26 February, 2013

Container is Here

Good news everyone! Our first spring container has arrived and in addition to the items that are going back in stock, there are a few new items that will blow your mind.

First: You know how we have a Fluted Double and Triple? Now we have a Fluted Single.  Bam!

  • 3/32" chainring
  • CNC'd Stainless 46 tooth chainring for maximum durability
  • 110 BCD
  • Available in 165 or 170mm.

Second: We’ve gotten a lot of requests from frame builders and shops to offer a blank chainguard for custom applications and installations. So here’s our Plume-Alaire with no etching, no drilling, and no logo. Make sure you send us pictures with your custom etchings!

Third: Our Gran Compe brake levers have gone drilled! These will make you faster…because they’re drilled.  Plus they look awesome.  We are one step closer to making a drillium group.

Here's a short list of things that are back in stock, or will be coming back in stock the next couple days as we comb through the container load:
Make sure you sign up for product alerts to receive an email when the item is back in stock.


22 February, 2013

Gone Ice Fishin'...

Our technical staff is on its way to Minnesota for Frostbike. Hopefully we'll see some of you at our booth.

While it's always best to email your technical questions, this is especially true for today (Friday) and Monday (2/25). They won't be answered as speedily as usual, but they will be answered.

19 February, 2013

New Handlebar Bags, made in Maryland

This is the final prototype of a new bag we'll be stocking. It's being made for us by an artisanal
sewing shop right here in Maryland. They are in an old stone mill overlooking a trout stream. A very cool shop with a very talented staff..

The fabric is heavy treated cotton canvas. The color is hunter green (my camera phone didn't get the shade right.) Wickett and Craig of Pennsylvania provide the oiled bridle leather for trim. The hardware is brass. One of the neat features is the stiffener which goes in a long sleeve so no plastic is exposed.
They are designed to be used with, or without, a decaleur. I think quality is better than the Ostrich bags we used to import from Japan. They are very roomy, a little shorter than the Ostrich bags front-to-back, but also  a little taller.

We should have the first small batch in a few weeks. Cost will be around $200.

12 February, 2013

Inconvenience Sale Extended...

The mail truck we almost filled yesterday.
Most orders go via Fed-Ex Ground.
A guest post by Annette

I'm pretty surprised by the overwhelming response to the sale; you'd think we'd never run one before. We're so swamped that we won't be able to clear out the backlog at least until tomorrow (Feb 13), and international orders are even worse.

So for the continued inconvenience, Chris has decreed the sale be extended to 11:59pm today, February 12, Eastern Standard Time. The same exceptions apply: no sale on frame kits or complete builds.

Those who ordered after the first cutoff of 11:59pm February 10 will be credited the 20% to their credit cards (once all of the orders are packed and outta here)