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Old 09-15-15, 08:45 AM
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Silca Pump Question

I have a Silca Pista floor pump that I bought in the 80's. It has a brass dual valve head with a black rubber gasket which looks a bit worn. Inside the head, there was a brass washer type thing with a little tit on it. When you were pumping up a tire with a Shrader valve, the little tit depressed the valve stem. The tit broke off years ago and I can't pump up tires with Shrader valves with the pump anymore (no big deal because I have a Specialized Air Tool that I can use). I see that you can buy two different types of red gaskets for Silca pumps now. Does anyone know if I can stick either of those gaskets in my head or should I just spend the money on a new head assembly? I was hoping maybe someone here has the same pump head as I do and replaced the gasket with one of the new ones.

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Old 09-15-15, 08:54 AM
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If you're talking about the rubber gasket it's usually Shrader on one side and you turn it over for Presta...
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............ Does anyone know if I can stick either of those gaskets in my head or should I just spend the money on a new head assembly? I was hoping maybe someone here has the same pump head as I do and replaced the gasket with one of the new ones.

Bruce
Silca replacement parts sold here.
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll order one and see how it goes.
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Old 09-16-15, 08:08 AM
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my Silca Pista, is P/V only , I have a P/V>S/V adapter (Silca made that too)..
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FWIW the Super Pista that I purchased in late 2003 early 2004 came with a built-in schrader adaptor clamped to the hose along with a screw-in presta adaptor, both made of brass.
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