About 2 years ago, Jeff from Gnome bags made me this tool roll. I was sick of having to dig through my bags secondary pocket which was full of other random things I may need day to day. I decided to revisit it because I wondered what Jeff has been up to, and I still don’t know. Not much has changed with the tool roll, except that Tony has my chain break at the moment. The bag constantly gets beat up in my bag whether I dig past it, throw it on the floor or roll it out in whatever terrain I’m on. The quality is awesome and I couldn’t be happier to still be using it.
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I came across these CityLite lights the other day and thought they were interesting. I have no idea of their quality or functionality but they look interesting and they could be good. I have yet to find a convenient front light thats not bulky or has a mount so I look at these as something I can easily swap between bikes. I have used the gel lights and had battery issues and quality issues. While some of my friends ride without lights, I ride with 2 rears and no front currently. I like having a front light that I can turn on and off since cars are less likely to pull out on you or cut over real fast. I encourage lights as someone who travels home late night and I wanted to share another option as far as lights go. Ride safe.
I think these may come in handy in the up coming future, as well as 6 pack rides and what not…
Another awesome inexpensive product from Hold Fast, made right here in Baltimore! A cool thing about holdfast is when a concept is thought up, many things are taken in to consideration and there is a big military influence on certain products. Why would that be important? Well military grade items are made to withstand many different situations and as a cyclist, you may ride in many different variants of weather and conditions depending on your region. This product may not be as new but the colors are, so check them out over HERE!
Hold Fast pouches in store for not very much! Great way to support local made in USA (or made in Baltimore) products without breaking the bank! One is a lightweight tool bag and the other is a small pouch to put in your bag.
Tony is selling his Presto, and I’m really really really mad at him for it but I understand. The craigslist post is here and I can tell you some of the parts on it are pretty rare, we can even tell you who built the wheels quite a while back. I posted a flick that Tony snapped of it one day while we were at the park, I don’t think I hosted my flicks from that day…
Hold Fast put out a tool bag which is awesome to see them breaking out in to the accessories for cyclists. I have not seen this in person yet but I’m sure I will get my hands on it soon. Jeremiah only designs things of high quality and he has used something similar to this for years. I’m not surprised they are offering this so check out more information HERE.
This past weekend was nice…ya know what? this whole winter has been pretty nice. It’s been really mild and we’ve gotten a lot of good riding in. Dan Bacon has been taking full advantage of this weather right along with the rest of us grinding, gapping, and going hard. Yesterday while riding in PA he pushed his Volume Thrasher frame beyond the breaking point. RIP thrasher.
Colin is holed up in frigid Vermont for the next week or so. Rather then just eating pretzles and apple crisp the whole time, he snagged some photos of the Tangerine Dream by the fire for his sponsors, buddies, and hook ups: Spike, Balhogs, Hold Fast, and Wrahw.
Heres the roll:
Frame/Fork: MKE Bruiser 26
Bars: SPIKE 2pc High Bar
Sprocket: SPIKE Y6 33t
FRS: Sam Hanson Pro Hold Fast
Cranks: Profile 175s
Rims: MTX 33
Hubs: Sadio rear/All-City front