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Old 06-21-12, 03:06 PM
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Good Floor Pumps

Can anyone recommend a good <$60 floor pump? Nothing fancy, just something that’ll last. (other then ToPeak)

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Something that will last? I bought my Silca floor pump in 1980; still going strong. I had to replace the leather gasket a couple times and replace the rubber in the head 4 or 5 times. Only works for presta valves though.
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Second the Silca. Mines newer. I bought it in '93.
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I snagged an old Meidai pump at a thrift store. Restored it, new leather washer and pressure gauge. All told, less than $25.
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Like those?
https://www.amazon.com/Silca-Pista-Fl...keywords=Silca

What's the deal with the large end fitting???
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Originally Posted by GMM
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https://www.amazon.com/Silca-Pista-Fl...keywords=Silca

What's the deal with the large end fitting???
If you're referring to the head or hose end. It's a brass push-on head for Presta valves, that uses the pressure in the line to keep it on, rather than a thumblock. Most versions are convertable to SV, but IMO they're not as nice for SV as a thumblock is. But for PV they're great.
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I'm having good luck with a Lezyne Steel Floor Drive.
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Blackburn Air Tower 4. Lifetime warranty I think. I had a gauge to bad, they sent me a whole new pump. I like the gauge up high.

https://www.amazon.com/Blackburn-AirT...burn+air+tower
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I've had many, many years use out of cheap-o $25 pumps from Nashbar, Performance and Park Tool. Unless you think 15+ years is not durable enough.

My philosophy is don't over think a floor pump. Just go to your favorite online or local seller and buy one that you like and can afford.
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Originally Posted by doctor j
I'm having good luck with a Lezyne Steel Floor Drive.
x 2

Hard to beat unless the OP doesn't care for the screw on valve connector, personally I like that about the unit.
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So far, this has been good to me..........


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Maybe slightly off-topic, but I love my Black & Decker AirStation. 160LBS MAX pressure, 200LBS accurate guage with auto shut-off, and runs on either AC 110v or DC 12v. I replaced the stock head with one from an old pump that had a dual PV/SV, and it works great. I move this from my garage to my car and I never manually pump my tires and the air pressure is extremely consistent with the auto-shutoff.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-DECKER...0285%26ps%3D54

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Thanks guys,
We settled on a $45 Silca we found on sale. Hope it's as good as it looks
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