I know I'm not the only here that ordered the new Acorn Boxy Rando bag. If you have any reviews of it or photos of it on your ride, send them in.
Still Snowing in the Methow Valley
15 hours ago
Delta Cruiser, 700x35, 35-65psi, 650g.
Thanks for the mention, Russ.
People were asking for the creme Fat Frank without the reflective stripe. That tire doesn't exist but I found this one in the back of the catalog under "Basic Line." Where the higher end tires have a lot of ® names for their protective belt this tire has "puncture protection."
Each size of the Delta cruiser comes in a mix of colors but the 700x35 and the 28x1/12 are the only ones in creme/no reflective stripe. Other colors are gumwall, black, black-reflex, whitewall, and the mysterious lever-reflex.
I'm not sure how this tire rides. I don't have a bike that will fit it. On one hand it is a basic Schwalbe, on the other hand it is still a Schwalbe. It sure looks good.
This LARGE Saddesack (about 1,425 cubic inches without overstuffing, and it is quite overstuffable) is the most capacious, easiest-to-load/unload saddlebag we've ever offered. It's big enough to require a rack or some kind of under-support, but it holds a massive heap of anything. Ideal for camping, commuting, shopping. Combined with a bag or basket up front, it's great for ultralight week-long tours.
On the country side, you can force in a tent, sleeping bag, clothing, toiletries, and small stove and kitchen.
On the ciity side, a laptop, books and files up the wazoo, and shoes and clothing loosely packed.
On the shopping side, stacks of binders, and armfuls of cauliflower, or a Thanksgiving dinner for four, turkey included. (One of the photos shows what Jay here recently picked up on a shopping run for lunch and snacks here.)
Yet it's light, and never in the way even empty.
We're introducing a new line of bags: Sackville (after the famous town in Canada). They should be called Blackville, because they're black. We'll have pixup on the site in a week or less, and if you've room for another bag in your life, they're worth a look or even a long, creepy stare. They're different from anything we've done before, and I think they'll be tough to equal. They're made by a small company comprised of former Coach and Dooney&Bourke workers who lost their jobs when those companies went to China.