It’s almost kinda nearly Christmas! Which means a few presents are likely in order. Here’s our hot list of gift ideas for the cyclist in your life (or yourself, you deserve it!).
At least a few of us are probably familiar with the discordant, clanging ditty of a U-lock as it bounces around on our handlebars. Oopsmark must’ve had enough of this din and so they created the U-Lock Holster. Handmade in Montreal from vegetable-tanned leather, the holsters can be fitted to your saddle, front basket or rear pannier rack. Convenient and cool.
Bon Chapeau is a Melbourne-based hand embroidery practice specialising in depicting the cycling scene (or, as Sophie more succinctly refers to herself: “a velo stitch-bitch”). These ripper embroideries are sketched from photographs, capturing the beauty of cycling in such gloriously fine detail that we can’t take our eyes off them. Hint hint …
Pretty as a Picture
Vintage Cycling Posters by Andrew Edwards is a mouth-watering collection of vintage posters dating from the late 19th-century to the 1970s. These divine full-colour posters chronicle the style and speed of cycling throughout the years. Not only can you look and touch, you can display them too: each poster is detachable from the spine and ready for framing.
Hungry bags are designed and sewn by Harry in his garage in Sydney. We reckon The Muncher is particularly appetising (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves) – a high-performance, handlebar mounted bikepacking feedbag that looks cool to boot.
“Design is often a balance between aesthetics and function,” reflects Mick Peel of Busyman Bicycles. His leatherwork creations walk that line with undeniable panache. Except for digital design illustration, every component of a Busyman Bicycles saddle is made by hand, by Mick. The saddle and tape set with pink and bronze detailing features a design by artist Eric Bones.
Words: Georgia Thomas