Are you after an expensive, one-of-a-kind track pump for your garage? We've found the perfect example on eBay: a Pegoretti Ciavete-version Silca SuperPista Ultimate. Oh, and it really is expensive.
Some people get misty-eyed over frame-fitting pumps – a throwback to refined, gentlemanly roadside mechanics, deemed a world away from frenetic mini-pump activity or, heaven forbid, CO2 cartridges.
And then there are track pumps: those upright, reliable, workshop-style pumps that perfectly and easily inflate your tyres to the desired pressure from the confines of your own home – or garage. They tend to be a little on the pricier side, but follow that maxim of 'buy well, buy once', and a decent one should last you for many years, if not forever.
And they don't get much better than this Pegoretti Ciavete-version Silca SuperPista Ultimate. Many of our 'eBay Finds' here on Cyclingnews are second-hand or NOS (new old stock), but this is, in fact, a new product, according to the seller. We'll 'discuss' the price of this eBay listing at the end.
This beautiful pump marries a Silca SuperPista Ultimate track pump with a design by famous Italian framebuilder and painter Dario Pegoretti, who passed away in 2018.
Silca – the famous Italian pump manufacturer that was bought and became US-based in 2013 – have a great selection of track pumps available, and you can currently get this special, slightly cheaper, Richard Sachs version of the SuperPista Ultimate on the company's website for US$800, too.
The 'final edition' in the details from this US-based eBay seller refers to the fact that there aren't going to be any more of these made, although its stunning Ciavete paint job – Pegoretti's one-of-a-kind paint option for their custom frames – ensures that this really is a one-off anyway. Ciavete is a kind of dismissive, one-word phrase in Pegoretti's own Trentino dialect that means something along the lines of "forget it", or "whatever!"
So if you like the sound of that, and either you – or someone you know – qualify as 'a cyclist who has everything', here's the point at which you baulk: the pump is listed on eBay for US$49,999 (£40,150), which could buy you a pretty decent car. Or, even better, a good few top-notch bikes – perhaps even a custom-made Pegoretti frame, with the company still operating out of Verona.
We're constantly on the lookout for unique and rare cycling relics on eBay. If you have any suggestions or leads, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'eBay Finds' in the subject line.
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