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The little plastic lever to tighten the o-ring broke on my floor pump. It's probably fifteen years old. The model is a Pyramid Pro. The broken bit is highlighted in red.

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There's nothing else wrong with it and it seems silly to toss the whole thing over so small a problem. Is it supposed to be easy to replace the head on cheapo pumps like this? I cannot easily figure out how any of the pieces are supposed to come apart. Neither end of the hose screws apart. There's a large allen key hole that I think allows for dismantling the whole lower plastic housing, but it's not obvious to me that the hose is in any sense replaceable.

I assume the answer is I'm just being stupid cheap and need to a buy a new pump. Just checking first.

  • Nevermind, the head does come unscrewed. I had to use pliers to get enough leverage. I see plenty of replacement heads. – rjt_jr Oct 7 '15 at 1:28
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    I had virtually the identical failure on my pump about 18 months back. I found an exact replacement hose assembly on the web, and the price was not terribly high. Google finds (on Amazon) a replacement for the Pyramid Pro hose assembly quite easily, and the price looks good. (Besides, the hose assemblies are likely interchangeable.) – Daniel R Hicks Oct 7 '15 at 3:01
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Slica makes a very nice presta pump head (below), the cost in the US is around $35. For that it ought to work well – and it does. The connection is a Schrader (car tire) thread and it is a pain to find a hose barb with that thread. What I did was to cut off the end of the hose and then use the threads on the pump head as a hose barb. I put a hose clamp on it and it holds just fine.

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  • That does look nice but a new really nice SKS pump is $55, so $36 for just the head seems like a lot. – rjt_jr Oct 7 '15 at 1:31
  • And that is a prime symptom of our throw-away society. People don't by the part cos its expensive, so fewer are made/stocked which makes them expensive. – Criggie Oct 7 '15 at 2:13
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    Well I found generic replacement heads for ~$8 on Amazon, so I was commenting more specifically on the price of this one metal piece. – rjt_jr Oct 7 '15 at 2:15

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