Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Prolly's BFF Edit Part #2

BFF09 Week Edit pt. 2 from John Prolly on Vimeo.

I am sure everyone has seen this by now; but there is some really great stuff in this video.

Bruiser Update

Word from the factory...they are due to ship next week!

Sorry for the delay, but in an effort to maintain a 42mm chainline with 400mm chainstays and still give you enough room for 38c+ tires we had to re-engineer the bottom bracket area and consequently pushed delivery back a bit.

We would love to show you what we've done, but since the latest heist of our drawings, we aren't so forthgiving anymore. You'll have to trust us.

Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered; we really appreciate your patience.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gilles Berthoud Leather Saddles

All Images © Ben's Cycle

THICK leather tops, Gilles Berthoud pantographed brass washers and a secretive dyeing process for the beautiful cork coloring. Well done, very classy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Prolly Bruiser Edit

BFF09 Week Edit pt. 1 from John Prolly on Vimeo.

John's putting together a piece for the 09 Bicycle Film Festival. Nice cuts from a "leisurely" day in the Big Apple. Did we see a smidgen of sunshine? naaaaaaa.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


COG Magazines online? I just want to assure everyone we are doing this as a favor for our good friends at COG Magazine; since shipping is huge part of our business we thought we could take some of the grind out of their day.

You may have noticed a similarity between the way COG sells their magazine and the way we sell their magazine, US shipping, Canada shipping, International shipping; except at our site you can just tack a issue on an existing order and don't have to pay special shipping for the magazine(unless of course the magazine is all you want).

We still offer 10 free issues for the first online purchases of the day and if you walk into our shop they are free for the taking. But rest assured if you buy an issue or order a subscription from our site ALL of the money goes to COG MAG.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bootleg Sessions v.3 - Available Now!

If you haven't pre-ordered your copy from Bootleg Sessions direct, we have a limited quantity available. v.1 and v.2 sold out pretty fast and with good reason, check out prolly's review here.

Chrome Bags Online!

80% of our 25+ shop employees have been using Chrome as their regular goto bag for years; whether it be a backpack, roll-top or messenger. They are comfortable, extremely durable, reasonably priced and not to mention still made in the USA. You really can't go wrong.

So which bag do the others use? The second runner up is local Milwaukee fav' Shaggy of "Shag Bags". Want something out of the ordinary, I sincerely recommend emailing Shaggy!

Last but not least, we have Crumpler; an affordable bag from the creative minds down under.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

COG MAG #06!

Another stellar issue! As always, the first 10 orders of the day get a free copy; but if you want to make sure you get yours, go here.

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