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Old 04-26-20, 12:42 PM
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Floor Pump Made in USA

I saw this question had been asked years ago, times change. Does anyone know if there are any floor pumps Made in the USA? Please, don't ask why, isn't it obvious? Thank you!
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Old 04-26-20, 12:52 PM
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Google will clear this up in about three clicks.
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I saw this question had been asked years ago, times change. Does anyone know if there are any floor pumps Made in the USA? Please, don't ask why, isn't it obvious? Thank you!
Shortly after the brand was purchased and began operating out of Indianapolis, Silca claimed Made in the USA, using parts from the US, Italy and Taiwan. Not sure if that's still the case. If they're half as good as they used to be, they're really good. I've had mine since 1996.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
Shortly after the brand was purchased and began operating out of Indianapolis, Silca claimed Made in the USA, using parts from the US, Italy and Taiwan. Not sure if that's still the case. If they're half as good as they used to be, they're really good. I've had mine since 1996.

Thank you Lester. I was considering on calling them to get clarification. Are you familiar the Malker pump? It is a mini pump and thought it might be a good temporary sub and if works with my bike, more permanent carry on. This is not an easy hunt but considering the pandemic, I am doing everything I can to avoid buying from China when possible. I hope people do the same worldwide to send a message that they need to play by the rules or suffer economically.
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What is Google?
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That Silca pump is $460.00 + change . I'll just make do with my old Nashbar for now.
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Originally Posted by Buzzito View Post
Thank you Lester. I was considering on calling them to get clarification. Are you familiar the Malker pump? It is a mini pump and thought it might be a good temporary sub and if works with my bike, more permanent carry on. This is not an easy hunt but considering the pandemic, I am doing everything I can to avoid buying from China when possible. I hope people do the same worldwide to send a message that they need to play by the rules or suffer economically.
Good luck with that 👍

China owns us haha!
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That Silca pump is $460.00 + change . I'll just make do with my old Nashbar for now.
They have floor pumps starting at $99.
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There is a great tour video below on Slica manufacturing in Indiana. Worth the watch!

I have some of their tools,. which are great, but no pump, but next pump I get will likely be a Silca.

https://bikerumor.com/2019/06/06/sil...-so-many-ways/
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Originally Posted by Olefeller77 View Post
That Silca pump is $460.00 + change . I'll just make do with my old Nashbar for now.
They have $99 and $149 options as well.

I have the 1996 Pista, equivalent to the current $99 one. I found the handle awkward feeling at first, but now I like it better than the big handle one. The pista is a bit easier to throw in the car also.

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Originally Posted by Tacoenthusiast View Post
Good luck with that 👍

China owns us haha!

So we do nothing? I don't think so. If you are effected by the imbalance in trade, you gotta do something. Now is a great time to start.
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
They have floor pumps starting at $99.
I saw that Lester. Might be the one.
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Originally Posted by Buzzito View Post
I saw that Lester. Might be the one.
The cheaper Silca pumps are not of the same quality. Don't waste your money. I bought an SKS that is made in Germany for about $145.


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I saw that Lester. Might be the one.
Not Lester.
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I just bought LEZYNE CNC DIGITAL DRIVE floor pumps for $130.00
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The answer is no for both questions!
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Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
They have floor pumps starting at $99.
I still have my old red one made of Columbus tubing since the late 1970s. Nver misses a puff and Silca still has rebuild parts. Try that with Chinese items or even any Shimano small parts after 5 years.
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$99, $149, $130...?

A couple years ago I was traveling and needed a floor pump in a pinch..ended up buying a schwinn pump from target for $17, presta, schraeder, with a dial gauge..it actually works very well. I see they are up to $20 now.

choose your battles I guess..
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