24 September, 2007

New Arrivals

Just in:

ViVa bag supports
are very light and work perfectly with Ostritch and Carraidice saddle bags. They can be installed without removing your seat post. I'm selling my Bagman!

ViVa bag loops allow you to add bag loops to any saddle.

Rubber chain slap guards are standard on many classic constructeur bikes. Unfortunately they are no longer being made and may soon be very rare. We are trying to restart production. The black and brown ones are all gone.

Modolo Gran Fondos bars are back in stock.

Constructeur front racks are back in stock.


Anonymous said...


Could you, perhaps, show us a picture of the bag support in use?
Thanks. (I am confused by what are appatently another set of bag loops on the unit)

Chris Kulczycki said...

Those bag loops (there are actually 4 of them on the current version) are there so you can strap stuff to the support. It can be used to carry a small backpack, rolled up jacket, bottle of pastis, etc, as well as a saddle bag

Edward said...

I'll be very interested to put mine to use. After seeing the old Nitto uplift crack near the seat tube clamp, I've been wary of bag supports that relied on the clamp for all of its strength. The Bagman moves the stressed area to the seat rail clamp and when the rack tubes stay put in the clamp, it works well.

How does the ViVa avoid overstressing its seat post attachment?

Thanks, Ed Felker

Mike said...

Could you give some measurements for the Viva rack? I'm curious to see how well it would work out my Carradice Barely bag.

RussRoca said...

I was wondering if you could recommend a drill bit to put holes in the tangs or maybe a small tutorial (do you use a punch first or just go in and drill it?). I love bikes but am not the most mechanically inclined so I'd hate to butcher a rack.


Chris Kulczycki said...

Russ, An instruction sheet that covers all this is included with every rack, unless we forget to put it in, in which case we'll e-mail it.

Anonymous said...

Could you use old innertubes to make chain slap guards? I think it would be a matter of careful slicing and gluing/vulcanizing to the approximate length.

I just wonder how important using new materials is to the engineering for such a guard? For colors, well, yeah, but I have a painted rubber mudflap from Peruvian street vendors that looks pretty cool.