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SKS Rennkompressor track pump - spares ?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by goo_mason, 21 Apr 2008.

  1. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Just ordered one of these after seeing it rated so highly in C+ and other places, and because 'you can get a spare for every single part of the pump so that you never need to buy a new one'.

    But... I've just been googling for spares and the most I can find is the odd site that sells rubber washers. So, have C+ been misleading their readers ? Anyone got one of these pumps and been able to locate the full range of spares ? I even tried the SKS website and there's nowhere there listing any spares either. :smile:
     
  2. OP
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    goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    So I'm guessing that this isn't a popular track pump around these parts...? :biggrin:
     
  3. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    My cheap and cheerful Zefal track pump has lasted me for 10 years without needing any replacement parts. The only excpetion is the little bronze adaptor thingy that screws onto the valve which has a habit of periodically disappering into the hidden recesses of my garage - but you can buy these at any LBS.

    What other parts are you expecting to have to replace?
     
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I daresay SKS could tell you where they can be obtained.

    I quite fancy a Rennkompressor, but they're devilish expensive.
     
  5. OP
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    goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    I'll email them. I just got curious after the reviews that all say 'you can get a replacement for every part' so that you never need to buy another pump. Then I looked and found a couple of washers available - and no spares listed on the SKS site !!

    Just seemed a bit strange !

    It was delivered yesterday when I was out and has gone to my local Post Office just along the road... where I can collect it from Friday onwards. Why do the PO do 24hr deliveries and then make you wait 72hrs to pick it up when you've not been in ? B)
     
  6. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    You're right Goo, I've seen the same claim bandied about a lot (but never thought to check it). I think Raleigh distribute SKS in the UK, but there's nothing on their site either.

    Incidentally, Bikebits are doing them for £31

    Wonder if I could sneak one past the missus...?
     
  7. OP
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    goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    I've no missus to sneak one past any more, so it's much easier :biggrin:

    I had to get a good track pump anyway as the £4 Tesco sale one I got 2 years ago (which has been great for the MTB tyres) struggles to get past 90psi. I was sitting on the handle with my full 15st 10 weight the other day and it just would NOT go down and squeeze any more air in to those skinny Kenda tyres !

    I'll let you know what I hear back from SKS to see if those grand claims made everywhere about spares are true or just a load of twaddle.
     
  8. spivvy

    spivvy New Member

    I have a renkompressor spares .pdf which I found on the sks website not too long ago. Let me know if you want it.
     
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    goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    That's be great, Spivvy. Can you attach files to a PM ? I tried to PM you but you've not allowed that in your profile.

    Cheers
     
  10. spivvy

    spivvy New Member

    I don't seem to be able to do that by PM and the file is too big for the cycle chat upload.
    If you'd like I'll send it to you via email.
     
  11. wav3ydave

    wav3ydave New Member

    call RJ Chicken and Sons, the UK distributors, on 01525 381347 - they can normally get hold of spares. Update: it turns out not *everything* is replaceable (the base return valve, for example), but most bits, including the gauge, piston, hose and head, are.