I don’t care what kind of bike you have, a nice saddle and bar tape will classy any bike up. Especially if it’s from the workshop of Mick Peel. It’s been a while since I last posted about Busyman Bicycles but this natural leather set is gorgeous.
While it’s easy to make a holiday list, it ain’t so easy to point out domestically-manufactured products, especially when it comes to cycling. The following list is not necessarily a cycling gift guide as much as it is a list of some products that I use just about every day and have grown to love.
Personal endorsements aside, there’s something for everyone in there. Some are affordable and some are “investments”. As always, shop locally before clicking the buy it now button and only buy what you need! Or replace a few products with domestically-produced goods… And don’t worry, more holiday lists are coming that look outside the Made in the USA box.
But for now, check out my 2012 Flag Hatchet Holiday List below…
When Jordan Hufnagel puts his mind to something, the final product is an object of beauty. I’m only being nice because I hope Santa brings me a set of these West America skewers these holidays. Everything is machined, filed and formed in Portland. Pick up a set here.
Do you know why I hate hearing the word cage used to describe toe clips? Because cages are for bottles and birds. The latter being the inspiration for the new Portland Design Works “Bird Cages”. See more at Bike Portland.
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Prolly is not Probably started in 2006 in Brooklyn, New York. For over 6 years it has thrived as John Watson, the sole author, documents multiple facets of cycling. With the boom of urban cycling, Prolly is Not Probably has grown to be the number one blog for the culture surrounding it. In recent years, a large push for original content has spawned a steady flow of photosets, profiles and portraits.
Known for his A Day in 10 Photos, Merckx Mondays, Recent Roll, Shop Visits, and Beautiful Bicycles features, John continues to document bicycles of all kinds and his daily life through photos. Over the years, Prolly is Not Probably has been cited in the New York Times, COG Magazine, Urban Velo and other notable publications. In March of 2011, John moved to Austin, Texas where he continues to cover a cross section of cultural influences.