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Old 08-04-22, 08:43 PM
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Vintage bike pump

Picked this up as an extra in a bike tools deal. It's old and heavy, and the seal is dried out or at least not pushing air. I can't read the label. Any guesses as to the make and if it's worth anything? Thanks.



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Old 08-05-22, 05:46 AM
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Not worth anything if it can't pump up tires! 230psi!?
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Old 08-05-22, 03:07 PM
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looks like it may be a Schieffer-Klut (SKS brand) from Germany

these were frequently private labelled, even VAR sold them


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Old 08-05-22, 04:38 PM
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Any good old school hardware store should have a box of replacement leathers for one of those pumps. My local store has to hut for the box when I go into the store but there is always one of the leather parts I'm looking for. I may have to learn to mold the leather into a cup for some of the ones that come in that cannot be sourced by my hardware store. Look around some of the family owned hardware stores in your area. Smiles, MH
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Old 08-06-22, 09:16 AM
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Nice pump, if you were nearby, I'd give you $25 for it
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Check that Gauge for accuracy when you can...
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Old 08-06-22, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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looks like it may be a Schieffer-Klut (SKS brand) from Germany

these were frequently private labelled, even VAR sold them
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Thanks, doesn't sound too special.

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Any good old school hardware store should have a box of replacement leathers for one of those pumps. My local store has to hut for the box when I go into the store but there is always one of the leather parts I'm looking for. I may have to learn to mold the leather into a cup for some of the ones that come in that cannot be sourced by my hardware store. Look around some of the family owned hardware stores in your area. Smiles, MH
Yup. I think that's what it needs. It was easy to unscrew the top and pull out the plunger. Is there any way to rejuvenate the old one?

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Nice pump, if you were nearby, I'd give you $25 for it
Bummer, haha, but thanks anyway.
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Use a light oil on the leather and give it some time to soak into the leather. After about a day you should be able to massage the leather a bit and flare the ends back out away from the plunger. Another light coat of oil and a bit more soaking in, and you should be able to get some use out of the pump. Regular re-oiling should keep the leather compliant. HTH, Smiles, MH
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Try oiling the plunger inside. That silver cap at the top of the red shaft might unscrew.
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Old 08-06-22, 05:08 PM
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SDHawk,
Use a light oil on the leather and give it some time to soak into the leather. After about a day you should be able to massage the leather a bit and flare the ends back out away from the plunger. Another light coat of oil and a bit more soaking in, and you should be able to get some use out of the pump. Regular re-oiling should keep the leather compliant. HTH, Smiles, MH
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Try oiling the plunger inside. That silver cap at the top of the red shaft might unscrew.
Thanks a lot, I'll give it shot. Cap unscrewed easily, and the leather looks to be in decent shape and not dry/brittle.
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Old 08-08-22, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Check that Gauge for accuracy when you can...
No need to check. It's already nearly 25 psi off the peg...it's not accurate.
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Old 08-08-22, 10:57 AM
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That looks like an old timey version of my made in France Lezyne tire pump.
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Old 08-17-22, 10:23 AM
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Maybe a Silca leather washer would work in that
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Old 08-17-22, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by SJX426 View Post
230psi!?

Sounds nuts , but people used to try to get tubular track tires up to 180 psi or so regularly, -- sounds like a serious arm workout to me though
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Old 08-17-22, 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by J_Chickles View Post
Sounds nuts , but people used to try to get tubular track tires up to 180 psi or so regularly, -- sounds like a serious arm workout to me though
Not really nuts I have run all the tires on bikes slightly over pressure for years to carry the load of me 200lb give or take and the 20lb load pack cargo . As for the pump put some heavy weight oil in it and it it should start working fine these old stand up style pumps were made to use 90 weight half don't work because they were never oiled, which was considered dealer user set up.

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Old 08-18-22, 05:29 PM
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And the gauge was meant to be most accurate at about 115 anyway.
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