Originally designed in the 1950's when the Bianchi-Pirelli team requested a pump that could fit under the rear seat of the Fiat team car, the Pista pump quickly became an icon of professional team cars and mechanic workstations at 6-Day track events around the world. The compact form of the pump, and ability to lay completely flat, allow the pump to take up minimal space in a trunk, duffel bag, or larger tool kit, making it a true icon of the sport amongst the cycling cognoscenti.
In 2017, we took all of the qualities of the original Pista and introduced a re-engineered, limited-edition version of the pump with the iconic Molteni orange barrel to celebrate 100 years in business. These modern orange pumps were initially meant to be a limited-release product to celebrate our heritage, but the positive response and demand for the product has continued. As we’re now in our second century of making high-performance pumps, we’re pleased to make Pista part of our permanent floor pump line-up and will offer it in a modern red livery moving forward.
The Pista Floor Pump is ready to use when removed from the package. If you would like to learn more about features, functions and maintenance of the Pista Floor Pump, please visit the SILCA resource center.
It’s a fine pump, good looks, nice feel. The standard chuck, though, can be frustrating to use, not going on or coming off crisply. That diminishes the satisfaction considerably. I bit the bullet and bought a Hiro chuck to replace the standard one. BIG improvement , a much much better tool. I’d recommend that Silca offer the Hiro as an option on the pump instead of the standard.
Great Service all around!
Everest thing got very well except for an unexpected custom tax quite expensive. Regards
Bought a new one, still have my old one of 25-30+ years (I lost track of the acquisition date.) The new one has the feel of a precision intrument, BUT...I don't like the red dial, harder to read than the old. Loses one star...
Plastic piston part snapped in half after 35+ years. Should have been a steel part! Printed a replacement part on my 3D printer. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4624496 Or, perhaps I should have replaced the plastic piston with a nut and thick washer?