Saturday, December 25, 2010

A few bikey things I likey.

These are a few not so everyday items that make my ride just a bit nicer. Some are from individual craftsmen, others are more widely available, and one is not bike specific. None are run of the mill.

Presented for your consideration in no particular order:

Semi-Custom Merino knit wool jersey by Portland Cyclewear. Your Jersey says what you want it to say and in the font you choose. 

               Detail of the ribbed sleeve and seams                      (If you buy one tell 'em Iron Rider sent ya.)
Brooks Saddle on VO seat post. Aaaaah.
Deller Wool cycling cap handmade in Portland Or from recycled wool clothing. Stylish and practical.

               Leather bar wraps from Walnut Studiolo.      Harlequin wrapped  by the author.

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Mountain Hardwear Epic gloves. Low volume, warm, waterproof gloves that breathe.

Grip King Pedals. Maximum float knee savers that work with any shoe.

The only bicycle corps the U.S. Army ever authorized. This 1890s unit conducted drills and exercises on wheels, rode into Northern Montana on muddy trails and toured Yellowstone on their 100-pound iron bicycles. As proof of their capabilities, these Iron Riders pedaled 1,900 miles from Ft. Missoula, across the snow-dusted Rocky Mountains and steamy Great Plains, to St. Louis. Full of rare pictures and drawings.

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