Bicycling

Archival Field Trip – Alex Singer (Paris)

Gabe and Sara outside the Alex Singer shop Last August, post Paris-Brest-Paris, we had the pleasure of visiting the Alex Singer shop on 53, Rue de Victor Hugo, in northwest Paris. The historic Singer shop has a reputation for producing some of the most stunning, steel cyclo-tourist and racing bikes in the world. Visiting the …

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Archival Review: Filson totes

Filson wool totes Tin cloth tote (new tan webbing) On Sunday, Sara and I did a quick spot check on the new totes at the Filson flagship store in Portland, Oregon. It’s a little early in the season for wool, but apparently the new versions are selling–even the crazy electric blue/black plaid tote (a version …

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Archival Review: Handlebar Bags

Ostrich Bag (Velo-Orange) Custom jobber, Dan Boxer Bicycles (not for sale) Lynne F’s Acorn (the new champ) Rivendell Boxy Baggins Bag (no longer available) Gilles Berthoud GB 2086 Handlebar Bag (Wallingford Bicycles) Ruth’s Tough Traveler Inujirushi Handlebar Bag (Jitensha Studio or Japan) Co-Ltd. Guu-Watanabe (Japan) Another clutter catching Rivendell Baggins (available model) Cecil’s olive tweed …

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Shopping From Japan

Shopping from Japan: French Work Jackets

French Work Jacket–Dead Stock (Explorer Import Select Shop) Workwear clothing shop, Charleville-Mezieres, France Gilles Berthoud mechanic, Pierrot, in his blue work coat Welding a rack at Cycles Gilles Berthoud I’ve been a longtime admirer of the restylized, Kempel-brand blue work jackets sold by the Japanese web shop, Explorer. This style of jacket has a tailored …

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Shopping from Japan: French workwear jacket

FRENCH WORK JACKET–DEAD STOCK–DK.BLUE Workwear clothing shop, Charleville-Mezieres, France Top Gilles Berthoud mechanic, Pierrot, in his blue work coat Welding a rack at Cycles Gilles Berthoud (coutesy Wallbike.com) I’ve been a longtime admirer of the restylized, Kempel-brand blue French workwear jackets sold by the Japanese web shop, Explorer. This style of work jacket has a …

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