We now have blue Elinors back in stack and more blacks too! Olives are on the way. All with new and improved rubber-coated hooks.
A film featuring vignettes with all types of cyclers. They share the importance and meaning of riding in their lives. I've always believed if you're passionate about bicycles and riding, you probably have a backstory. This film gives people the opportunity to share their stories.
As promised, we now have straps available. They are intended for use with the Orpington, but fit nicely through the Brooks saddle's bag loops. At 3/4" wide they are slightly broader than the typical 5/8" straps. But the Brooks loops are designed to handle this slightly wider strap. The straps are about 8-12" long and handmade by an Amish harness maker. They're sell individually for $4 and are available now in our webstore.
We just shipped an order out to Practical Cycles in the UK. Practical Cycles is right up my alley. They are a dealer of cargo bikes and related gear and we’re proud to be associated with them.
When the Practical Cycles owner contacted me to inquire about selling our bags, he mentioned that he’d ordered a Dolliver bag this past summer. He liked it so much and wanted to be a dealer. I know we have a lot of traffic from the UK on our website, but not all that many buyers. Well, now you'll be able to get Ironweed bags faster and with lower cost carriage!
The Wheelhouse in Detroit Michigan also became an Ironweed dealer last week. Right after we shipped them their first Ironweed order, my Bicycle Times arrived in my mailbox and Detroit was the cover story. The article featured Detroit Bikes, but also cited the Wheelhouse as the premier shop and the center of local bike culture in Detroit.
We’re happy to have both the Wheelhouse and Practical Cycles as part of the Ironweed family. Welcome!
Now that we're into the cyclocross season, I thought I'd share this short film from the British Pathé website It features the 1966 Mudlarks cyclocross race.
I wasn't sure what a mudlark was, so I looked it up. According to the dictionary a mudlark is:
The "mudlarks" will descend upon the fine city of Iowa City next weekend for the 10th edition of Jingle Cross. If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and check it out.
By the way, I love the British Pathé historic clips website! It's a treasure trove of wacky old short films with lots of bicycle related shorts.