Over the next couple of days we'll add a bunch of products to the specials section of the store. Most of these items are things I ordered as samples and decided not to stock. There are some city handlebars, Berthoud bags, lights.... There will also be few items we wish we could carry, but are no longer available.
We plan to start carrying a small selection of VAR tools in the shop section. VAR tools are regarded as among the very best bike tools available and have been hard to get in the US. We have a nice, but very economical model #22 tool for 22mm cranks (this fits almost all modern cranks) at only $7.50. We also have the two sided professional tool that fits 22mm and 23mm (TA) cranks at $25. This is one of the few TA sized tools available. We can also special order Stronglight removers.
I was pleasantly surprised to see the new version of the Kalloy Uno seat post. It is finished in a matt silver with no logos. It is very light and has an oval interior shaft profile for strength and a good bit of setback. The styling, while modern, is very attractive. At $22 this has to be one of the all best time seat post bargains.
We also have more of the Routens/Huret seatposts for those of you who like unusual designs of historic significance
Another nice new item is the Salsa tubular steel water bottle cage. It's a bit more traditional looking than the Delta cage and very nicely made.
22 August, 2006
Posted by Velo Orange at 1:05:00 PM