Purpose-built for commuting, the Ortlieb Commuter Day-Pack High Visibility brings new meaning to the term reflectivity. But before you start picturing a Day-Glo aesthetic, this piece utilizes a high-luminosity yarn that’s woven throughout Ortlieb’s signature black, waterproof fabric. After testing the backpack through moody Portland commuting, Bicycle Crumbs shares his review.
Bicycle Crumbs Reviews: Ripton & Co. Men’s Diesel Overalls
Next up in Richard Pool’s (aka Bicycle Crumbs) review series, he takes a look at the Ripton & Co. Diesel Overalls that have become a popular cold-weather apparel choice for cyclists, skiers, and many other #performancedenim people. Continue reading below to find out what all the hype is about!
Bicycle Crumbs Reviews: Teravail Rutland 700×47 Gravel Tire
Today is our kick-off in a new series that features the art of Richard Pool, aka Bicycle Crumbs. In this new column, Richard illustrates his favorite products and writes about them. We’ve been longtime friends with ‘Crumbs and are stoked to present you with this new column, so enjoy!
A Dyno Pincher-Inspired DeSalvo Gravel Bike for Grinduro California
Editor’s note 3/11/2022: This bike is now for sale over at our parent company, The Pro’s Closet.
And so it goes…
Mike DeSalvo is a friend of mine. I’m a fan of his work (I own a bike from him) and I believe he’s a fan of my work. We’ve done a few projects over the years now. Each one always rooting itself in some sort of nostalgia as the inspiration. Be it our shared love of the Raleigh Team Ti scheme and 80s skateboard graphics. Or his love with Volkswagens, somehow we always, naturally zero in on the thing that inspires both of us.
The Pursuit Cycles LeadOut AR Prototype and Hand “Painted”
During the fabrication of a Pursuit Cycles, Carl Strong’s custom carbon brand, each of the six sections of the MUSA carbon frame come out of the mold and then are printed with some stats. This includes mold number, frame size, layup version, and a number of parts made from that mold, then finally weight is handwritten on. Eventually, when the frame is complete and getting prep for paint these notes are removed. As this bike was one of the firsts Lead Out ARs to be produced this idea hooked me, I loved the process and tracking, I wanted to play into that. Taking some inspiration from recent sneaker trends as well. I decided on a Helvetica style to the point design.
Bicycle Crumbs and North St Bags Hi-Vis Collection
Bicycle Crumbs entered the cycling industry as an industry outsider, an observer, a consumer. An everyday cyclist. Now he works at Speedvagen, designing their products and helping run the show there, yet he continues to possess an interesting perspective on the ins and outs of cycling culture. He recently collaborated with Portland’s North Street bags on a non-fluoro Hi-Vis bicycle portage collection, using rainbow sequins and the Bicycle Crumbs signature Radar Print. This collection is a pre-order, running from now until September 26th. You can even us a code for 10% off during this presale, simply check out with code crumbs-crew2019. Head to North Street Bags to see the collection and specs below.
Bougie Boys of Cycling: Fat Cat Longsleeve T
The Bougie Boys of Cycling lineup is the brainchild of Bicycle Crumbs, who wanted to inject a bit of fun into the world of cycling t-shirts. Inspired by the GSC Righty-o shirt, the Fat Cat Longsleeve-T substitutes Felix for another cartoon cat. See more at Bougie Boys of Cycling.
Bicycle Crumbs: Beavis and ButtSram Pins
As Bicycle Crumbs describes these pins, “they’re the dumbest thing ever,” but we all can agree, they’re kinda clever. They’re in stock now, for $20 a pair at Bicycle Crumbs.
Bicycle Crumbs: Beavis and Butt-SramRed Shirts
Mr. Crumbs, I agree, this might be the dumbest, yet best thing you’ve drawn. If you agree, swoop up one of these shirts at Bicycle Crumbs.
The 2017 Speedvagen Road Guidebook
… features not only some beautiful bicycles from the Portland brand, but also plenty of illustrations by Bicycle Crumbs. Check it out at Speedvagen.
D.Fender’s Bicycle Crumbs Artist Series Pre-Order
If you like to get trippy on a bike in the woods, D.Fender and Bicycle Crumbs have you covered. Crumbs’ concentric circle design adds a whole new element to D.Fender’s made in the USA mountain bike fenders. These are up for a limited pre-order, in four color options – scoop yours at D.Fender!
Bicycle Crumbs for Franco Bicycles
Bicycle Crumbs recently collaborated with Franco Bicycles on a custom painted, custom spec’d version of their Grimes all-road bike. Crumbs’ signature style is all over this build: a subtle dazzle pattern takes its color inspiration from a natural turquoise stone, which sits in contrast to orange and red concentric circles meant to mimic a desert sunset.
Check out a few more details below, and see the rest at Franco Bicycles!
2016 NAHBS: Bicycle Crumbs Philosophy Disc All Road
Instagram has been good to Bicycle Crumbs, an illustrator who leapt onto the scene just recently but has already gained a steady flow of commissioned work from brands, many of which are at NAHBS. Recently, Bicycle Crumbs, or Mr. Crumbs for short designed the newly re-branded Philosophy Cycles. If you recall Lovebaum Cycles from last year, the guys decided to change their names to Philosophy after a bit of internet controversy.
Once the branding had been dialed in, Mr. Crumbs hollered at Philosophy to design and fabricate him an all-road bike, designed to take on long days over gravel in the saddle, as well as sporting a flashy half matte, half gloss paint job. Details abound on this one…
Bicycle Crumbs Designed Three Socks for DeFeet
We love Bicycle Crumbs‘ illustrations and they’ve taken the cycling industry by storm. Their most recent project was with DeFeet, as one of their artist series collaboration. This project includes three socks with a “Burning Matchstick” design, reminding all of us that we’ve got at least one more match to burn before we can throw in the towel. Check out all three colors at DeFeet!
A Great Bicycle Crumbs Illustration
… to accompany a great read over at Bicycling Magazine! Give Bicycle Crumbs a follow on Instagram, if you haven’t already.