We just keep getting new stuff. The Amish baskets arrived and they are even nicer than the samples. They used slightly narrower strips that they say are stronger, but they are also even prettier.
In case you didn't read about them I'll repeat this from a previous post:
"Eli Hershberger and his family, with four small kids, make baskets in rural Minnesota. They are an Amish family who grow their own food on a small plot, keep one horse and a cow, and use a generator to power their saw. Since the road outside their farm has been closed they've had no place to sell their baskets. You can't drive too far in a horse and buggy."
These baskets are one of the few ways the Hershbergers can make money. It's their main family business. Again, a big thanks to Neil Berg for arranging all this.
Here are the specs:
Small basket-- 8.5" x 9.5" x 12", 1 lbs, 10 oz. $38
Large basket--10" x 11" x 12", 2 lbs, 12 oz $65
Pannier-- 11.5" x 12.5" x 7", 2 lbs, 1 oz (each) $95 PER PAIR
They're in the store now and I'll e-mail those of you who reserved them.
We now have some Simplex Chainguards and Pellisier hubs and Belleri "Tour" city bike bars. The French Rando bars also arrived ($40)
20 April, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 7:29:00 AM