Dylan Bigby: Retired Belts

Retired Belts from WEREHAUS on Vimeo.

” The unique design of Retired Belts utilizes used Randonneur tires, making them both an aesthetically pleasing accessory and giving them a functional purpose. The resilience of the tires enables you to carry your U-lock(s) in between you and the belt without stretching out over time. The use of high quality brass snaps replaces a belt buckle, which might become uncomfortable in a riding position. The belt develops similar wearing characteristics of leather, becoming smoother, softer and shinier over its lifetime.

Each Retired Belt is one-of-a-kind, customized exclusively for the owner. This belt is a symbolic representation of track bike riding in San Francisco, as they are repurposed from tires gifted from skillfully exceptional riders, many of them Macaframa riders. The individually distinct skid patterns on your Retired Belt reflect each riders’ experience on the tire and their ventures through the city.”

Nice work Dylan! For more info, go check it out in here.

2012 Raleigh Roper Road Bike

“For the all-weather commuter, sometimes ‘crosser, and road rider looking for gravel the 2012 Raleigh Roper might be worth a look. The full 4130 steel frame has disc brakes and published geometry specs that match those of Raleigh’s cyclocross bikes, making it a tempting choice for people not looking for a super light racy bike that still appreciate aggressive geometry. The $1500 bike ships with 10 speed Shimano 105 and Shimano road-pull mechanical disc brakes, and features a BB30 bottom bracket shell and integrated headset. Fender/rack mounts make it commuter capable, or perfect for a bad weather road trainer. The same frame is also available as the single speed Furley, using a BB30 eccentric adapter for chain tension.” – via urbanvelo

Those beauty are perfect for training or touring ride. Makes me want to build new one. Damn!