Silca 731 Leather Washer

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Formerly 73.1

Since 1917 all Silca pumps have used steam pressure-formed leather cup washers to achieve high pressures. The 731 is the classic 28mm diameter washer used on pumps produced between 1917 and 2008. Since the 1960's all Silca leather washers have come from the same leather converting house in the fashion district of Milan, Italy. For more than 5 decades the same supplier has cut these washers from the excess material left over from the production of exotic handbags, Italian luxury cars interiors, and high-fashion luggage. A small press is used to hand cut and then pressure form these washers from pieces of leather otherwise sent to the trash.

From a purely functional standpoint, inexpensive o-rings are most commonly used in this application, but no o-ring can match the smooth feel and zero-stiction action of a leather gasket. It is common today to find Silca leather gasket pumps throughout the professional peloton (especially during the spring classics) as o-ring seal pumps struggle with heat and often are unable to seal once the pump barrel is hot from inflating more than a few wheels.

- Fits 28mm internal diameter Pista and Super Pista pumps (Pre-2008)
- Made from finest quality full grain leather
- Produced by hand on the same equipment continuously since 1960
- Updated from 2.25 to 2.50mm thick leather for improved durability
- Hand crafted in Milan, Italy
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Questions & Answers (1) Q & A
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Product Reviews (3)
Overall Product Rating 5 / 5
Expensive but works well
By Neil Davenport
29 Jan 2021
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ProsOld pump works like new again
Very expensive for essentially a bit of leather but it has brought new life to a much loved and old pump.
Works perfectly
By Mountain goat
31 May 2018
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsSeriously overpriced
ProsWorks well
Works perfectly in my 25 year old pump.
Needs to be softened before using.
Seriously overpriced but cheaper than a new pump.
OEM replacement
By Anonymous
24 Nov 2017
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Does what it says on the tin
Questions & Answers (1)
I have a 1930s dunlop brass hand pump the washer is worn out
24 Sep 2020
I need a new cup washer
Im afraid this part is only designed for Silca Pumps and we cannot confirm if this part will work for your pump.