08 January, 2008


I'm back from vacation and completely overwhelmed. There are hundreds of e-mails to answer and orders to process, and a ceiling-high stack of deliveries to open. Here are some of the items that arrived:

We have the new VO leather handlebar tape in honey and black. It looks really nice, cleanly skived (beveled) with good quality mounting tape and nice consistant color. There is a diagonal joint in each piece as on Brooks tape, but it's nicely sewn. I'll take photos and have it on the site soon.

We have a new model VO fender for 700c and 27" wheels. It's like our current 45mm fender but with a satin finish anodized finish and these are pre-drilled so mounting is very easy.

Our 650b fenders are not in the shipment as they should have been; I'll investigate.

We have a new VO bar plug that's a bit like the Velox plugs, but nicer.

We recieved our new expandable silver VO aluminum bar plugs.

I'll write more tomorrow and try to post a few photos of these and other new products.


tom said...

It all sounds great. I'm building a new track bike, with a vintage cream and red paint job and a full dura ace groupset. I'll be ordering some of the bar tape, a leather top-tube protector and other assorted goodies to set it off. Keep up the great website. Cheers, Tom.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Chris. We've all been awaiting...


jonah said...

This is sort of off topic and might be the last thing you'd like to think about, being so busy, but I'm curious about those eighties shimano non-aero brake levers. Are there untapped warehouse stores of those things? They aren't exactly vintage, but they sure are beautiful and nice to use.


bikeville said...

that is one dubious thing about vacations, is all the stuff that has piled up since your were gone.

I have tried dealing with emails while away, much to my wife's dismay, and completely avoiding them, have have to come back to hundreds of emails.

hopefully your vacation was nice.

Jim G said...

Looking forward to photos of the new fenders!

Anonymous said...

I keep looking on the store page for the like-Velox-but-nicer rubber bar plugs...know you're busy, but soon, maybe? Colors other than black, maybe?
Thanks, Tom in Austin, TX.