Since we're starting to make French style city bikes we needed a proper French handlebar. And what could be better than a Nitto Promenade bar from, well, Japan. This is a copy of the bar seen on countless continental city bikes and not a few porteurs.
We also now stock the Tange Passage alloy headset. The best $20 headset you'll ever find. It's nicely finished and perfectly acceptable for any city bike.
I found a stash of very nice and obviously high end downtube cable stops. The right-side one has a quick adjust lever that's handy. I think these may be DuraAce, but I'm not certain.
Finally, a city bike needs a tail light, so does a randonneur, so for those of you who like generator powered light we are stocking two B&M models.
I'll get the new products into the store later today and tomorrow.
As for news, next Monday is VO's first birthday so we'll have little sale. I'll put up a bunch of samples we've bought in the specials sections. We also have too many 650b tires and a few other odd items. We are very close to signing a lease on a little showroom/retail space so we're anxious to de-clutter before moving in.
21 March, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 2:23:00 PM