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  • I've got a bonty one too. Does the job.

  • joe-blow double head FTW

  • Blackburn's come with a liftime warranty - if it does tits up/wear out!

  • i've got one of these and it's brilliant it'll do 180psi easy, i've never tried to get over that out of it though.

    http://www.aktive8.com/p/PUSH/Bike-Pumps­/Intellihead-Energy-V2-Alloy-track-Pump-­Gauge/PUP01N.html

  • Sorry, where are my manners? First post without sayng hello.

    Hello!

  • I've a Renn Kompressor and like it although not 100% happy with the connection. The tube is long and heavy and the valve has to be set absolutely vertically, or the connection bends with gravity and spills air at 120psi.

  • i had a joe blow - did 100psi and 120+ if needed, then I sold it to a mate and bought a Rennkompressor, the orange one. the Renn is a fine pump a bit easier up to 120psi than the JoeBlow but the Renn's metal connector is a real pain compared to the easy Joe connector with the built in lever. the Renn's is a car valve connector with a fiddly presta adaptor on a chain - looks cool but is annoying to use. I'm looking out for a spare Renn connector with a lever similar to the joe Blow, anyone know if thats available?

  • I got a Renn and don't like the head at all but an easy upgrade looks like just cutting the old head off and sticking a Silca brass head one. One of the pumps at Herne Hill had this mod and it was bombproof. 150 PSI on my clinchers and the head stayed locked on the valve even though only a push-on type.

    SJS do them for £6.99

  • Edinburgh bike do this, had it 2 years.
    http://snipurl.com/b5p9f
    good value & easy & not a problem. Accommodates Presta/Schrader with no fuss.

    +1

    Copes easily with 145psi for my little tiny Veloflexes, cheap, reliable for the past three years or so.

  • For the sake of digging up old threads... anyone out there know if the CNC shiny Lezyne pump is any better than the steel one, or is it pure aesthetic value? I used what I think was the steel one at Look Mum No Hands Earlier and liked it more than any track pumps I've used to date. Anyone have any thoughts?

  • I'm bumping my own question as, with hindsight, late night on a bank hol mon might not have been the best time to ask! So Lezyne CNC v Steel - any thoughts?

  • what about those tiny ones you pull up on? i want one off them
    If its one of these they are superb . Bit noisy and the hose could do with being a bit longer to be perfect but pumps to 120 with no extra effort as you increase the air. http://www.cyclaire.co.uk/index.php/vmch­k/Cyclaire-Pumps/Cyclaire-Plus.html

    My blackburn trackpump struggles over a 100 and gets harder to pump.

  • I'm bumping my own question as, with hindsight, late night on a bank hol mon might not have been the best time to ask! So Lezyne CNC v Steel - any thoughts?

    hi andy, so it seems like there's the steel, the alloy and the cnc models. i'm sure all pressure bearing parts will have been machined in order to fit seals so the cnc moniker is 99% marketing. of course the tube may have been cnc skimmed for roundness..
    the steel will generate up to 160psig apparently, the alloy 220psig; both have flip head chucks.

  • I've got one of these in my house, it's a great pump for the money, lasted 4 bikes for over 3 years...

    http://www.cycleworld.co.uk/product/1632­7/Bontrager_Charger_Track_Pump

  • Im looking to buy a Silca Pista track pump..

    Not the Silca Super Pista.

    No where seems to sell it. Anyone know of anywhere that stocks in in london... or even on the net..

    Yes i have looked... yes i have used the search..

    Cheers

    Charlie

  • Tautology

  • I have the super pista and I was very disappointed in it. the head that came with it had a really cheap rubber washer and air leaked all the time out of it unless you angled it just right. I ended up getting a cheap plastic blackburn head for £2 and that works amazing.

    I would recommend getting the SKS RennKompressor instead. just m2c

    is this what you are looking for?
    SJS
    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/silca-pista-f­loor-pump-prod23388/?src=froogle

    or this other model

    http://www.parker-international.co.uk/12­567/Silca-Top-Gauge-Track-Pump.html?refe­rrer=froogle&utm_source=google&utm_mediu­m=froogle&utm_campaign=pid12567

  • Yeah, i weird that parkers have the super pista for cheaper than the pista on that site no where seems to sell the regular pista...

    Ill have a look at that 40 quid though.. i was kinda thinking 30 quid was alot.. but a investment

  • I've got a Rennkompressor and i usually have to get someone else to hold head on or move the pump away so it gets head into a position were air doesn't gush out! complete pain in the ass, but i put up with it for 3 years! might do that mod someone mentioned.

  • i've got a joe blow (yellow/black) and it does the job but I liked my old specialized airtool better. The spesh has a better lever system for locking onto your valve, you need to brace when you flip the lever on the joe blow otherwise it puts heaps of strain on the valve. My mate just got a lezyne, looks awesome and the screw-on chuck is really nice. pricey though.

  • i've got a joe blow (yellow/black) and it does the job

    ditto

  • Had a Silka for nearly 20 years. Replaced the innards of the head once for about £2 the lot - re-greased the guts about twice, and it's still going strong.

  • My Rennkompressor (actually the TP1, before its name was changed) is squeaky now.
    Which grease is the best and cheapest to remedy the squeaks?

  • My Rennkompressor (actually the TP1, before its name was changed) is squeaky now.
    Which grease is the best and cheapest to remedy the squeaks?

    Elbow?

    Seriously though - maybe Brass instrument valve oil or similar would be suitable?

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