23 January, 2015

Snakeskin Fenders, Yellow Campeurs, and Other News

By Chris
We have some new hammered fenders. They are 50mm wide, so you can run up to 42mm tires, and they're available in 700c and 650b sizes. The 650b size also fits 26" wheels pretty well. They have a new hammered pattern that we designed: upon seeing the prototypes we were reminded of a snake, though one staffer says they're more like fish scales.
What do you think? Do they look like snakeskin?
In any case, they are a nice option for lots of bikes, including Polyvalents, Campeurs, and, with a little squeezing at the chainstay, Pass Hunters.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecafe/15693757394/
We made a special production run on Campeurs in yellow for our distributor in Thailand. They also have a lovely seat tube decal.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bikecafe/16290232536/
I really like this color; we may use it on a regular production frame in the future.

In other news:

Almost all of us at VO use Rema tube patch kits. Everyone should carry a patch kit, even if you carry a spare tube. There will be that rare ride when you flat twice. And patch kits weigh almost nothing. Many shops carry them, as does VO now.

Our second January container has been delayed, but it should arrive in a few weeks. We'll be getting more Campeur frames, including the new 26" model, and more Pass Hunters. We'll also have more Porteur racks, Short and Shallow bars, and a bunch of other stuff.

You may notice that this post has a byline. That's because more VO staffers are writing posts. In the past you could assume that anything without a byline was written by me, Chris, but now I get a byline, too.

16 comments:

Philip Kim said...

jeez that yellow is awesome

Josh Thompson said...

Love the yellow! It would be a great color for a Pass Hunter, just sayin'...

A said...

Those fenders are hot. Love the extra room over the 45mm hammered fenders.

teamdarb said...

That color is fantastic. The fenders... not so.

Brian Sims said...

How are your wider Noir fenders coming along? Might we see a 50mm snakeskin Noir fender soon? That would be hot!

Ryan said...

Love this pattern fender and the width! Will these be available through QBP or only through the site?

Wanderlust said...

Snakeskin fender's are are pretty sweet,the would look good on my Campeur.

Addison Quarles said...

Please, oh please make the yellow Campeur happen stateside!

Anonymous said...

Yellow would be very nice on that new frame....

Mark Holm said...

Nice yellow. Fenders are cool, too. Too bad I can't be buying either now.

jsk_online said...

50mm is a great size for 650b x 42mm tires -- are they aluminum? Can you post their height?

Anonymous said...

been waiting for a VO hammered fender to fit 650bx42mm for while. i'm a bit on the fence with these though. installed pics would be very helpful...

dana the tall said...

re: the 26" campeur - how big a frame will you offer?

American Flaneur said...

LOVE the yellow.

Anonymous said...

Yellow Campeurs for the States, too, please!

herne hill said...

Can you make these snakeskin fenders in black, pleeeeease? They would be perfect and a big seller for retro-modern bikes, especially my orange crosser.