Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the February Giveaway for a Chance to Win 2x METRO Hybrid Bikes


Joe Blow No Blow
#1
I have had a Topeak Joe Blow Pro pump for close to five years. I have considered it the best bicycle pump I ever owned. It has done me very well over these five years.

Now, however, it has developed a problem. I began noticing that once the pump was attached it failed to completely seal, that is, there was the sound of air escaping until I started pumping, but the pumping pressure easily overcame the back pressure and it wasn't a serious problem. Now, however, it has gotten worse and the back pressure cannot be overcome even while pumping. Basically, it just lets all the air out of the tube.

Can this be fixed? Are there some replacement parts available? I'd hate to have to throw this pump away.
  Reply
#2
The rubber washer that seals around the tyre valve is probably worn. Spare parts are available:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=20211
  Reply
#3
(06-20-2010, 02:52 PM)xerxes Wrote:  The rubber washer that seals around the tyre valve is probably worn. Spare parts are available:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=20211

THANKS! Is this a Topeak-distributed item and does it have a part number? I'd like to look for it in the US, since I imagine shipping from the UK would be prohibitive.
  Reply
#4
I'd try and drop Topeak a mail. Some companies even send spares that cost them essentially (well, close to) nothing for free (e.g. Sigma)
  Reply


Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Please help! Identifying this ol' gal.
Today 12:53 AM
New Wheel Question
Yesterday 10:21 PM
1990 Specialized Rockhopper How to Fluff...
02-26-2024 10:07 PM
Flat Repair Tools
02-26-2024 03:49 PM
How to keep your bicycle safe?
02-26-2024 03:31 AM
Top 3 Bibshorts in terms of value
02-26-2024 03:07 AM
Why do spokes break?
02-25-2024 10:35 PM
New Wheel Question
02-25-2024 10:32 PM
Hello to all. I a just introducing mysel...
02-25-2024 10:29 PM
Chain sits on top of chainring when shif...
02-25-2024 10:16 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. GirishH
25 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
23 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
15 posts
no avatar 4. meamoantonio
14 posts
no avatar 5. Jesper
14 posts