The United States Post Office has implimented a major rate increase and is charging dimensional weight in some cases. Annette spent many hours this weekend adjusting our rates. Our goal is to come out even on shipping, not make money on it, so we simply try to average out the shipping costs. What this means is that sometimes you'll pay more than the actual cost for shipping, and other times less, but it should all even out in the end. We'll also be shipping more orders via Fed Ex Ground.
Our prototype porteur style all metal chaincase should be finished by Wednesday. We still don't have a manufacture for it, but we may be able to have a small quantity of them made here in Annapolis. It'll look like the one on the Goeland above. I'll post photos ASAP.
Full size and demi-portuer rack will enter production in the next month or so and we'll have more rear racks later this week. We are also considering importing Nitto Campee front and rear racks, the older French-style version.
We've sold out of the Simplex chain guards, but there is a fair chance we can get another case.
Yes, the Belleri porteur and city bike (Tour model) handlebars do take most models of bar-end shifters and inverse brake levers.
Finally, the price of the city bike frames will increase to $1275 next week, so get your orders in soon.
14 May, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 11:25:00 AM