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Old 08-25-22, 12:27 AM
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Hacks for Silca pumps

Looking for a hack on silca pumps.

1, those lil blue rubbers for the feetÖ.all rotted off Iím sure. Anything outside the bike industry that someone has found for a decent replacement?

B, if I found a frame pump meant for a taller frame, and I cut it down an inch or two, how does one add threads to the new shorter interior?

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Old 08-25-22, 05:04 AM
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I had a number of old tools with bare handle surfaces. I wanted a plastic coat for them so bought the dip. Used it on the Campy "legs" on the head of the pump.
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Lowes or Home Depot has little plastic caps for the ends of wire shelving after it has been cut to length. The ones I have are about 6 mm. The come in bags of 100 or so, but aren't very expensive. They may have other sizes in the small parts drawers by the nuts and bolts.
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Originally Posted by Robvolz View Post
Looking for a hack on silca pumps.

1, those lil blue rubbers for the feet….all rotted off I’m sure. Anything outside the bike industry that someone has found for a decent replacement?

B, if I found a frame pump meant for a taller frame, and I cut it down an inch or two, how does one add threads to the new shorter interior?
You have to cut down inner shaft that is connected to the handle too.

Not for the faint of heart and you need mad skills to get it right.

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Had a very serious blow by blow for this, made my head spin trying to get onboard with it.

I just use a short piece of black tubing on the feet and let a little chrome peek out.

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yep as noted there are bolt end protectors sold in many hardware stores that are sized to fit the typical screws, there are often one color per size (10/24, 8/32 etc.) so "any color you want as long as it's black" or red or white but you might find some other colors in "electrical" fittings
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Old 08-25-22, 03:26 PM
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Posts #51 thru #54 on this thread show the process of shortening a Silca pump. I would find the closest to what you needed, otherwise the Silca logo will look way off-center.
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Old 08-25-22, 05:53 PM
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What size pump you want?
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I can't help with the shortening of the pump but this might work on the pump head.

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I use clear plastic oxygen tubing (or aquarium aerator tubing). It's more durable than plastic dip or screw thread protectors. A couple bucks will get you enough for dozens of pump heads.


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