Some new things:
- 44rn’s new, very limited-edition track chainring
Dude Aaron Panone likes bikes, decides he wants to design/ a track chainring. Does so, has them manufactured locally out of 6061-T6 aluminum. 50 were available in two anodization options: black or clear. I can’t speak to performance, yet, but I’m looking forward to including this in my upcoming single-speed build. It’s worth noting that he’s made me very jealous by doing this; what a wonderfully cool passion project.
- Il Bisonte C233 wallet
Unfinished edges, 6 card slots, incredible texture and smell. After months of looking around for something perfect, I think I found it. Made by hand in Florence. Should develop an incredible patina over time. 4″x4″ square.
- Delvaux for Monocle Passport Cover
Having not renewed my California drivers’ license, I’ve been using my passport as my primary ID for something like 5 years now. And it’s gotten pretty beat up. I didn’t need a passport cover, necessarily, but sometimes you just really want something. By the way, if you look at/read Monocle, you have to go to their stores. They’re adorable and maybe a little silly.
- County Comm Embassy Pens
I’ve become a bit obsessive about these. Available in copper (!?), titanium, stainless, and aluminum, and they take Fisher space-pen refills. Also potentially useful as a weapon, especially in the case of the stainless version, which is so heavy that it’s nearly uncomfortable to use. Love the interchangeable parts.
Nothing else to see here, move along.