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Old 05-17-19, 08:23 PM
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Sometimes it's the little things...

I've had a Serfas floor pump for years now, and of course the gasket in the head was worn out. It wouldn't hold on certain stems, and would always leak as I pumped. I just replaced the head with a new Park one and its like having a new pump. It grabs, it doesn't leak, it takes many fewer strokes, and when I release it, it pops right off without loosing any air.
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Old 05-17-19, 10:00 PM
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The funny thing is, the two pumps may very well use the same gasket, especially if it's the one that looks like this:
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Old 05-18-19, 05:00 AM
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yea, it's one of those. I just popped off the old one and put in the new Park head. These are pretty common. The problem with them is you can't easily just replace the presta gasket.
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Old 05-18-19, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
The problem with them is you can't easily just replace the presta gasket.
Funny you should mention it. I recently wrote up a ifixit guide on how to replace that gasket since I had the same problem.
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Old 05-18-19, 03:22 PM
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Never thought it would possible to get it out, but now I see you can. Where were you a week ago? For $7 the whole head was an easy fix in any case.
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