Fancy some bike gear? Here are 7 items we love
The TreeHugger team has been hanging out in the mall, well actually, the virtual "crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods" called Fancy. There is a lot in there; some things which would never grace the pages of TreeHugger but others that would make a good post, answer a real need, or aren't too expensive. And, if you buy anything through TreeHugger, a percentage of the purchase helps keep our LED Christmas lights on.
Here is some of the bike stuff that we liked:
This is always useful. For just $24 you get everything you need to pry off a tire and put on a patch. You will still need a pump though. Don't know how to fix your own bike? Learn Basic Bike Repair with These 9 DIY Videos
Always be prepared. Whether it's a flat or a rusty chain, keep yourself on the go with the Bike Repair Kit.
We have shown quite a few ways to mount a bike on your wall, mostly expensive hand made designs that cost a lot of money. This one, at $75, is perhaps not as elegant as the others but it is really affordable. See also: Great Designs For Storing Your Bike In Small Apartments
If you need someplace to keep two bikes in your home, or simply don't want to put holes in your wall, this ingenious wall rack offers a fast, sleek-looking solution. It has the easiest installation process we've ever come across. Just lean it against the wall and presto. Gravity does the rest. Seriously, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see just how well it works. Great for all shapes and sizes of bikes.
Nothing brings out the commenters like a $650 wall mount, but we have shown the work of Woodstick before on TreeHugger, noting that "if you live in a small space and have to bring your bike inside, designs like these make a virtue out of necessity. They display your pride and joy artfully; they just look lovely." And they are not just cranked out:
The bike hanger is fully handcrafted and the texture is made from the carefully selected highest quality Oak wood stub cross cut, birch and Oak plates. It has unique design dimensions and shapes that you will not find in any other offer across the globe. The product has its own special character from all viewing angles that makes this product simply special.
As any bike enthusiast will attest, cycling isn't just a leisure sport or form of transportation. It's a culture and a language all its own. Bike Snob, written by one of cycling's most prolific bloggers, offers an insider's humorous take on the ins and outs of cycling, from its history and milestones to its wide range of bizarre practitioners.
Sometimes when I travel with my bike or have a meeting where I need a suit, I wonder why nobody makes a suit bag that works as a backpack. In fact, someone did, and it isn't even that expensive at $100.
The SuitSak is a garment bag that can be worn on your back.It allows you to carry your suit, shirt, tie, belt, shoes, toiletries, lunch, laptop, files, books and almost anything else you need for a day’s work.The SuitSak is a revolutionary Green idea that allows people to leave their cars at home and ride their bikes to work and still look good when they get there.
These mini-tools are really useful and not just for bikes. It sounds expensive at $36 but they last forever (or at least until you lose it)
This helpful Bike Mini Tool has an Integrated CO² Inflator. Includes 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8 mm Allen keys, Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, 25, and 30 torx wrenches and a bottle opener. The Inflator is designed for use on Presta Valves.
Ok, it is absolutely silly and a hipster cliché waiting to happen. But it is so cute. Just remember, don't drink and drive.
If you like wine and you like biking, you're going to love this. The handmade leather bike wine rack is perfect for taking wine with you on the go. It easily attaches to most bike frames with antique brass fasteners, while the hidden clamps hold the bottle securely. Best of all, the vegetable-tanned leather will only look better as it ages.