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Shopping from Japan – Cyclo Tourist Bags

  Thanks to Bill Lane at Wall Bike for reprinting this pictographic feature on front handlebar bags from the Japanese magazine Cyclo Tourist.  Apart from Guu-Watanabe, Ostrich and Berthoud, many of the brands are new to me.   For reference, here is my post from 2008 showing the of the range of French, US and …

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Shopping from the Future: Vanilla Custom Bicycle

In April, I’ll be pre-registering for Paris-Brest-Paris. Although the Pencil was an early front runner, I’ll be riding my custom Vanilla lugged randonnee on the August 2011 ride. Acquiring the Vanilla was a bit like mail ordering from the future. I submitted a deposit in 2006 and took delivery in September 2010. The bike is …

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Archival Bicycles: Brevet Bikes

Chromed Canadian custom by rider/builder Nigel Press On Friday, I head up to The Dalles, Oregon, to participate in the Oregon Randonneur’s Oregon Blue Mountains 1000k brevet. If all goes well, this will be my last brevet on The Pencil, my trusty Rivendell road bike. In September–or so–I’ll be taking delivery of a custom randonnee …

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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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