SILCA 731 Leather Piston Gasket (formerly 73.1) - SILCA
SILCA 731 Leather Piston Gasket (formerly 73.1) - SILCA

SILCA 731 Leather Piston Gasket (formerly 73.1)

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 71 reviews

The heart and soul of SILCA. The 731 washer is the same washer used in all Pista pumps for 60 plus years, and is crafted from the same leather as Italian handbags and sports car interiors.

• Fits 28mm internal diameter SILCA
pumps
• Made from finest full grain leather
• Produced by hand on the same equipment continuously since 1960
• 2.50mm thick leather
• Hand-crafted in Milan, Italy

Limited Warranty

SILCA LIMITED WARRANTY 

Parts covered by SILCA Limited Warranty are considered to be subject to wear through normal use or are consumable subject to degradation through the course of their daily use.  SILCA guarantees the life of these items to be at least 2 years from the date of original purchase.

    Since the 1960's all SILCA leather gaskets have come from the same leather converting house in the fashion district of Milan, Italy.  For more than 5 decades the same supplier has cut these washers from the excess material left over from the production of exotic handbags, Italian luxury cars interiors, and high-fashion luggage.  A small press is used to trim and pressure-form these leather washers into durable pressure gaskets.

    From a purely functional standpoint, inexpensive o-rings are most commonly used in this application, but no o-ring can match the smooth feel and zero-stiction action of a leather gasket.  It is common today to find SILCA leather gasket pumps throughout the professional peloton (especially during the spring classics) as o-ring seal pumps struggle with heat and often are unable to seal once the pump barrel is hot from inflating more than a few wheels.

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    71 Reviews
    Reviewed by John S.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    What a difference!

    I was considering ordering a new pump. A complete cleaning, including the valve. The right lubricant. A new chunk and piston seal and we are back to full operation and performance.

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    Reviewed by Kristin H.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Easy to Install, Even after a Glass of Champagne

    The Silca floor pump I bought in 2001 is working again thanks to this replacement gasket and instructions from the Silca Youtube video. And yes, I drank a glass of champagne before starting the repair! It was that easy. Cheers!

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    Reviewed by Andrew C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Replaced old leather gasket in 1990s Pista

    Made the pump work like new again!

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    Reviewed by MATTHEW F.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Super Pista

    Soak it in the fancy oil and put more oil in the tube and it pumps like new again.

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    Reviewed by michael L.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5
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    Gasket (731) Replacement

    Watched both Silca videos, and easily made a successful replacement, using the oil & saturating the gasket, then installing.

    The video tips were very helpful, and pump is working like new. Appreciated the quick & great customer service.

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