Tuesday 31 December 2013

The coolest dude

If you get a chance I urge you to go and see the Paul Smith show at the London Design Museum. The show runs until 9-March-2014.

Mr Bedscyclist likes product design, all things bicycles, quality and a bit of individuality so I admire Paul Smith's designs and products immensely.

The exhibition features several rooms recreating his design studio
and many of the collaborations including his Rapha jersey from the 2007 Tour de France grand depart

Of course, there is a striped mini on display and an entire room full of framed paintings, drawings and photographs...

And there is a very special Pinarello Dogma 2 customised with a few subtle stripes, an autograph and a little doodle.

I want one!


Friday 20 December 2013

Christmas greetings

My favourite cards and compilations for Christmas...

My Christmas e-card from Brompton
http://www.specialized.com/bc/microsite/holiday/ is an amazing compilation by Specialized using bicycle parts as instruments

Friday 13 December 2013

No longer as wet as an otter's pocket

For those with a dirty mac or waterproof jackets that are no longer...

I wear a waterproof, high-viz jacket on my Brompton commute all year round, so four days per week, 45 weeks per year. I'm on my second yellow Altura Night Vision Evo jacket in three years and it gets washed every week with the full waterproofing lasting for only about 6 months.

I started looking at alternative jackets, some considerably more expensive than the Altura and the waterproofing qualities explained for each are probably comparable to the Night Vision. However, one vendor recommended a regular treatment using their branded re-proofer followed by a tumble dry. I don't own a tumble dryer so I searched for an alternative water re-proofer and found...

You spray it on the jacket after washing and whilst the jacket is still damp, then just leave it to dry.

The weather today was slightly inclement and the rain was beading on my jacket. I am pleased with the result and plan to continue treating the jacket on a regular basis.

I wonder how many hits this blog post will get ;-)