Category Archives: made in the usa
SORRY SOLD OUT: Howdy Cacti Bottle

Illustrated by Kyler Martz

“Howdy!” It’s a pleasant way to greet people, no matter what mood you’re in. These cacti bottles show a saguaro cactus displaying three common hand gestures, all on one bottle. Display the one you’re feeling currently on your bike and enjoy the 26oz bottle’s carrying capacity. In stock now for $22 + shipping for a pair.


Aug 22, 2017 10 comments
Juggernaut Cargo Bikes

As far as I’m concerned, the more people making cargo bikes, the better. Cities are filled to the brim with automobiles and congestion is the unfortunate by-product. Getting around a city, in fact, any city, by bike is easier and healthier. Juggernaut Cargo Bikes know that, which is why they chose to launch their new brand on Kickstarter. While buy-in is steep, cargo bikes made in the USA are not cheap, although they pale in comparison to a new car… See more on Kickstarter.

Aug 21, 2017 3 comments
The Mosaic CT-1 City Bike with Shimano Metrea

For those looking for a sporty, stylish, titanium, made in Colorado city bike, Mosaic’s latest offering is for you. The CT-1 is a city bike built around Shimano’s Metrea groupset, complete with flat mount brakes, flat bars, appropriate gearing, fenders, flat pedals, stock sizing from XS to XL and natural corrosion-resistance thanks to the titanium tubeset. Mosaic stands by their bikes, with exceptional support and a six-week delivery promise. Head over to Mosaic to see more specs and click through below for more photos.


Aug 17, 2017 7 comments
Paul’s Blue Balls

Whoa! Talk about a barn find!

“So…’s a funny story! We were about to demolish the downstairs bathroom and there were a bunch of old Sierra Nevada beer boxes above it with an inch of machine-oil soaked dust on them. Most of them were full of old paperwork, but upon peeking inside one of them, we were surprised to discover all the components and packaging to build up a bunch of this long discontinued product: “Blue Balls”. This was a seatbinder bolt we manufactured from 1992 to 1994. If you order one of these, you’re getting the original “New Old Stock” part, in its original packaging card with the peace sign on the back that Paul drew by hand. So all you people who’ve been commenting “Bring back Blue Balls!” on our Instagram….. There, we did it, who loves ya?!

These only fit frames designed for an external seatbinder bolt or quick-release, like your dad’s 80’s mountain bike. The minimum distance between the balls is 26mm, and the maximum distance is 40mm. If you don’t know if this will fit your bike, go to a bike shop and ask an expert.”

See more at Paul!

Aug 9, 2017 1 comment
In Case You Missed It: Dynaplug’s New Handlebar Mount Prototype

Dynaplug has saved my ass on more than one occasion, especially on our sharp, rocky trails here in Los Angeles and literally a half mile in on our shuttle in Downieville last weekend. Unfortunately, the Dynaplugs are only efficient when you can access them quickly and mine are usually at the bottom of my camera bag, which forces me to plug the hole with my finger while I dig through my bag with one hand. Luckily, Dynaplug has been working on a solution to that problem with a new handlebar mount clamp that will hold their tire repair capsules. The nicest part about this system is it’ll save you precious seconds when it comes to rescuing your ride.

Once they release these, I’ll post again. If you haven’t checked out Dynaplug, do so at their site, or holler at your local shop to get them signed up as a dealer! Dynaplug is made in Chico by a group of rad people!

Aug 8, 2017 10 comments
Search and State: Olive Drab Field Shorts

I’m kind of a shorts hoarder. Each year, as the temperatures warm up so that the option for wearing jeans dissipates, I’m on the hunt for a few shorts options. Search and State’s newest apparel fits right into my wardrobe with these new OD green Field Shorts. Made in NYC and backed by SAS’ relentless pursuit of perfection, these shorts are in stock now at Search and State. Oh and they totally come in black too, don’t fret!

Jul 31, 2017 5 comments
More On those FBM Ride Endpoint Hunter / Gatherer Frames

“I love all kinds of bikes and different types of riding, but I am never quite sure where any of them will take me. Our latest adventure on wheels at FBM, a bad ass touring frame and fork call the Hunter / Gatherer, was designed in collaboration with our friends at Ride Endpoint and will be built in the FBM Machine Shop. Creating the Hunter / Gatherer was a combined effort of some great people, stoked on bikes, looking to have some fun! We hope you will join us…” — Steve Crandall

I think that’s something we can all get behind. Check out the latest on the Hunter / Gatherer frames at FBM’s blog and yes, you can still pre-order one of these killer bikes at FBM.

Jul 24, 2017 38 comments
Kobi’s Inglis Cycles All Road

I’ve yet to see many Inglis Cycles in person. Usually, I run across Retrotecs in my travels and it doesn’t matter where I am in the world, there will always be a Retrotec somewhere. Since moving to California, my interactions have doubled, if not tripled. That said, I’ve maybe seen one or two Inglis Cycles in person. So what’s the difference? Well, it should be obvious to the trained eye. Retrotec Cycles feature classic automotive motifs. Checkered badges, colors inspired by classic cars and swoopy, sometimes double top tubes, with bent stays. Retrotecs have been compared to looking like classic cruisers from the Stingray-era Schwinn factory, while Inglis Cycles are more straight forward, less swoopy but still made by Curtis Inglis in Napa.

Here’s where Kobi comes into play. He’s Curtis’ intern. After building a frame for his senior project, Curtis asked him if he wanted to help him out in the day to day operations of Inglis / Retrotec Cycles. Kobi has raced ‘cross on this bike, he’s crashed the bike and ridden it all over California. While Kobi was in town for FYF, I photographed his bike at Golden Saddle, where I gave him directions to ride Mt. Lukens. Let’s hope he got out to climb the highest point in the city of Los Angeles, topping out at over 5,000’.

Jul 24, 2017 12 comments
The Dark Lord’s Collection at DeFeet

Sometimes, all black is the best. That’s the route Erik Nohlin takes when it comes to socks. As a part of their Bespoke collaboration collection, DeFeet has teamed up with Nohlin to make a run of, you guessed it, all black socks. Check out backing information at DeFeet and check out DeFeet’s interview with Erik below! (more…)

Jul 24, 2017 9 comments