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Old 06-26-22, 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by icemilkcoffee
As luck would have it, the nut holding the leather gasket fell off today and I had to take apart my $10 Silca pump. In the process of taking it apart, I notice that the black plastic piece on top has one of the 2 threaded holes stripped out. The screw is just barely hanging on.
And guess what, that is the one part that Silca doesn't sell. They'll sell you the generic nut and washer for $9, but they won't sell you the plastic cap held on by two tiny self tapping screws.
Dammit. I assume it's not this one as you mentioned it has threaded holes: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/37304152...AAAOSw3BFcnbml

The image links are broken, but there's a description of someone making one here: Need Silca Pista part
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Originally Posted by francophile
Holy zombie thread resurrection, newbie!
It is a topic worthy of resurrection.
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In addition to the frame pump, I have two Silca mini pumps, the Tattico for road and Gravelero for off road. Tattico works fine with big tires, but all the fine machining fills with dust. Gravelero is smooth and bigger so the right tool for the job. I got the Hiro head as well which is way better than the standard brass chuck, but the tool of choice for inflation before a ride is currently the Ryobyi Inflator and Hiro head.
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Old 11-20-23, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by poprad
Good question. Their site implies a "Made in USA" ethos but falls short of declaring it is:

Silca story
one has to track the ownership.

way back if one wanted USA made, sought out a Hite pump.
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