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Prime Bicycle Floor Pump

Floor Pump

High Quality Construction

Timeless Design with Classic Cycling References

Built for the long run

Details

An instant classic, the Velowürks Prime floor pump blends modern functionality and convenience with Bauhaus design and tasteful, stylish touches from the golden age of cycling.

Hard anodized both inside and out for durability, the extra tall aluminum barrel puts less strain on your back while pumping and will inflate a 700c x 23 road tire to 100 psi in just 17 strokes. Track riders should note the 250 psi rating.

Long time cyclists are sure to recognize the stylish nods to classic components like the Italian bar and stem combo of the ergonomic handle and the campy QR pump head flip lever. Even the barrel top cap and rotating gauge bezel borrow their look from a classic headset lock ring.

Just as style was part of the design process, the Prime was created with durability, functionality and maintenance in mind. All pressure facing components are threaded, not pressed together for higher tolerance fit and longevity. The oversized plunger is hard anodized for long life and passes through the top cap where oversized bushings ensure smooth action and extra durability. The plunger itself is not an o-ring but rather a replaceable heavy duty industrial grade rubber gasket ensuring years of trouble free use before needing replacement. Extra long high pressure hose easily reaches bikes on work stands or racks and tucks away neatly on the integrated hose keeper hook and base retainer.

Bauhaus inspired bent rod base provides a stable three point stance to prevent the pump from tipping while protecting the oversized gauge from damage.

The beauty, functionality and durability of the Prime ensures it will become a prized part of your shop equipment now and for years to come.

  • Bauhaus inspired design with classic cycling touches
  • Extra tall barrel for efficient pumping to 250 psi
  • Wide, stable tripod base helps prevents tip overs
  • Classic handlebar and stem inspired ergonomic handle
  • Extra long high pressure hose with dual pump head and keeper
  • Oversized easy-to-read gauge
  • Steel and alloy construction for extra durability and long service life

Specs

BarrelTall, durable anodized aluminum inside and out    
BaseWide and stable, Bauhaus inspired, plated steel with rubber feet    
Capacity250psi / 18 BAR    
GaugeAnalog 3” oversized with rotating index point    
HandleTwo piece ergonomic aluminum   
HeadCast Schrader and Presta compatible dual head with investment cast QR lever and pressure adjust valve    
HoseExtra long high pressure hose with a red braided cover   
InternalDurable anodized finish and long wearing HNBR rubber plunger gasket   
OtherHose/head keeper   
PlungerOversized, polished and anodized, large diameter aluminum    
Part #VW-V001   

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Indy Floor Pump

Bicycle floor pump

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Quality Construction and Performance

Presta and Schrader Valve Compatible Bicycle Floor Pump 

Serviceable seals

Details

Tough, dependable and fully rebuildable, the Indy represents a great value in floor pumps. With category leading features like a tall steel barrel with replaceable internals the Indy quickly inflates tires up to 160 psi while the wide tripod base keeps things stable while pumping. Large, 2.5″ gauge for precise inflation and long, high pressure hose with dual head fits both Presta and Schrader valves without swapping out parts. Ergonomic handle fits comfortably in your hands and features an integrated hose keeper to store the hose when not in use.

  • Steel barrel with replaceable internals inflates to 160 psi
  • Wide, stable tripod base
  • Dual pump head fits both Presta and Schrader valves
  • Long high pressure hose with handle mounted keeper
  • Large 2.5″ easy-to-read gauge
  • Available in red and yellow

Specs

Barrel Steel
Base Triangulated, stable
Capacity 160psi / 11 BAR
Gauge Analog 2.5” oversized with rotating index point
Handle Ergonomic, engineering grade plastic
Head Dual head (Presta/Schrader)
Hose High pressure hose with a red braided cover
Internal Durable and serviceable, long lasting rubber plunger seal
Other Hose/head keeper
Part # VW-E001 (red) VW-E002 (yellow)

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Prime Floor Pump Review by The Racing Post

This Stuff Works: Velowurks: Prime Floor Pump

By TRP Staff

Perhaps the first thing one buys for their bicycle is a floor pump. The helmet, shoes, gloves, shorts and jersey is for you – the pump is for it. The first pump is usually one on sale. It works and you probably get the upgraded model with the gauge on it with numbers big enough to see while pumping. This one will last till the hose gives out, the “chuck” gets sloppy or it just dries up and starts leaking.

This time, you do it right. IF you’re going to do it right, do the Velowurks. It’s got everything design, function, quality and it just feels wonderful to use.

The functional features are easy to spot. The handle is anodized aluminum with the same color and feel as those Cinelli 64 bars you had two decades ago. It’s tall enough that you don’t have to crouch and it stands solid on three strong aluminum feet steadied and made floor friendly with rubber pads. The handle is attached to the plunger with the same mechanism that secured your Cinelli bars to the quill stem. It’s the same design as the famous Cinelli 1A. The gauge is big enough for a 60 year old man to read without cheaters and it’s calibrated in both psi and bars. The locking head documentation says it’s both Schrader and Presta but we’ll never know, will we? The real rubber hose is wrapped with woven fabric so as to prevent UV damage and the locking lever has the same nurling as Campy did, when the did that. It’s rated 250psi … or 18 bar … though we’ll never know if it makes it there, either. I’m sure it will fit my Tangente to anything they want to take.

It does not come with a “sports ball adapter.” This is a pump for bicycles and bicyclists. It has a name badge plate and it says it’s yours for life no problems.

By the way, it works and works well. For those of us who still have 4 or 6 Silca bodies stuffed away somewhere just in case frame pumps come back, this is an icon of another era. You’ll love it.

If you’ve just discovered your love of bicycles, you want this as well. It’s something you can give your son or daughter when they ride their first century or take first in the local crit – maybe your grandkids.

Many will tell you “Your bicycle is a tool”. That is to say it is simply a device through which you can do certain things. Stay healthy, divest yourself of stress, cover distances while enjoying adventure, lose calories or simply to go a bit faster than your buddy. But, we who love bicycles know that there is more than that. Bicycles are the communion of humankind. It is the engineering off a machine – the engine of which is you and it limited only by your focus, dedication and passion. Bicycles are functional art or dreams made of steel, aluminum, carbon fiber or titanium.

Whether you’re a “tool” bicyclists or an “Art” bicyclist – the Velowurks is your pump. At $129 MSRP, it’s a big pricey – But that’s really $ .12 a weekend for the next 20 years. I’m betting it will still inflate your tubulars to the exact right pressure then, as good as it does now.