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Advice re: Silca super pista floor pump

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Old 07-24-09, 11:41 AM
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Advice re: Silca super pista floor pump

After going through 2 other well known floor pumps I finally broke down and bought a Silca Super Pista with an all brass Pista chuck. It works great except the gauge does not return to 0 psi after pumping - goes down to 40 psi. There is no bleed valve if I'm correct - no instructions except on-line and not too good at that. Anyone have any insight into this minor problem. I spoke with the vendor and I can send it back but don't want to if there isn't a real problem. Like I said it really worked well.
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Old 07-24-09, 11:47 AM
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how did you "go through" 2 other pumps? i have had the same P.O.S. $20 pump for years and it hasn't broken.
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Old 07-24-09, 12:45 PM
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so you wanna know how I went through 2 pumps

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how did you "go through" 2 other pumps? i have had the same P.O.S. $20 pump for years and it hasn't broken.
it was very easy! They were real crap. Kept breaking at pump head!
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I went through a couple cheap pumps in a year. The flippy guy would break or stop functioning or it would just blow a seal. Hey, that reminds me of a joke…
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Old 07-24-09, 04:02 PM
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take the guage appart, underneath the dial you will see a funny shaped brass pressure tube (bourdon tube) and a gear mechanism...you should be able to figure it out...I did this about 20 years ago....just don't recall what I did
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take the guage appart, underneath the dial you will see a funny shaped brass pressure tube (bourdon tube) and a gear mechanism...you should be able to figure it out...I did this about 20 years ago....just don't recall what I did
Thank you - will operate on pump tonight!
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