Category Archives: made in the usa
Cane Creek Takes Over EE Cycleworks

Photo by Firefly Cycles

I absolutely love EE Cycleworks‘ caliper brakes and will say with confidence that they’re the best brakes I’ve ever ridden on a road bike. Problem is, their availability is often low to say the least. Today Cane Creek announced it’ll take over the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of EE Cycle Works. As of November 2016, Cane Creek will begin rolling out product, so stay tuned. Head to Fair Wheel Bikes’ blog to read the full scoop.

Aug 29, 2016 9 comments
Bike Jerks: Baphomet Shirt
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The Baphomet is a symbol, first drawn by Eliphas Levi, that represents balance in the universe. Over the years, it’s been heavily circulated throughout the “metal world,” from bands to bicycles. Bike Jerks plays homage to this century-old illustration with their Baphomet shirt. In stock now at Bike Jerks!

Aug 28, 2016 Comments are OFF
Onion Velo’s Anylander Panniers by Porcelain Rocket

Projects like this always pique my interest and tap into my Paypal account:

“Together with Vince at Ponderosa Cyclery in Omaha, I’m excited to announce the launch of a project that is near and dear to both of us, and has been in the works for a while. The Anylander Pannier is a bag system that has been born out of a fondness for the style and function of traditional panniers combined with the need for technology that can handle the rough and tumble lifestyle of a backroads tourist.

As a pack system, we’ve found that we really like the usefulness, versatility, and size of panniers, as opposed to the popular, rack-less “bikepacking” style bag systems. However, when riding the rocky, extremely rough backroads of Western Nebraska, many panniers available do a less than perfect job handling the demands that we put on them. While we have found the durability and simplicity of bikepacking bags to be advantageous in some situations, the extremely stripped down nature of rack-less bags, as well as the detailed “tetris-styled” pack plan necessary to use them cramps our relaxed, easy going, “bring-a-few-luxury-items-if-not-the-entire-kitchen-sink” touring lifestyle.”

Check out the new Anylander Panniers at Onion Velo and pre-order these $325 panniers by hollering at Carl’s Email!

Aug 24, 2016 14 comments
Strawfoot’s Got New Socks!

I still have the wool Strawfoot socks from several years ago and have been nagging Garrett for a long time to make more! These are made in the USA by DeFeet, come in three colors and are in stock now at Strawfoot.

Aug 19, 2016 1 comment
Swift Industries and Ultra Romance: Ültraswift Wizard Sleeve Bags
Photo by Spencer Harding

Photo by Spencer Harding

Ultra Romance knows a thing or two about bicycle portage and while he always has ideas, sometimes making them a reality is out of his capabilities. That’s why he reached out to Swift Industries to help in the design and fabrication of a new bag design.

Dubbed the Ültraswift Wizard Sleeve bags, these roll top bags can expand to engulf your cargo needs and are available in two sizes: Cavernous (44 liters expanded / 27 liters closed) and Covy Cave (28 liters expanded / 16 liters closed). Like all Swift bags, these are made in Seattle by cyclists!

Head to the Poppi’s Fine Public Restrooms for pre-ordering.

Aug 18, 2016 17 comments
Tomii Cycles Watermelon Cap

Nao from Tomii Cycles always designs the best paint jobs and products, with the newest being these watermelon caps. Clean, simple and made in Austin, Texas by Rothera. Scoop one up you can now pre-order these sold out caps at Tomii Cycles today!

Aug 18, 2016 5 comments
Matt’s Gunnar Roadie with Ultegra
Matt's Gunnar Roadie with Ultegra

Made in Waterford, Wisconsin at the Waterford factory, Gunnar has something for everyone in their catalog for sometimes half the price of other US-made frames. Their bikes range from off-road tourers, to all-road bikes to classic road bikes like their Roadie model. With clearance for a 28mm tire, stainless vertical dropouts and a geometry fit for either fast rides or even racing, the Roadie is a die-hard road frame. Some people might race on it, but a majority of customers will buy it as their go-to road cycling frameset.

Matt‘s Roadie is built rather uniquely. Sure the Ultegra group is pretty standard, but his Salsa Cowbell bars, Ruffy Tuffy tires and Carradice bag imply something more. That and that funky Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in the Michael Keaton Batman movie bar tape just adds a bit of character. It’s hard to say where I’ll see Matt on this bike, but knowing him, it’ll probably be somewhere (high) in the mountains with some burritos stuffed into his saddle pack, waving a Mudfoot flag.

Aug 11, 2016 39 comments