06 June, 2013

The Sample Box

Once every few weeks our agent in Taiwan packs up samples and prototypes from various factories and sends them to us. Sometimes it's just odd bits, new hardware for fenders, a new color of cable housing, etc. But this time we got some really interesting stuff.

Here is a nice 10-tooth jockey wheel. It comes with shims to fit many derailleurs. Modern derailleurs use 11-tooth wheels, so it's getting hard to find replacements for vintage derailleurs.
This is the new black Grand Cru headset. I think it's rather handsome.
How about this stainless steel cable housing? It should be perfect for restoring older bikes. It has a modern low-friction lining, but no plastic coating on the outside.
A Velo Orange expedition rim? What were we thinking?
Neat stuff, but we're saving the best for last. Casey will explain tomorrow.

11 comments:

Wes Ewell said...

I like the direction you seem to be heading with your new products. Can't wait to see your 29er.

Anonymous said...

Stainless steel cable housing? Yes Please!

Nick W.

Anonymous said...

Metal jockey wheels can be loud - any chance of having it made of Delrin or a similar plastic instead?

Gunnar Berg said...

I really like the cable housing.

ScottM said...

I have an older version of the housing and love it. I'd be happy putting it on my other bikes.

Anonymous said...

I'd love those jockey wheels. I love Bullseye pulleys, but the last ones have gotten stupid expensive.

Color options? Include green, too, please!

Owen

Anonymous said...

Cool stuff,esp.the SS cable housing and the jockey wheels!

Cheers,
Chris W.

Alan said...

Jockey wheels- yes, multiple colors!

Peter said...

Sealed bearings on the jockey wheels? And if you can include washers to replace older 40s/50s wheels on 3 and 4-speed derailleurs, then there'll finally be a durable substitute for old French gear like Simplex, Huret and Cyclo.

David Scott said...

Any chance you could get/make a reproduction pearl cable housing like the old campagnolo stuff? I suspect that would sell well

eric said...

ten tooth drillium Jockey Wheels yes please! Green, red, blue, silver, black... whatever. Jeez... I suppose you could even anodize the precision bearing sealing face a contrast color too...... and make custom VO script for that bearing's face.... and create green vegan hydrocarbon free VO grease of some sort... made from Maryland roadkill possum livers and green algae... Ok... I'm stopping now...