Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bicycle add-ons for toting and schlepping

Previously we had considered the multitude of options for different kinds of bikes especially designed to do work. Now we'll take a look at suppliers of bicycle add-ons to make any bike more useful and practical.

Rivendell Bicycle Works, Walnut Creek, California Our mission is to make things that wouldn't be made if we weren't here, to offer an alternative to racing-centric bikes and parts, and to espouse a different approach to riding. And to resurrect and keep healthy many of the better ideas, designs, and styles of bicycles, clothing, and accessories that we personally like to use or wear. If you'd like to know more, just ask. It's not a secret business we have here. -Grant

The CARGO is Tubus's all-purpose rear rack. The most popular, most versatile, the one that carries a basket best, if that matters to you, and the one to get unless you have heel clearance problems with most racks. The Sackville Saddlesack sits level, is easy to load & it never spills, tough as rocks but looks natty, has two outside pockets you can access while riding, and a snap-offable flap pocket so you can take your wallet-keys-cell phone with you when you leave your bike for a bit.

These folks in New Orleans have a good selection of bike bags and supplies.

Peter White Cycles 24 Hall Rd. Hillsborough, NH 03244 603 478 0900 (Phone) 603 478 0902 (Phax)

While we specialize in the touring and tandem arena, we also cater to road racing and cross country off road cyclists. Much of our own cycling is off road, though my wife and I both enjoy road riding on our singles as well as on our Co-Motion tandem.

We offer products that make the practical use of the bicycle easier and safer. As gasoline prices keep rising, making the use of automobiles less viable, properly equipped bicycles offer an environmentally friendly alternative. While some people can't use a bicycle for their everyday transportation, many others can. And in time, many more will have no choice but to alter their lifestyles so as to include bicycles for transportation. But many people don't know that good lights are available to make riding at night much safer, or that studded tires and special clothing are available that make riding in the winter or rain both safer and more fun. That's why we're here.

Wald Bicycle Baskets, in Maysville, KY, were not the first product Wald invented. Rather, it was a bicycle tire repair tool. But it didn't take long for Grandpa Ewald and Uncle Herman to recognize what a difference the bicycle basket could be. No other domestic bicycle parts manufacturer comes close to our longevity. When you purchase or use our products, you too become an integral part of that legacy. Thank you for your interest in our products. We hope you find something you need, or even better, something you like.

Nashbar Bike P.0. Box 1455 Crab Orchard, WV 25827

Arkel - Bike racks, panniers, clothing and more. Dealers in the USA, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Australia, and Africa.

1 comment:

  1. You need to check out the Xtracycle folks and their "Free Radical" kits. They're amazing.