Custom framebuilder Shamrock Cycles has created a slick-looking, bespoke edition of Silca's new SuperPista Ultimate floor pump that could draw even more attention than the stock version. The one-off pump – as in there will never be another one – will be raffled off on 28 February, with all proceeds benefiting the Midwest Devo Junior Development Race Team.
Shamrock Cycles builder Tim O'Donnell says the novel pump is stock in terms of function but features a unique clover-shaped base, special laser etching and anodising, refinished handles, and custom paint by Corby Concepts. Surprisingly, the standard 25-year warranty still applies, although in the event that any of the bespoke bits fail, they'll be replaced by standard components.
This is most certainly no standard floor pump
"I figured if we were going to customise it we would customise it," O'Donnell told BikeRadar. "So since Silca was local as was the laser guy, the machine shop, the anodiser and the painter, we liked the idea of taking the local theme a bit beyond. Fact is, I don't deserve a pump this cool. So why not sell it and donate the proceeds to a local race team? We got pretty excited about the idea and started thinking of ways to sell it. A raffle seemed the most logical. We are pushing US$1,000 in raffle tickets already."
Shamrock Cycles will hold the drawing in Indianapolis, Indiana, at a pre-show event for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Show attendees (or other locals) can feel free to head over to Flat 12 Bierwerks brewery that evening and purchase tickets in person for US$10 each, or US$20 for three. Raffle tickets are also available for purchase online.
For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.