2015 NAHBS: Silca’s Custom Paint Series Pumps

If there is any pump worthy of the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, it’s the Silca Superpista Ultimate Floor Pump. These puppies are hardly your standard-issue shop pump. For starters, they’re machined in Indianapolis, Indiana, using the highest quality materials including race car engine hosing. Silca then dumped the standard issue +/-5% industrial gauge for a +/-1% laboratory grade gauge that reads from 0-160 psi. There’s also a stainless chuck and a magnetic bed, keeping it in place when not in use. All this with a rosewood handle and weighing in at 7lbs.

Anyway, back to NAHBS and Silca’s presence there. New for 2015, Silca is offering their pumps at a paint-grade finish, along with various gauge and hose colors, allowing for customization. What you’re seeing here are a few examples they had on deck with them at NAHBS. From a Pegoretti-painted (center) to a classic Martini racing Silca (right) and even half of a his/hers pairing (right), you can see the options are endless.

I felt like giving these unique pumps a treatment on par with the unique bicycles I shot at NAHBS. Contact Silca for more information and I can’t wait to see what people come up with.

  • Joshua Poertner

    Amazing photos John! For those of us that know the surroundings and lighting you had to work with in the convention hall, they are almost unbelievable!

    • http://theradavist.com/ John Watson

      Thanks Josh!

  • kermitonwheels

    these are really sweet, maybe one day…

  • professorvelo

    that Martini racing one is da illest. and likewise – someday

  • ninja

    Art. Pure Art.