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How to fit a Nutcase Helmet

Watch this short 2 minute video on how to fit your Nutcase Helmet.

How to fit your Little Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly

Watch this short 2 minute video on how to fit your Little Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly.

How to fit your Baby Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly

Watch this video to learn how to fit your Baby Nutty Nutcase Helmet properly.

Knog’s Party Coil Bike Lock

Knog is a global bike brand that’s based in Melbourne, Australia and they make cool locks, lights and bells for the stylish and fun-loving cyclist.

Find out more about their Party Coil bike lock here.

Party Coil from knog on Vimeo.

Introducing Knog’s Blinder Mini Bike Lights

Knog is a global bike brand that’s based in Melbourne, Australia and they make cool locks, lights and bells for the stylish and fun-loving cyclist.

Find out more about Knog’s Blinder Mini lights here.

Blinder MINI from knog on Vimeo.

Knog Oi Bike Bell – Instructional Video

Watch the Oi Bike Bell Instructional video to see how to fit the Knog Oi bell onto your bike.

How to measure the diameter of bike handlebars and fit your Knog Oi bell

Handlebars come in all styles and sizes so here’s a quick guide to choosing the right size Knog Oi bell for your bike(s).

Watch this video to understand where and how to attach your Oi bike bell.

If your handlebar is any bigger than 22.2mm then you will need to choose the LARGE bell. The Large Oi comes with spacers that will allow you to attach the bell to handlebars with diameter of 23.8, 25.4 and 26mm.
– If your handlebar in the middle looks ‘normal sized’, it’s probably 25.4mm = LARGE bell
– If your handlebar looks overly big in the middle, it’s probably 31.8mm = LARGE bell

MEASURING BAR DIAMETER

The easiest way to measure your handlebars is with a set of digital or vernier scale callipers.

measure your road bar diameter

measure handlebar with verniers

If you don’t have callipers then you can use a simple measure tape. Just wrap around the bar at the point you want to attach the Oi to get the circumference size and then divide by pi to get your diameter e.g. 99.9mm / 𝜋 = 31.8mm.

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measure handlebar with tape

If you have no tape, then use a piece of paper (or string). Same as above, just wrap the paper around the bar at the point you want to attach the Oi, make a mark with a pen where the paper intersects and then measure against a ruler. This will give you the circumference and to get the diameter just divide by pi.

measure bar without tape

measure your circumference

measure handlebar with paper

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As a general rule of thumb:

–  Road Bike – Handlebars generally come in two clamp sizes 26mm (older style) and the newer ‘oversized’ 31.8mm. The area where you attach the Oi bell will most likely be either 25.4mm or 31.8mm = LARGE bell

–  Commuter/Cruiser Bikes – These handlebar sizes do vary due to the wide variety of styles, however most bar sizes would be either 25.4 or 31.8mm = LARGE bell

–  Mountain Bikes – Handlebars generally come in two clamp sizes 25.4mm (older style) and the newer ‘oversized’ 31.8mm. On some bars there will be a bulge in the middle and the bars will thin out towards the brake levers. If you want to attach your bell here, then please make sure you measure as it could mean you move from a large sized bell to a small. For instance the grip area on some of these bars will be 22.2mm, whereas the bulge is 25.4mm = LARGE bell

–  BMX – Always 22.2mm = SMALL bell

Chalktrail for bikes and scooters – creative fun on your bike

Watch the Chalktrail in action!

Chalktrail installation instructions

Introducing the Notabag – the bag that converts into a backpack from Frankfurt, Germany

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Notabag is a smart combination of a bag and a backpack. With a single pull on the straps, it transforms itself from a sleek eco-friendly reusable bag to an easy-to-carry backpack. Its versatility allows you to carry it in your hands as well as comfortably on your shoulders. We’re so excited to be the first Australian retailer of the Notabag!

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The Notabag idea was born during Adnan Alicusic’s trip to the local farmers market. It was one of those situations that we can all identify with – the grocery bag filled up very quickly and he still had to ride his bike home.

Things got pretty tricky once he found himself in the middle of busy city traffic, trying to manoeuvre a bike with a heavy shopping bag on the handlebar, bumping against the front wheel. At that moment, he started visualising how a simple bag could be transformed into a backpack.

After spending months of prototyping and testing, Adnan and his friend and fashion designer Ilaria Gregianin, introduced a smart way to combine a bag and a backpack as a Kickstarter project. The Notabag even folds up into a small pocket for those times when you need a bag unexpectedly!

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It is made in Europe from cotton and rip-stop nylon. The fabric provides the product with sturdiness and soft touch of cotton fabric, yet it is still lightweight and water-resistant like the rip-stop nylon.

Notabag has been nominated for a German design award and ranked as Frankfurt’s Top 10 startups in 2015. They recently collaborated with Swedish bike brand Bookman to make a reflective Notabag especially for cyclists. We think you’ll love it as much as we do!

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Bicycle Wine Rack and Circus Bike Tricks!

Bike acrobat Maxime Poulin, a cycling artist in the Cirque de Soleil, straps a Bicycle Wine Rack to his bike while he does tricks to see if it will stay on.

Watch to see if it passes the test….

Riding in the Rain with RockiNoggins

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Have you been caught in the rain riding your bike?

RockiNoggins bike helmet covers protect you from sun, wind and rain, not to mention turning your helmet into a stylish accessory.

Here’s a fun video showing off their weather resistant helmet covers which are all designed with your style and safety in mind. #ridinintherain

Bookman Sweden’s Grand Collection Lookbook Video

Bookman is a Stockholm based brand that makes accessories for bicycles and for the people on them.

Inspired by the bustling bike life of the European metropolis, the focus is the urban bicyclist, for whom style is as important as function.

We share a mission to inspire more people to take up biking and to make life in the saddle more enjoyable for everyone that does. Here’s a peek at their Grand Collection lookbook, which features the Bookman Lights and Clip-On Reflectors.

Grand Collection Lookbook from Bookman on Vimeo.

Oopsmark Bicycle Wine Rack – Made in Montreal video

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The makers of our bestselling Bicycle Wine Rack was recently featured in a documentary series that focuses on makers in Montreal Canada and the neighbourhoods they come from.

The video gives a behind the scene look into the Oopsmark workshop where they make our bicycle wine racks! Plus all the music was made by Oopsmark‘s founder Jesse Herbert.

Interview with Sara Henrichs from Hendrichs UK

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Sara Henrichs, the founder of reflective fashion collection Henrichs, spoke to online magazine  ‘It’s Rude to Stare’ about her inspirations.

Who do you design for? Are you inspired by a certain personality / look when coming up with ideas?

I design for style-conscious urban citizens who want to look good while travelling by bicycle or scooter but don’t want to wear the ugly yellow hi-vis vests. The idea is to be able to do this through a Henrichs garments, they can wear this over what they would normally wear, so it’s practical, safer and still looks good. The cape for instance is my flagship product and the reason why I launched Henrichs.

When I was a fashion student in Paris I was fascinated by the Schoeller reflective material and designed the cape for myself to cycle with. Since then I had so many people asking me where I got it from so I decided to produce it and the rest is history!

Are you a keen cyclist?
Yes, I always cycle it’s the best transport way in cities nowadays!

Describe your personal style?
I am a chic french girl with a practical german touch.

 

 

 

 

Wingman Backpack Garment Bag – Features video

The Wingman Backpack was designed to transport business suits, dresses, shirts, ipads and accessories with the convenience and comfort of a backpack.

Tandem NY Skirtweight – Video Review by Bike Stylish

The Tandem NY  Skirtweight is a nifty gadget for holding down your skirt (or blouse or bag) while you ride.

Here’s a short video review by Bike Stylish.

Handleband attaches any smartphone to any handlebar

The HandleBand Universal Smartphone Bar Mount allows you to securely attach most mobile phones to a handlebar, with or without a case, to be easily seen and conveniently accessible to use while riding, walking, or running.

Watch this video to see how easy it is to use the HandleBand.

Kris Kringle gifts for under $20

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To make your gift-giving easier we’ve compiled a list of Kris Kringle / stocking stuffer presents under $20 for the cyclist in your life (or that guy in accounts you don’t really know).

  • Reflective pin for style and safety $9.95
  • Classic Bicycle horn – toot toot! $9.95
  • Cycle Sign reflector made from recycled road signs $9.95
  • Coffee Cup / drink holder $19.95
  • I love my bike bell $9.95
  • Bicycle Rider’s Lunch Box $9.95
  • Stuffitts shoe inserts – no more wet stinky shoes! $19.95
  • Slapbands for wrists and trouser cuffs $12.95
  • Skirt garter for keeping your skirt down while you ride $14.95

For more gift giving inspiration check out these gift guides featuring our products.

Georgia in Dublin Leggits video

See just some of the types of shoes the Georgia in Dublin Leggits can be worn over!

Georgia in Dublin Rainwrap Size Chart

How to choose your size of the Georgia in Dublin Rainwrap Waterproof Wraparound Skirt