Category Archives: made in the usa
Embracing the Aroma at the Buffalo Trace Distillery
Words and photos by Kyle Kelley
Last winter, while I was home in Indiana for the holidays, my parents and I decided to head across the Ohio River to Bourbon Country for a visit to Buffalo Trace. Unlike many of the other touristy distilleries in Kentucky, Buffalo Trace is not fancy and they sure as hell don’t pump perfume into the air to mask the smell of the sour mash.
It’s not everyday you see a Firefly completely painted, especially in a bright cobalt blue. This one’s special and you should really check out all the details at the Firefly Flickr!
Strawfoot has a new logo, illustrated by James McClung, who also did these Seam Ripper shirts. See more at Strawfoot.
Everyone always asks me what’s the one product I liked at Interbike and I never really have a clear answer. This year however, I was most impressed with one accessory.
Silca’s undergone a bit of a domestic production revival.
Their products are now made in the USA. From Co2 chucks to this SuperPista Ultimate Floor Pump.
This one’s not for the bargain seekers, but I will say, it’s a damn fine floor pump. Every single piece is machined and finished. It’s like the Rolex of bike pumps. See more (including the price) at Silca.
Hopefully I can track down Katie before cross vegas to shoot this bike because it looks great. Thanks to Adam from Stanridge for sending this one over…
Richard Sachs and House Industries tried something new this year for their cyclocross team, Four bikes, four different hues and they all look amazing. Thanks to Dan Chabanov for sharing! See all four bikes below.
Chris King’s Gourmet Centuries are a delicious combination of gourmet food and a well supported group ride. Each event draws notable chefs to create high quality meals that to compliment a long day of riding. This year Chris King has extended their Gourmet Century offerings outside of Portland and they still have a few tickets available for the Sonoma Gourmet Century this October. Feast your eyes on the video recap to get a taste of what you are in for, tickets available here, at Chris King
“If disc brakes were meant for road and cross bikes, Paul would have made them…”
Truth is truth and I’ve seen the light. Literally. I have a set of these and unfortunately, I didn’t have time to put any miles on them yet but I can assure you, they look and feel amazing. Like all of Paul’s brakes, they’re machined and finished to the highest of standards.
You should know however, that Paul is marketing these for road and cross bikes only at the time being…
Expect a review once I get back to Austin and if you’re going to Interbike, roll through their booth 15030.
Over at Giro, when they need bikes for their tradeshow booths, they simply look to the local builders in Santa Cruz. This year, when Eric Horton, the creative director at Giro wanted a new road bike for himself, along with a booth bike, he contacted John at Caletti Cycles.
The project was simple: make a pair of Columbus tubing, hydro disc brake, all-road, Di2 bikes that would tackle the surrounding hills and fire roads, all while matching the color palette of the Giro New Road line.
As many bicycles designed throughout history, Eric looked to classic sports cars for the paint-inspiration. His car of choice: the Singer Porsche.
See more below, as Eric explains these bikes in detail…
Affinity Cycles from Brooklyn has a new kit up for pre-order:
“In collaboration with the most niche cycling kit manufacturer in the business Endo Customs, Affinity is proud to announce the long awaited release of our pro track team kit. Endo only takes on a select batch of projects each year so we couldn’t be more hyped offering this up to our biggest fans.
So when the first one rolled off the line we asked NYC export and OG Affinity Employee Ben Foster (not the movie star Ben Foster but the fast as shit neo pro roadie) to pick it up right from Endo’s Downtown LA shop.
The pre order is open for 2 weeks only beginning today September 4th until the 18th of September!!”
Pre-order a kit at Affinity.