A book about the city and the bike – and an ode to using one to enjoy the other. A book for the local rider and visiting rider alike…Visually rich and content rich too, the book overflows with history, anecdotes, observations and thoughts for anyone tackling Melbourne on two wheels, centred around 25 or so riding routes.
Just when you thought that all of the bicycle part/accessories that could incorporate bottle openers had been made, Wisecracker comes out with these. Available in three options - repair stand, seatpost, and headset spacer - these guys are certainly going to end up on a lot of people’s holiday wishlist.
More @ Bikerumor (including a contest to win some ending at midnight 12/15)
perfect gift for your favorite bicyclist (that would be me, right?).
bike helmets repurposed as hanging planters. a great idea for using old or cracked helmets, though i find that smashing them with a baseball bat is much more fun.
(fyi - here’s a simple guide to when you should replace your helmet. and remember if your helmet needs to be replaced, please don’t donate it to a thrift store - if it’s unsafe for you to wear, it’s unsafe for anyone else to wear. that’s why when my helmets are done i like to smash them - it’s so much fun and ensures someone else won’t end up with an unsafe helmet. but if you don’t want to smash it, this planter idea is cute too.)
i absolutely hate it when, on hot sunny days, i come out of a store/restaurant/bar (yeah, sometimes i go day drinking - love it!) and my black bike seat is like, nuclear reactor hot, and i’m supposed to sit on that hot rock and ride my bike. oh. no. the obvious course of action is to purchase this brooks saddle. the light color will reflect light and heat (it’s science, right?). problem solved.
bandanas are a summer biking essential. it’s always good to have one in your bag/pocket/around your neck for wiping the sweat off of your brow, or tying back your hair, or cleaning up grease after some mid-ride maintenance. and i’m loving all of these from big things (though i wouldn’t want to get them all bike greased up).
and here’s a tutorial on how to roll them properly.