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    replacement pump head

    The pump head on mine leaks as soon as I get pass 100 psi. It simply is worn out. I see they sell some nice replacement heads but I have no idea how they attach.
    Do I cut the existing hose and install?
    Does anyone know of a good pumphead that will last a long time?

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    I just bought one on ebay. Not sure how cheap it is for $1.00 from china. eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices

    There are different types. Some just push on. Some have a screw fitting that hold them on. Some you replace the entire hose, others just the head. You have to look at yours and see. Perhaps post a photo, or the make and model.

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    What kind of pump do you have now? some have a replaceable gasket, and that's probably the part that's worn on yours.

    Replacing a head is as you said: cut the end of the hose as close as possible to the old head, and install. You might need a hose clamp for a secure fit.

    I have a Blackburn pump that's probably 15 years old. The gasket was worn, and I emailed Blackburn to ask whether I could buy a part. They replied that that model was no longer made, but they sent me a whole new head -- no charge. So it's worth contacting the manufacturer.

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    I happen to like the Topeak Smarthead. Comes with a nice long hose and a collection of adapter doohickeys.
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    Silca

    Quote Originally Posted by PoorCyclist View Post
    The pump head on mine leaks as soon as I get pass 100 psi. It simply is worn out. I see they sell some nice replacement heads but I have no idea how they attach.
    Do I cut the existing hose and install?
    Does anyone know of a good pumphead that will last a long time?
    Get a Silca chuck, cut the hose to remove your old one, get a small hose clamp, and put the Silca head on there. Replacement grommets are cheap and readily available and the pump head will last FOREVER. Assuming we're talking Presta valves.

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    Another great trick is to simply unscrew the front part and put a small O ring in there. When you screw it back together, it compresses and tightens it all up. I've saved several pumps that way that will inflate to 150 lbs+ (no, I'm not using pressure that high).

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