27 February, 2015
20 February, 2015
|We should call this the Roberto.|
Posted by VeloOrange at 11:20:00 AM
11 February, 2015
Here's a quick rundown of frames and other products we'll be putting in stock:
- Pass Hunter
We also got some new Panaracer 650b 42mm folding bead tires. They have the classic Pasela tread. Keep an eye out for those on the New Products page.
Edit: Updated Campeur geometry chart to reflect new 26" frames: http://support.velo-orange.com/#campeur.html
Posted by VeloOrange at 2:50:00 PM
09 February, 2015
Our staff has very diverse riding styles which lead to an interesting assortment of favorite things.
Scott , who wrote the first "favorite things" post has a long history of touring, randonneuring, and sleeping short hours at 7-11s while on brevets. By the way, he brought in a few stellar photos of him back in the day touring on a Rocky Mountain Cirrus and sporting a handlebar moustache. I might post them later, if you're interested.
As our series of favorite things continues, the rest of our staff will submit their lists.
I'm going to cheat a little bit on this one; it'll be a line of products instead of one item: Grand Cru Headsets. This line features sealed cartridge bearings, classic styling, simplicity, and affordability. A crazy good value for something that will last years and years of hard riding.
Grand Cru Handlebar Bag. Big enough that I can fit everything I want to bring for touring and commuting, but not so big that I also need a smaller bag for regular rides. Also, my camera bag fits inside of it perfectly (Lowepro Rezo 170 AW).
Posted by VeloOrange at 3:13:00 PM
03 February, 2015
linear pull version for V-brakes and MTB disc brakes, or in regular pull for canti brakes, caliper brakes, or road discs. So there are four versions: silver linear pull, black linear pull, silver regular pull, and black regular pull.
Speaking of questions: please send us an e-mail if you have one and we'll be happy to answer promptly. No one here regularly checks Twitter or Facebook for questions.
Our delayed second January delivery should arrive in one to two weeks and most of the remaining out of stock items will be here then.
Posted by VeloOrange at 1:30:00 PM
30 January, 2015
|This is the matching front hub.|
Posted by VeloOrange at 12:52:00 PM
28 January, 2015
Mojave cage in three positions, higher or lower as best fits your frame. You can also mount it on newer frames with three water bottle screw bosses. We think the three attachment point system is a great idea and you'll see it on some of our future frames.
|Mojave Cage compared to the standard-size Retro Cage.|
Posted by VeloOrange at 3:20:00 PM
27 January, 2015
We've decided we're going to have a few more of these favorite things posts. I do a lot of city riding, so many of these items are influenced by that.
Postino bars were the first thing to come to mind for me. They're sporty with a 0 rise, and elegant with their subtle curves; a perfect city bar in my opinion. The angles are comfortable and the width is nice for wheelies. I've got mine on an old Peugeot, but they also pair well with the Pass Hunter.
cork grips? They're comfortable and look great. You can shellac them if you're worried about them getting dirty, but personally I prefer them bare. Of course, I also think white bar wrap looks good when it gets dirty. It's like an old t-shirt you've worn so many times that it's broken in and soft.
zero setback seatpost is a more recent favorite of mine. It's a simple and well designed seatpost. The single bolt clamp is easy to work with and the ovalized tubing gives it extra strength. Besides, the black gloss finish is so choice. I probably bring up colors more than I should. Just ask my coworkers.
Fairweather tires. These aren't your cheap-o colored rubber tires that you throw on your Walmart fixie. They're real road and touring tires made by Panaracer. The algae traveler tires are probably my favorite out of the bunch. They're kind of blue and kind of green. Depends on what light you have them in. When paired with the right frame, they make the color really pop.
Posted by VeloOrange at 2:43:00 PM
23 January, 2015
Posted by VeloOrange at 12:57:00 PM
21 January, 2015
In the last installment, we talked about how to install a bottom bracket into your new VO frame. This time, we'll discuss selecting a drop handlebar for your new ride.
First, we need to get some terminology straight.
- Drop Handlebar - the most common type of handlebar for road riding, touring, and randonneuring, typically allowing a more aerodynamic riding position than upright city-style bars. Lots of hand positions.
- Stem Clamp diameter - The measurement outside to outside of the area that clamps to the stem.
- 26.0mm - standard road handlebars
- 25.4mm - standard city, upright, and MTB bars (although many have gone to 31.8mm).
- Brake Lever Clamp diameter - The measurement outside to outside of the bar to which your brake levers and shifters clamp.
- 23.8mm - standard road components: think bar-end shifters, integrated brake/shift levers sometimes referred to as "brifters," road brake levers (aero and non-aero), interruptor or "cross" brake levers, and Guidonnet levers.
- 22.2mm - standard city and mountain components: trigger shifters, grip shifters, and some inverse brake levers.
- Width - Measured center to center of the end of the handlebar.
- Reach - The measurement from the center of the stem clamp to the center to the farthest portion of the forward extension.
- Drop - Measurement from the center of the stem clamp to center of the lowest portion of the handlebar.
- Tops - Portion of the handlebar to the left and right of the stem clamp.
- Ramps - Forward extension of a drop bar from the stem clamp.
- Hoods - Position on the hoods.
- Hooks - Portion of the handlebar that transitions into the drops.
- Drops - Portion of the drop handlebar that gets you lower and more aerodynamic.
- Flare - Difference between width of drops and center to center width of ramps. Taking half the difference gives you the flare for each side of a drop handlebar.
Dajia Shallow Drop (Adrian's favorite, which she used on her C&O trip). The ramp section is shorter for a lower reach to the hoods and the drops are shallower so you don't need to lean over quite as much to find an aerodynamic position. The bar has 0 flare, which allows you snake through the peloton or around parked cars without worry of snagging. This bar is very popular for modern style builds as well as for people wanting a shorter reach bar.
What should the next installment of the series be?
Posted by VeloOrange at 2:04:00 PM