head unit from Serfas for $5. I ordered two and they also threw in a couple extra rubber seals.

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