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Old 07-09-13, 02:05 PM   #1
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Has anyone replace the "Chuck" on their floor pump?

I have a pretty-much-other-wise-okay PARK floor pump, the rubber in the Chuck has worn.
I feel there should be a way to replace this, is there? I guess I could chop it off and put a whole new chuck on there.. maybe... hmmm

Wish I could just replace the gasket inside there, like on the old Zefal's instead of the whole head!

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Old 07-09-13, 02:08 PM   #2
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they sell after market pump heads. I'm about to buy a Hirame Pump Head for my lezyne pump. I guess it would work w/other pumps too. I'm sure they make some that aren't as expensive as the hirame.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...rame-pump-head

This pump head is worth every penny.
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The rubber gasket inside the pump head does wear out over time. They usually sell the hose and head together as one unit. $10 -$15. You could replace with original Park parts or just go to your LBS as they will probably have several universal styles that will work as well.
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Go to Park and get just the parts you need.

http://www.parktool.com/category/floor-pumps
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Have been happy with a Topeak Smarthead and hose kit which I bought for my favourite Specicalized pump. I would expect Park sells the rubber gromit you need though - they're pretty good like that.
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I replaced my pump head last summer. Took about 5 minutes and saved me from having to replace the entire pump.
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Quick Response from Park by email:

"Hello
Thank you for using our products and your inquiry.
We only offer dual heads with both Presta and Schrader...#1096K $7.80 + shipping #1081K $4.80 + shipping.
You may order these by calling the number below with a CC.
As for finding a Presta only head, we welcome to visit your local bike shop and ask them which companies offer this type of head.
Thanks again,
M"


Pretty good news!

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Have been happy with a Topeak Smarthead and hose kit which I bought for my favourite Specicalized pump. I would expect Park sells the rubber gromit you need though - they're pretty good like that.
Don't get too happy with your Smarthead - they last about a year before they break! I've gone through 3 in 2 years. They especially don't like threaded valve shafts!
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You can get an aftermarket pump head to replace what you have. Many pumps, like the Silca Superpista have readily available replacement parts. I'd highly recommend the slip-on style (as opposed to lever-twist style) chucks and use smooth valve stem tubes. SO easy to use and they last forever.
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