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Model Focus – Silca – Merlin Cycles Weblog


A popularity constructed round one stable, reliable product can final a very long time. I acquired a Silca observe pump for Christmas in 1987, Silca had been making pumps for 70 years in 1987. It was orange and it did its job effectively. It’s nonetheless doing its job effectively. I’ve unscrewed the stable brass chuck to switch the rubber seal washer a number of instances, nevertheless it stored working simply nice.

Carry on Pumpin’

So, being an ordinary ‘tight-Yorkshireman’ in an age when an increasing number of stuff appears to be ‘throw-away’ after a comparatively quick life, I’ll all the time consider Silca merchandise as a classy, long-term funding.

Quick ahead to 2022 and searching by way of the merchandise made by Silca right now, the identical high quality is clear. Nonetheless, the corporate has modified massively because it was began by Felice Sacchi close to Milan, Italy. In 2013, Silca had been owned by the identical household for 96 years, till Felice’s grandson Claudio offered the corporate. In 2014 Silca opened up its worldwide operations from its new house in Indianapolis, USA.

Regardless of transferring continents, in all of the necessary methods, Silca is simply the identical. A part of the continuity little doubt comes from the truth that the brand new proprietor, former Zipp Technical Director, Josh Poertner, was an enormous Silca fan, lengthy earlier than he purchased the corporate. The usage of the most effective supplies and basic design, continues to set Silca other than different manufacturers.

Silca flooring pumps vary from the entry-level Pista flooring pump, to the Tremendous Pista Final Hiro Version. Try our full Silca Flooring pump vary right here;

Beautiful Lube

It’s simple to consider Silca as an organization that’s all about magnificence and magnificence. Nonetheless, Silca chain lube and Wax merchandise are 100% efficiency focussed. Silca Sizzling Soften Wax & Tremendous Secret lube has some fairly spectacular claims assigned to them. Within the bike business, you get used to listening to some fairly ‘on the market’ efficiency claims. BUT!, these claims appear very correct having just lately seen a freinds chain performing completely with apparently zero indicators of damage after 10000 kilometres using on gravel tracks…

Trendy Equipment

Silca’s vary of merchandise are various. In addition to practical pump and tyre associated objects, Silca manufacture different basic jewel-like merchandise for the style-conscious bike owner. Listed here are a few of our favourites;

Silca HX1 House & Journey Important Equipment
Silca T Ratchet Equipment + Ti Torque
Silca Italian Military Knife

See our full vary of Silca merchandise right here.

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