AD-HOC Speciale Tourisme Frame Pump: Original Head - 4 Band - 1940's 1950's 1960's - Herse / Singer / Routens Randonneur (Near Mint!)
Very nice and fully functional example of a classy all metal vintage/antique frame pump. Throw out your plastic Silca Impero, this one's so much cooler! Seals hold air perfectly, and the rod is straight with a reasonably smooth action
This pump is a favorite of the old randonneur riders! They were often spec'd for 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's Rene Herse, Alex Singer, and Jo Reutens bikes. They also pop up on early Schwinn Paramount frames and Peugeot PX10's.
Complete with it's original pump head and hose! The hose has a neat little spring retainer system that keeps it in the handle's end. There is speculation that the number of colored bands on these correlates with the pump length. The threaded cap which the rod slides through is engraved "Super AD HOC".
Excellent to near mint show bike worthy condition. Fully functional and complete. Pumps air very well. Rod is straight, and pumps pretty smooth with just a bit of drag in spots. Metal is free of damage, but has some minor scratching here and there. Decal and bands are almost pristine! The only real thing to note is a ~3mm shallow dent in the rod's handle. Quite minor really.
- Length: 49mm fully extended
- Silver w/ four red and blue bands
- Made in France