All-City Cycles for the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund!

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Since day one, All-City has been proud to support the courier community both in the United States and abroad. This cap created in partnership with the Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund is one more way that we are able to give a little back to the folks who started this whole urban cycling thing.

If you’re not familiar with the BMEF, here is their Misson Statement:

The Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund is a 501 c3 non profit public charity organization that provides emergency compensation to bicycle messengers who are hurt on the job. Currently the BMEF allocates a $500 emergency cheque to help messengers anywhere in the world during the first week of injury. This provides a boost, to both the financial and the mental/emotional state of the injured messenger. The goal is to help the injured cope and recover.

Featuring the BMEF logos on the side panel and top brim and All-City on the underside, this cap is made in Italy and is totally sweet. 50% of the proceeds from this cap will be donated to the BMEF in support of our messenger friends around the globe.

Coming to a local bike shop near you!

Ride Birkenstocks!

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Please…someone tell me where to sign up!

If you work or own a bike shop! Please read!

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Today a friend brought in some new Shimano XTR brakes that he apparently bought online for $145.00 a unit, each from Arts Cyclery, an online business. No sales tax, and free freight. My cost is $155 from the only US Shimano distributor.

I have been in the bicycle business for 36 years and it looks like it’s over. I can not seem to gather much support from dealers to fight for change. Shimano has control. Their sales were recently reported to be up 14% while bicycle dealers are down 25% and dropping.

I sent two emails to the two top guys at Shimano USA, before I received a response. Their response was to say that there is nothing on the horizon to fix this problem. He said several times during the conversation that he had nothing to say that will make me feel better. He just listened and apologized.

Continue reading…HERE!

It’s time we take a stand! Thanks for sharing this Drew Johnson, owner of World Famous City Cycle!

Still wear more Outlier than anything!

Welcome to Klum House!

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In theory, we all make things everyday. But think about the last time you truly made something – with your mind, with your hands, with your heart. Maybe you cooked dinner from scratch, designed your own garden, built a table, or fashioned a piece of jewelry. You created something, whether for yourself or someone else. Maybe it was your own idea, or perhaps you borrowed bits and pieces from others. Either way, you put it out there, a tangible piece of your efforts, and it felt fantastic.

Dustin Klein and Ellie Lum are professional makers and are lucky enough to experience this feeling each day through their various artistic expressions. Dustin is the founder of Cadence lifestyle cycling apparel and has a fine art practice, using mediums of design, painting, and tattooing. Ellie is the founding partner of RE Load Bags and specializes in the craft of sewing and teaching skill-building workshops. Together they created Klum House, a space where they live and work. As skilled makers, they make all the things they need or want, and offer many of their goods and wares for sale. Simply put, it’s seriously cool.

Continue reading…HERE and watch the video below!

Keep on truckin’ you two!