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Cycling Musettes – An Appreciation

August 10th, 2016

Did you catch Chris Froome sporting a logo free musette during the Olympic road race in Rio? I always love catching glimpses of this little retro style bag in a sea of state of the art garb and bike technology. While modern cycling musettes are made of cheap synthetics (designed to be discarded), my favorite vintage versions were made out of cotton (with a matching strap). Unusual examples include a snap fastener or flap closure but most of the ones you find on eBay are simply unstructured sacks with straps. I tend to shop by logo or color blocking. Here are a few examples that I gathered during a recent shopping expedition:

s-l1600-28

s-l1600-4

s-l1600-3

s-l1600-1

s-l500

s-l1600-31

s-l1600-30

s-l1600-29