Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Random Stuff 04-22-09

Here's some Wednesday randomness.

Velo Orange built up their prototype city bike. The frame is designed around 650b wheels, cantilever brakes, and has short horizontal dropouts to accept internally geared hubs without having to use a chain tensioner.

The Melo Velo blog has some nice photos of the authors easter bike tour along Hadrian's Wall in the Lake District of England.

Trucker in the mud!

I found these while searching for Wald panniers in Flickr. These panniers were handmade by Pilar Garza. I contacted her by email. She said that this is the only set of panniers that she has ever made. That's her personal bike in the photo. I think she did an excellent job, they seem to fit perfectly. She said she can make a pair of panniers using the same type of material for about $65. She can make a bag for a front basket for a little less. If you're interested contact Pilar through her Etsy shop or by email at

Archival Clothing posted a link to a Flickr photostream with some fantastic photos from an 80's bike tour organized by the Bikecentennial.


  1. I am going back to England this weekend and an sure some of your shirts would be a big hit in England.
    Would you like it if I showed some of them on my blog with a direct link to your site.

    Regards Philip

  2. That would be excellent! Thanks Philip. I hope you enjoyed your stay in Texas.

  3. Ok, its on my blog let me know what you think i can change it in anyway you like

  4. Looks good Philip! I appreciate the free ad. Email me with your address and shirt size.

  5. Wow! Could they have fit any more gear on their racks? How many months were they out there?

  6. Bruce-That is a lot of stuff but I can relate. I always ride with way too much stuff. I always think, it's better to have something and not need it than to need it.....