WHERE TO REPLACE A VINTAGE FLOOR PUMP?
June 6, 2005
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About five years ago, I purchased
a fantastic floor tire pump for bikes, the Diamondback AirMax
Handler Pro. It cost me over $50 at the time.
Its has truly been a fantastic pump
. . . till my kids got a hold of it. They have bikes and
constantly pump up their tires. Curiosity got the better
of them, and they took apart the assembly that connects
the pump hose to the tire, and probably lost a piece or
Any idea where I can get this assembly
(new or used) without having to pay for a whole new pump?
I've searched the Web high and low for a used pump, or any
sign of an address to contact the manufacturer. (I understand
its also sold under the name "Avenir"a
Any help you could provide would
be greatly appreciatedand you would definitely be
listed in my contacts as "Dr. Bike" instead of
only "Mr. Bike." Thanks!
Thanks. But would I have to start
paying malpractice insurance?
Looks to me like neither Diamondback
nor Avenir sells your pump any more, which makes getting
parts tough. I found a couple of merchants wholl likely
wanna sell you a complete replacement. But you can ask about
The on-line distributor Bicycle
Buys advertises an AirMax pump. And Skates on Haight has something they call the Handler Floor
Pro Pump. Before ordering from either of these, you should contact
them to make sure their product matches what you want.
To buy, sell, and search for stuff
among fellow bikers, turn to what people used to call a
Usenet group: rec.bicycles.marketplace,
a venerable bulletin-board system that you can now access
via the Web. Another option: E-classifieds, a younger but oft-frequented set of classified
listings for bike accessories.
Hope your kids retain their inquisitiveness
(and bicycling inclinations) into their adulthood. Meanwhile,
I suggest you get them their own pump and keep yours out