Friday, December 13, 2013
The Rebirth of Silca Pumps
" the company earned its stature with innovation, including the first pump with a gasket (made of leather) that allowed high pressures, the first floor pump with a gauge, the first lightweight frame pump (initially made with a cellulose barrel) and the first valved Co2 inflator. Modern cyclists who appreciate classy gear now prefer wooden handles on their floor pumps. But in the post-World War 2 era, Silca's now-familiar plastic handle, with its two grooves for looping the hose, was on the bleeding edge of material technology."
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