Back in the 1960’s, the Schwinn bicycle company used to make informative leaflets about bicycle care and maintenance. This image in particular came from an illustration about caring for your tires. The kid is unchanged except the balloons he was holding were replaced them with a joint and some smoke. He’s got the same grip and the same face. It’s almost as if this is what the illustration should have looked like all along… Scoop one up at Ride High Crewneck.
What a perfect Merckx Mondays post. Team Too Late has a pre-order up for these Endo Customs-made Eddy Merckx scrapbook vests. Head over for more information…
I will not OD from OD. Search and State’s new long sleeve merino jerseys are here in time for winter rides. Merino makes for an incredibly versatile material. You can wear it for multiple rides without having to wash it, it’ll dry fast in a rain shower and if properly cared for, will last for years. These jerseys are made in New York City and come in three colors. You already know which one I favor, though! Head to Search and State to check them out.
I love when two brands come together for a project like this. Cadence is known for their performance cycling kits, for men. Machines for Freedom is known for their exceptional fit and quality kits, for women. So when Cadence wanted to make a kit for women, they contacted Machines for Freedom to supply the fit and performance of their kits with a Dustin Klein-illustrated Cadence design. The result is one of my favorite collaborations this year.
Solving on-the-bike portage problems is something Randi Jo excels at. For those looking for a less techy handlebar holster, check out these new Pocket Tender bags. Made from waxed canvas, with pockets all around the perimeter, these bags can fit a variety of items you might need while pedaling around town or taking on your next tour. You can order these bags, in a variety of colors at Randi Jo Fab for $45 each.
Two years ago, this would be a bike that only a custom framebuilder could deliver. Raleigh’s new Stuntman all road checks all the boxes with its retro-inspired paint, Reynolds 631 tubing, 1x drivetrain, thru-axles, clearance for a 50mm tire and even a dropper, all for $2,499. Head to Raleigh to see more!
KEIU means “welcome rain” in Japanese and when you have the right gear, you can do just that. SWRVE’s new waterproof rain gear line includes an anorak, a full zip jacket with removable hood and a vest. All three are fully-taped and made from Teflon™Shield+® waterproof fabric. There are vents and pockets to keep you comfortable and they come in a matte marled finish. Check out all the details at SWRVE.
I love products like this. Ones with multi-functionality built into a tight, clean package. The Mission Workshop Albion shirt is part down jacket and part rain jacket. While it doesn’t pack down into a pocket, or completely protect you from rain, it appears to do a good job at keeping you warm and dry in cold, inclement weather. Check out more information at Mission Workshop.
I cannot OD from OD. I cannot OD from OD. Olive drab is a timeless color and one that, as you can tell, is not going anywhere. It, paired with desert tan, are personally my two favorite tones. We kept it simple this round, with two bottles in two colors, with one design. In stock now in high numbers and shipping worldwide. Scoop up a pair of Radavist Olive Drab or a pair of Radavist Desert Tan bottles below for $20 a pair + shipping. These will ship on Monday. Sorry SOLD OUT!
Everyone has been asking about this bag. Swift Industries’ new Sugarloaf basket bag has landed. Designed specifically for a Wald 137 bicycle basket, it makes on and off-the bike portage a cinch, especially when paired with the shoulder strap. The Sugarloaf basket bag comes in three color options: 1000d Cordura in black or steel for $150, Camo XPac with Cordura laminate for $165 or a limited run of waxed canvas for $165. You can see more specs below and check Swift Industries for ordering! (more…)