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More Anodised Stuff

If we’re not blogging on about purple bike parts, we’re always looking out for other rad anodised stuff.

Whilst in Vancouver, Todd and I checked out the outdoor store Mountain Equipment Co-op, where we found these awesome anodised titanium Sporks by Japanese brand Snow Peak.

Snow Peak Spork

We just had to buy matching polo bike colours (Todd green, me blue). Besides, in our opinion, a Spork is another essential travel / court side item.

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Snap on, Snap off Water

When people see my bike for the first time, one of the most talked about parts on it is the detachable water bottle cage.

As part of my travels, I have spent so much time riding my polo bike around cities on hot summer days, being able to carry a water bottle has been essential. Then when I get to polo, I can just snap it off in an instant and I’m ready to play.

The cage mount is made by German company SKS. Any cage will fit on it, but I decided to go with a plastic model from Top Peak. I primarily liked the design but also the colour option – gold matches my hubs ;-)

Surprisingly a lot of people haven’t seen these brands before, but I’m sure they’ve got distribution in most countries, just get onto your local bike shop to order.

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Around Paul Components: Part One – Design Process

paul comp logoOn our travels through California, we took a slight detour to the small town of Chico to visit the lovely folk at Paul Components.

Having built up a great relationship over the past few years through email, it was nice to finally put some faces to the names behind the brand as well as look at how some of the most beautiful bike parts around are made.

We were greeted at the front door of the unassuming factory (although they like to call it the “shop”) by Kate Carmichael – a key cog in the Paul Components team.

After a catch up on each others latest doings; Kate had just got back from Bespoked Bristol, which she added was a huge success for the brand, we were ready for the famous guided shop tour. I was like an excited child the night before Christmas…

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