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Silca Impero Ultimate Frame Pump


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A wealth of modern US engineering talent has gone into the head gasket. A 2-stage seal provides the necessary grip without a lever chuck and brass smaller parts ensure a lifetime of reliability.

Fitting within the frame is key for any frame pump. Four sizes ensure a good start and FlexWing Silicone bumpers on the head and handle cater for 25mm to 64mm tubing diameters. A further silicone bumper on the main barrel removes vibrations, rattle or noise and also protects your bike's paintwork. This additional bumper doubles as a compression lock to keep the pump in place.

In the 1920s, Silca introduced the Impero frame pump. At a time when professional racing was an unsupported pastime, this was a revolution in roadside inflation. Within a few seasons, 80% of the pro peloton had an Impero on their frame. In fact, the Impero was the most widely used frame pump worldwide for most of the following century thanks to Silca's category leading innovation.

The Silca Impero Ultimate is the modern incarnation of this classic, merging the full aluminium construction of the original pump with high-tech techniques and materials. Durability is key for the Impero Ultimate - after all it will be called on when a ride doesn't go to plan, and a puncture hits. Alcoa Aluminium, hand-machined in Indianapolis, is at the core of this pump, and it is Silca's original Milan supplier that still provides the leather for the Piston - custom made since 1947.

Silca Impero Ultimate Frame Pump

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In Detail
  • 4 sizes for perfect fit
  • Alcoa aluminium
  • Leather insert for piston washer
  • 2 stage seal for grip
  • Small parts made from brass for longevity
  • FlexWing bumpers
  • 25mm to 64mm tubing diameter compatible
  • Modern incarnation of the famous Impero frame pump
  • Impero used by 80% of pros in 20s, 30s, 40s when racing was unsupported
  • Every part is handbuilt or assembled
  • Touches of Silca's heritage including leather from Milan
  • Silicon bumpers eradicated rattle, vibration and noise
  • 25 year hard parts guarantee
  • Most parts are replaceable or serviceable
Sizing (Internal top tube length)
  • Small - 44-47cm
  • Medium - 47-50cm
  • Large - 50-53cm
  • X-Large - 53-56cm
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We offer both mail and express ship options courtesy of Royal Mail and UPS respectively. Below you will find a rundown of default delivery costs, but to see your personalised shipping cost, please visit the delivery section of checkout when you have added some items to your bag. Please note that orders of bulky items will attract a surcharge.

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UK Free over £60, or £2 standard, £3.50 for Tracked 48 DPD Next Day (Mon-Fri), £5.50
N. AMERICA Up to 10 working days, from $8 2 day, from $15
EUROPE Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €12
SCANDINAVIA Up to 5 working days, from €5 Next day, from €12
AUSTRALIA / NZ Up to 10 working days, from $10 3 day, from $25
JAPAN Up to 10 working days, from ¥700 3 day, from ¥1800
REST OF WORLD Up to 14 working days, from $10 3 day, from £25

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