Stuff to buy – 35mm film canister bottles, Bikenomics, and The Derailleur Project
I’ve been a bit slack on the old product coverage for a while, so I’d better put that right, at least for today. There are so many stories that are constantly churning around in the cycling world that I get caught up in responding to those, and of course, my rants usually stubbornly refuse to be silenced. I try, but there’s no reasoning with them.
So, let’s just get into it, shall we? I’ll keep it short and sweet, as we are an easily distracted bunch these days and if that happens in the next minute or two, at least you will have seen this, and your day can then slowly go downhill from this print-related selection of good times – 35mm film canister bottles, Bikenomics, and The Derailleur Project.
The trendoids over at Mash have some decent stuff to sell you, but what gets my attention are the classic 35mm film canister bottles. For $10USD a bottle, you can show your allegiance to the film of your choice that you certainly haven’t used in over ten years, but more likely, ever. I don’t care about any of that, I just think these bottles are a cool bit of design, and I like photography, so I appreciate the reference. As far as I know, only Mash has these, but they’ll ship mostly anywhere (about $15 to Australia). You can even break rule #22 and wear your Polaroid cycling cap whilst photographing off the bike, if you dare.
If you are at all interested in the impact cycling has on nearly every aspect of life, and how that in turn effects (or doesn’t) cycling policies, you might want to get your hands on Bikenomics by Elly Blue. I haven’t got my hands on it yet, but it gets some good reviews. You can get it here in Australia, or here in the US.
Ok, this is for the real, hard, bike nerds out there. Maybe for the workshop wall. If you still hang an actual calendar on the wall and you have a penchant for classic bike parts, then you would be advised to obtain The Derailleur Project 2015 Calendar, from Robert D. Jones. I have to say that the derailleur is, mostly, a rather brilliant and beautiful bit of design, so maybe this isn’t such a weird thing. Yes, I’m a little late for this one, but you’ve still got a fair bit of time to make use of it. Check out the project here.
Header image: source