Sunday, November 11, 2012

clobber~clips

Whichever way you look at it,wear one of these and you're going to be looking like quite the schneddly.There's only one rule concerning the wearing of trouser clips.Take em off as soon as you arrive at your destination.
Brooks. Just as you would expect. Expensive,elegant and just a little pretentious. The Brooks trouser clip has an auto fold mechanism,similar to one of those bendy rulers, and comes in a range of colours to match your bespoke handle bars and saddle. I'm going to deduct a star for the fact that it's made in China. 4 stars.
Ron D Swan Leg Strap.Straight out of Australia and just what you would expect from the land down under. Constructed from recycled products,a little rough around the edges and as rugged as a Malvern Star. The fact that it's made in Australia is worth an automatic 5 stars from me.
'Sou Sou' by Le Coq Sportif(no,I'm not joking). Ruby bought this one in Japan. Quite narrow and with a discreet retro reflective band.I particularly like the fact that it is elasticised as well as velcro-ised. 4 1/2 stars.
Riva 'grab-n-go' clothes peg from Woolworth's. Cost is 2.5 cents and a simply elegant solution to keeping the grease from your fancy new pants.And if you lose it, there's 49 more in the bag or on the line.
Of course,you could just purchase a bike with one of these,then you wouldn't have to worry.

Note about the footwear:After Blunnies these are my favourite cycling shoes.  They are 'Grass Hoppers' from Sioux. I purchased them in 1982 when I visited my grandmother in Barbados. Still going strong and nearly perfect for cycling due to their compact laces and big flat soles.