Blackburn Pump repair kits

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tb
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Blackburn Pump repair kits

Postby tb » 3 Jun 2008, 10:18pm

Got a puncture the other day and my trusty & old frame pump was'nt able to produce enough puff to inflate the rear tyre.
It's just worn out and there's no compression. No great surprise as it must have inflated many tyres over several years.

SJS cycles sell a repair kit for less than £5.

Anyone have any experience of these kits, do they fix an old pump or should I just buy a new pump ?

thanks,

Tony

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Postby PW » 3 Jun 2008, 10:27pm

A Zefal HPX will do the job better and last for years, a few quid well spent.....
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Blackburn Pump

Postby roger » 3 Jun 2008, 10:35pm

Blackburn have a lifetime guarantee.

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Postby thirdcrank » 3 Jun 2008, 10:37pm

tb

The Blackburn kits are only for Blackburn pumps. When you say 'trusty and old frame pump' does that mean it is not a Blackburn? If so, all you may be looking for is a leather washer as in the very last item in the SJSC pumps spares section on page 6 at 99p. Unless things have changed down there, the SJSC postal charge would make it pretty uneconomic to buy just this from there.

It's the sort of thing that once-upon-a-time you could have bought in any bike shop. In fact, if it has got a leather washer, it may just have dried out. A dab of vaseline may well do the trick.

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Postby BlueMeldon » 3 Jun 2008, 11:26pm

Got a kit for my BlackBurn Airstix... less than £5 if I remember correctly.
Didn't even need all the bits, just the press-on seal between pump & valve.
worth every penny..
Sold a bike to make space - still no extra space - the other bike must have got fatter !