Said that, the occasion gave me an excuse purchase a new pump, smaller than the one before, via ebay hence for cheap.
But I mean really, should one bother the global supply chain system about a small non essential part, to do with a $12 complete gadget? I think not, for a volume of reasons. And the upgrade does make my life easier and more happily enjoyed.
The following, in order are:
- pen, for size reference
- new pump, the compact Giyo GM-42 Pocket Mini Pump W/Lockable Handle
- old pump with the missing front bit, Giyo GP-09 Alum Mini Pump W/T Handle
[btw, the missing front bit was later found at the bottom of my bag -- who would have thought]