Bike thieves suck. Colin got his last Sklar road bike stolen last year here in Los Angeles. It was one of those moments where we all dropped what we were doing and rode all over the neighborhood looking for it. While that event was less than ideal, the resulting bike is what is featured here on the Radavist today.
I love seeing collaborations like this. Wolf Tooth components had an idea and could have probably sourced their own fabrication means themselves to make a cage like this, but instead, they reached out to King Cage, because that’s what King Cage does better than anyone. That idea is a cage with various mounting points, to make the best use out of your limited space. The result is something that adds practicality to a tried and true design. Hats off to all parties! Swoop up a Morse Cage at Wolf Tooth.
So… I’ve seen these before, but never had a chance to pick up a set, or photograph them in action. Luckily, Ocean Air Cycles did both of those for us. Ron at King Cage makes these. They’re essentially a hose clamp with a bottle boss welded onto it, allowing you to ad bottle cages to virtually any area of your bike. Just make sure you wrap your frame or fork with a protective tape as shown. Head to your local King Cage dealer to scoop up a set!
King Cage makes titanium bottle cages in Durango, Colorado. Ron’s one of my favorite personalities in the “industry” and I commend him taking a stance like this on his Instagram. I don’t know why anyone would buy a titanium bottle cage made in China when King Cage makes them in the USA for the same price.
To celebrate bad-ass made in the USA cages, Ron is offering a free water bottle, FREE made in the USA Paragon Machine Works hardware with his cages, along with free shipping in the month of December. Take advantage of this sale and celebrate made in the USA products.
See more at King Cage.
When some design companies sell cycling products, they just slap a label on some Taiwanese blanks, but House Industries isn’t just anyone. They’ve done an amazing job, sourcing products that were made domestically. From PAUL, to Brooks, Tanner Goods, King Cage and even Waterford-constructed framesets, the House Industries Velo Collection is filled with products that will last a lifetime.
… and as I just found, it’s hard to not add a lot of it to your check out basket!
See more at House Industries and again, smashing job guys!
Each year, I’m already over Vegas come Thursday and it has little to do with the tradeshow and a lot to do with the fact that it’s the end of the ‘travel season’ for me. That and the excessive bourbon drinking. Hey, things get a little out of hand. This year however, I got to solidify a lot of relationships through tradeshow pain. It’s kind of like surviving a near-death experience with someone, ya know?
Anyway, Interbike is hell but there are a lot of rad components, companies and people in hell, so it’s a pretty good time. What was my pick on the second day? The Feedback Sports Velo Hinge. I’m already planning on installing 8 in my office. That and this rad flask from King Cage!
What better way to round out the day than with some Ti anodizing from Firefly? If this were a cross bike, I’d say it’d need a set of the Purple PAUL touring cantis. By the way, another batch is going up on Friday…