Archive For The “Covet” Category

The News Cycle for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

By | June 13, 2012

 Watch For Bikes Initiative [The Urban Country] In lieu of proper bike infrastructure, how can drivers and cyclists better co-exist on our streets? This is a question that is pondered frequently on this website and was the basis for our ‘i share the road’ campaign. An annual initiative called “Watch For Bikes” also attempts to address this [...]

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Covet: Bike Rack Birdhouse by Dimini

By | September 18, 2011

Love the look of this birdhouse bike rack by Toronto-based Dimini.

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Covet: Woodgrain Bike Frames

By | June 21, 2011

Beautiful:

Via Rob’s Woodgrain Bike Frames

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Covet: PDW Takeout Basket

By | June 10, 2011

A front basket with a lock holder and bag that fits “a six pack of bottles, five burritos, three chinchillas or an extra layer of clothing” makes this one of the best basket/bag combos I’ve seen.
And there’s even a video:

Port…

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Covet: Ethical Bike Care Products from ORONTAS

By | May 11, 2011

It’s that time of year again when you’re cleaning the winter from your bikes (or for those more seasonal bike riders, the dust) and to keep your ride rolling with ease it’s going to take more than elbow grease. Made by Toronto-based Orontas, this line of lubricants and cleaners not only look great they’re also [...]

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Covet: Road Holland Jerseys

By | February 25, 2011

Over the past year I’ve learned to embrace the fact that traditional cycling clothes are quite beneficial on longer rides. They are cut to match your position, feature waist grippers to keep your shirt in place and the pockets are simply handy.  Last year, I purchased a polyester long-sleeve jersey and while I find myself [...]

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Covet: 2011 Via Line From Giant

By | November 27, 2010

After countless years producing quality road, mountain and hybrid bicycles, Giant has entered into the upright city bike market for 2011. A unique steel diamond frame with twin top tubes that curve at the seat tube to form seat stays on the “men’s” version work to create a very distinct look (see below). On the [...]

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Covet: YNOT Bags Made in Toronto

By | November 24, 2010

Here’s a fifth addition to the four cycling bags I recently “coveted.” Based in Toronto, YNOT Cycle, run by Tom Mosher, has recently expanded to a new location and continues cranking out custom bags for local riders. From the massive, carry-everything-you-own Cobra to the roll-top and room for plenty Gulper (pictured above) Tom and his [...]

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Covet: ku. Bicycle-themed Jewelry

By | November 18, 2010

Brooklyn-based artist Takahiro Kudo crafts this wonderful miniature bicycle parts as jewelry.

More designs at ku. jewelry

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Covet: Four Panniers With Style

By | November 11, 2010

Sometimes you just don’t want to carry a bag. Active transportation can mean a little sweat, and carrying a bag is a quick way to dampen a shirt. But, with so many active Torontonians using bicycles to get to work and school, you still need to carry books, computers and lunches with you. Enter the [...]

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Covet: Four Panniers With Style

By | November 11, 2010

Sometimes you just don’t want to carry a bag. Active transportation can mean a little sweat, and carrying a bag is a quick way to dampen a shirt. But, with so many active Torontonians using bicycles to get to work and school, you still need to carry books, computers and lunches with you. Enter the [...]

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On The Blogs: Stylish Bike Seat Covers

By | November 10, 2010

Duncan highlights some very nice bike seat colours, via the Deadly Nightshades: Customize your bicycle with an amazing, durable, one-o-a-kind seat cover from THE GILD. Locally produced using recycled materials and love. Each cover includes a removable foam insert for comfortable riding, while a shaped overhang, elastic cording and toggle at the base ensures a [...]

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On The Blogs: Poka Cycle Accessories

By | November 7, 2010

Duncan blogs about Suzanne Carlsen, who makes and sells some seriously good looking bike accessories on Poka Cycle Accessories: Suzanne Carlsen wants your bicycle to be very “interesting.” To help you achieve this task she’s hand making chainguards, headbadges and some cycling-friendly bags. Read the full post on Duncan’s City Ride. Related posts:On The Blogs: [...]

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Covet: Backpacks for the Cycling Commuter

By | October 27, 2010

Fall weather is upon in Toronto and that means more rain, cooler temperatures and more reasons to carry more things with you. A change of clothes, a laptop, books, lunch… the list goes on. While messenger bags are a popular choice many people prefer backpacks because they are less likely to shift and can feel [...]

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On The Blogs: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets

By | September 30, 2010

via Duncans City Ride: With fall weather comes wetter days, chillier winds and the need to add an extra layer when cycling around town. I recently viewed a few men’s cycling jackets that look just as good on or off of your bicycle. Today, it’s time to see what’s available for women Read the full [...]

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Covet: Four Women’s Cycling Jackets

By | September 30, 2010

With fall weather comes wetter days, chillier winds and the need to add an extra layer when cycling around town. I recently viewed a few men’s cycling jackets that look just as good on or off of your bicycle. Today, it’s time to see what’s available for women: The Portland jacket by Showers Pass has [...]

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Covet: Wax Jacket and Bike to Work Pants from San Fran’s Betabrand

By | September 27, 2010

San Francisco-based Betabrand are just a small part of the growing clothing companies who are creating “casual-functional” cycling clothing. Their Wax Jacket has a slim motorcycle jacket fit. Waxed cotton is an “old-timey” outdoor fabric that appears to be having a little renaissance in the cycling community. The Wax Jacket also features reflective piping along [...]

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Covet: PAC Designs Bags

By | September 3, 2010

I’ll admit, I’m pretty new to the Toronto cycling scene. I’ve never been a courier and when I first started commuting (way up to the middle of nowhere) I rarely encountered other cyclists.
Now that I’m living closer to downtown and cycling all over the city I can certainly understand the demand for quality cycling bags. [...]

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Covet: Men’s Cycling Jackets

By | September 2, 2010

Maybe it’s because I’m too big a fan of Mad Men, or maybe it’s because working from home means I get too much wear out of my t-shirts and jeans, but seeing big labels make jackets with cycling style really has me longing for more reasons to “suit up.”
J. Lindeberg recently introduced the “Dreyden” blazer [...]

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Covet: SHIFTY Cycling Clothes That Don’t Look Like Cycling Clothes

By | August 30, 2010

I really like these cycling clothes from Los Angeles. Anyone know of someone doing something like this in Canada?

See Jen Diamond for SHIFTY designs here.

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Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls

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Covet: The reCYCLEr Gilbert Vanden Heuvel at ShopGirls

By | August 22, 2010

Discarded bicycle parts become functional everyday items like salt and pepper shakers and serving trays when placed in the hands of Ontario artist Gilbert Vanden Heuvel.
On display and for sale at ShopGirls in Parkdale, these designs allow you to bring your bicycle love indoors, without worrying about getting grease stains on everything.
More items and designs [...]

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Covet: Repurposed Car Parts and Inner Tubes Become Mariclaro Bags

By | August 10, 2010

Way back when I bought my first used car, friends of mine took me to a local scrapyard. We searched for abandoned and forgotten parts to “spruce” up my new ride. Had I had a bit more ingenuity, I may have stripped down the old car seats and removed the seat belts to make beautiful [...]

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Covet: Handmade Messenger Bags Created Right Here in Toronto

By | August 9, 2010

Did you know that there are not one but two companies crafting handmade messenger bags in Toronto (possibly more)?
Push the Envelope has been creating distinctive messenger bags since 1995.
Under the Weather was started in Amsterdam in 2000, relocating to Toronto in 2001.
Two exciting messenger bag brands that call Toronto home!
Visit the Push the Envelope web [...]

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