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ichthos
10-05-2010, 11:12 PM
I just recieved an original tire pump I bought on UK Ebay today. Fairly good condition, and works OK, but would work much better if I had a replacement leather cup washer. Anyone know of a place that might sell these?
Kevin

Guest
10-05-2010, 11:13 PM
I say make one. Might be easier to use an air compressor. :wink:

Pythias
10-06-2010, 12:15 AM
Try an fashioned hardware store and look in the plumbing section. They often have those leather cup washers to fix faucets. Maybe there's something there that will fit.... If it's just OLD, not torn, soak it oil and give it a try first.

ichthos
10-06-2010, 08:24 AM
The pump had bicycle bearing grease in there. I rubbed a little on the cup itself and it seemed to work ok after. I just figured that after 50 years it might work a little better with a new leather cup. Unfortunately where I live, the little hardware stores have all been forced out of business by the big guys. I will check out the local hardware stores and bicycle shops too. Thanks, Kevin

jlaird
10-06-2010, 09:32 AM
Wow, saw that on eBay. Grats. Nice catch.

Healeysince59
10-06-2010, 09:42 AM
One of our local Ace hardware stores had them in their garden department. They are used in garden sprayer pumps. Let me know the size and I'll see if they still have them the next time I'm in there.

Marv J

ichthos
10-06-2010, 12:56 PM
That is really nice of you Marv. Let me take a look at my stores first and then I may be asking for your help. Would I give the size of the tube for the correct size leather cup? Obviously the fit has to be tight to work. I have to push in the leather cup a little when I put it back together.
Kevin

Healeysince59
10-06-2010, 05:44 PM
I was at Ace this afternoon and they still have them. They are in inch sizes and a pretty good selection. I'm going to measure an old tyre pump that I have and pick up a couple for myself.

Marv J

ichthos
10-06-2010, 07:14 PM
I measured the inside of the tube, and it is 1 5/32". Do they have anything close to this? I checked one hardware, and they didn't have anything.
Kevin

Healeysince59
10-06-2010, 10:03 PM
I'll check them out - probably some time this weekend.

Marv J

Healeysince59
10-08-2010, 10:38 AM
Kevin
They come in 1/8" increments. This is 1 1/8' and I think it would work for you. My pump measures 1 5/16" so I got an 1 1/4" and after I soaked it in neatsfoot oil, it works great. PM your mailing address and I'll send it to you.

Marv J

ichthos
10-18-2010, 08:40 PM
Thanks for the parts, Marv. It was so nice of you to go out of your way to help someone you don't even know. More work on the tire pump, but I think the leather cup will work perfectly.
Kevin

JPSmit
11-07-2010, 07:35 PM
Not sure how you ended up with all this Kevin, but, got this link off a yahoo group today

https://www.base-camp.co.uk/Cups%20.htm

ichthos
11-08-2010, 01:50 AM
Jp, I am not sure of the company name. Is the company called Base camp?

JPSmit
11-08-2010, 08:01 AM
yup - they sell camping stuff.

here is their home page

https://www.base-camp.co.uk/

and their contact info..

https://www.base-camp.co.uk/Contactu.htm