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Archive for July, 2007

Shopping From Tokyo: Custom Handlebar Bag

July 15th, 2007



Dear Ms.Larson
I am sorry to late reply.
Your e-mail give us the shock not a little.

We had considered your opinion.
We try to make a new model less leather.
There is no information about size in five e-mail on June 22th.
We need detail what you want bag about size.
And we decide to make size in our imagination.
W280cm:H17cm:D15cm
Decaleur of “Velo Orange” is out of stock.
On the web shop,the sign reads “not available”.
In our photo,decaleur is “Berthou”.
But we will make some holes any brand,some advice give us real scale
hole position.

But there is one thing to do not accept.
Cotton duck No.6 of our product material is thik than your admire brands.
This material is fine cotton weaved KURASHIKI IN OKAYAMA PREFECTURE JAPAN.
Also waxed water-repllent cloth,but the wax has been lost as time goes by.
Although the firm texture do not through the rain easier.
The hard rain through inside each hole of machine stitch.
Also the hard rain give some stain vegetable tanned leather.
Basically we like this cotton duck and leather to grow old.

If you have any questions,please let me know.
Sincerly,
Tomoko Watanabe

http://www.guu-watanabe.com/

Selling off bits of the archive: Bridgestone XO-1

July 14th, 2007

In prep for a hypothetical move, and in order to balance my bike account, I’m selling off the first nice I’ve ever owned, a Bridgestone X0-1. This bike gained something of a cult following in the mid to late nineties, primarily for its unique graphics, hybrid design and striking moustache bars. Although I’ve always loved the look of this bike, it has never quite fit (first, I thought it was too big, and now I realize that it’s too small).

I’m the original owner and I doted on this bike like a pre-tween dolling up her barbie bmx with a plastic basket and pink spoke ornaments.

Going on the ebay auction block tomorrow night. Selling off big ticket items leads to a total “why not” mindset which encourages resale of all sorts of dearly held possessions: family heirlooms, fancy rangefinders, Broadway Playbills from Taboo and Sunday in the Park with George.

Selling off bits of the archive: Bridgestone XO-1

July 14th, 2007

In prep for a hypothetical move, and in order to balance my bike account, I’m selling off the first nice I’ve ever owned, a Bridgestone X0-1. This bike gained something of a cult following in the mid to late nineties, primarily for its unique graphics, hybrid design and striking moustache bars. Although I’ve always loved the look of this bike, it has never quite fit (first, I thought it was too big, and now, I realize that it’s too small).

I’m the original owner and I doted on this bike like a pre-tween dolling up her barbie bmx with a plastic basket and pink spoke ornaments.

Going on the ebay auction block tomorrow night. Selling off big ticket items leads to a total “why not” mindset which encourages resale of all sorts of dearly held possessions: family heirlooms, fancy rangefinders, Broadway Playbills from Taboo and Sunday in the Park with George.

From the Archives: Molly Ball Project (Fall 2005)

July 12th, 2007

Now that the randonneuring season has gone into remission, I’m starting to resume various creative projects left to languish in favor of cycling mileage (I still have eight rolls of B+W film to develop from our June 2006 trip to France). First up, creating a quick edit of some footage I created of Molly P unspooling, spooling, her monster finger knitting ball, circa Fall 2005. Pardon the audio and poor studio lighting conditions. Sunlit, super 8, cul-de-sac version coming soon. I have a B roll of this materials, shot from a second, handheld camera, which I’ll edit next week. Working on angles and audio for these films. Send comments and suggestions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHlfz6bm08M