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Floor Pump care?
#1
Hello,
I recently picked up a Bontrager Charger floor pump and have enjoyed using this pump to properly inflate my Presta valve tires/tubes. I also have a Schwinn floor pump that I use for most of my schrader tires/tubes.
My question is:
What do you guys use to lubricate the seal(s) and keep them working for a long time while keeping the tube(s) from rusting on the inside?? Grease??... Oil??.......
Thanks,
PJ
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#2
most pumps are good for life - definitely do not put oil or regular grease in them.
Nigel
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#3
(10-12-2013, 11:54 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  most pumps are good for life - definitely do not put oil or regular grease in them.
Old pumps either had a hole marked oil or unscrewed & you greased the felt seals. I think Nigel is right, new pumps with synthetic seals, I would check with the manufacturer first for sure. You might be safe with a little airgun (pellet rifles etc...) piston oil.
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#4
Spit on your fingers and rub it over the valve stem before attaching the pump head. DO NOT use any type of petrolium product.
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
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#5
Awesome !!...
Thanks Guys !!!...
I remember those old floor pumps, with the hole for oil and the felt seals that you greased, when I was a kid. I'm glad things have changed and I don't have to worry about that anymore...
Do have some airgun oil... just in case.
Thanks again,
PJ
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(10-13-2013, 08:42 PM)!TREK4ME! Wrote:  Do have some airgun oil... just in case.
Whatcha got, Beeman, RWS, Walther, Anshutz, Gamo, Daisy, Crossman, what?
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#7
I've had my Topeak Joeblow track pump for over 3 years now and still going strong with no maintenance.
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#8
(10-14-2013, 04:09 AM)1FJEF Wrote:  
(10-13-2013, 08:42 PM)!TREK4ME! Wrote:  Do have some airgun oil... just in case.
Whatcha got, Beeman, RWS, Walther, Anshutz, Gamo, Daisy, Crossman, what?

Have some RWS, Daisy and Crossman... Why??
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#9
(10-17-2013, 09:53 PM)!TREK4ME! Wrote:  
(10-14-2013, 04:09 AM)1FJEF Wrote:  
(10-13-2013, 08:42 PM)!TREK4ME! Wrote:  Do have some airgun oil... just in case.
Whatcha got, Beeman, RWS, Walther, Anshutz, Gamo, Daisy, Crossman, what?

Have some RWS, Daisy and Crossman... Why??

I figure if you actually have airgun oil you must have some nice stuff. I've had Crossman, RWS and a couple of Beeman pistols, P1 & Hurricane. Quality airguns are almost as fun as bikes.
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(10-18-2013, 02:34 AM)1FJEF Wrote:  
(10-17-2013, 09:53 PM)!TREK4ME! Wrote:  
(10-14-2013, 04:09 AM)1FJEF Wrote:  
(10-13-2013, 08:42 PM)!TREK4ME! Wrote:  Do have some airgun oil... just in case.
Whatcha got, Beeman, RWS, Walther, Anshutz, Gamo, Daisy, Crossman, what?

Have some RWS, Daisy and Crossman... Why??

I figure if you actually have airgun oil you must have some nice stuff. I've had Crossman, RWS and a couple of Beeman pistols, P1 & Hurricane. Quality airguns are almost as fun as bikes.

They sure are...
Thanks !!!
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