Great Quality But a Learning Curve
From the moment you get this pump in hand it’s obvious that its quality has no match among other, truly inferior hand pumps. The all-metal construction with leather gaskets makes all the difference. You can feel it.
That said, I did manage to snap a valve extender for my tubes because getting the proper hand position is a little tricky even when the valve is at the 12 o’clock position. My recommendation is to stabilize the chuck by cupping your hand around it to prevent it from yanking on the valve extenders.
I’ve not had any issues inflating tubes that do NOT require valve extenders. So, just something to keep in mind if you do get caught out on the road having to fix a flat that has valve extenders.
This pump accompanies me on each and every ride because I trust its craftsmanship and its ability to perform! I’d purchase this pump all over again but thanks to Silca’s superior production quality, I suspect I’ll never have to!