However, it recently occurred to me that the trusty track pump is regularly grabbed, has its famous 2 minutes and then is put away until the next ride.
My pump is a Bontrager Charger and I recently gave it a first annual service. Well that’s partly right as I’ve had it for a decade and never serviced it, but from now on it’ll be an annual task.
My tyre inflating had become noisy and was generating too much heat. After a few weeks of good intentions I eventually got around to sorting it.
As set out below, almost needlessly, it’s an incredibly easy task.
- Remove the screws. My pump has 2 allen bolts and one screw which need to be removed.
- Pull the pump apart, put some grease on the seal and put it back together.
If you’ve not serviced your pump
recently ever, I’d recommend it!