Look, camouflage is very “in” at the moment, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Easton would make a few rolls of this bar tape for promo purposes. I keep telling them to put the pattern into production but for some reason, they’re hesitant. Regardless, I managed to get my hands on a few boxes of the stuff and I want to give them away.
Want to win a free roll of this special edition Easton Cycling camo bar tape? The rules are simple. Go for a ride (in the city, the woods, gravel, dirt, mud, wherever), hide your bike in a creative way, take a photo on Instagram, tag #HideYourBikeInPlainSight (I know it’s a long one), then @ reply / follow both @Easton_Cycling and @JohnProlly.
You can add as many photos as you want…
Come Monday, I’ll pick the winner and ship you a roll!
Clean and simple tool rolls are essential, especially if you’re touring or traveling with a bike. The latest from Full Windsor is just that. Introducing the Nutter multi-tool, complete with leather roll. Either attach it to your Brooks saddle, or toss it in your pannier or backpack. See more at Full Windsor!
Too bad they sold out in about 4 minutes. Stay on top of Trackosaurus Rex and Kyle’s Instagram in the future.
… and they’re going to have a small run of these #Jahblessed openers. See ya there!
A lot of people ask me about Ass Savers and from the little experience I’ve had with mine (hey, it never rains in Austin), I’d say they’re pretty damn good! Here’s a little video showcasing the simplicity of the Ass Savers design.
I like small products like the new Ruckus Carbon Access Tool:
“The Ruckus Carbon Access Tool (C.A.T.) is a multi-tool like no other. It was developed to fit the majority of keys on the market today and allow for future modularity. Manufactured in the USA from lightweight carbon fiber, it offers a balance between sleek professionalism and everyday usage.
Quote from Shawn Small (Owner of Ruckus Composites)
“My girlfriend was out of town and I needed something to do with my hands”
C.A.T. (Carbon Access Tool) MSRP: $32.50″
Also, check out the new Ruckus web shop!
YNOT adds a new fabric to their line of cycling portage and accessories. Waxed canvas ages nicely and can be maintained to last for years.
Also, see the YNOT video below!
Geoffrey Franklin runs Walnut Studiolo, a leather and wood product shop based in Portland, Oregon, where he makes every product by hand. Check out this video, documenting his process.
Man, I love all the videos coming from Portland. They’re just plain weird. Like the newest from Ruckus Composites featuring their carbon Access Tool!
I’m all about domestic fabrication. I love the vintage aesthetic of Crane bells, which are made in Japan, but they’re a little too big for mountain or road bars. A bell should disappear, only to make its presence known when you ring it. Maybe that’s why I like Spurcycle‘s design for “the Ringer”. Ok, yes, that name is helllllla cheesy but the design of the Ringer is not.
They have a Kickstarter, which is already at their goal, so just pre-order one there.