Accessories - misc
White Lightning make a whole bunch of oils and potions to lube your bicycle with, and they now make the Chain Johnny which is a, um, sheath to protect all those bicycle oils from getting onto things that you don't want oil on, or stop it being washed off.
Invented by David Bolch, a former professional team soigneur to the Saturn, US Postal and Discovery Channel cycling teams, the Chain Johnny is a rip-resistant, 2-ply rubber/nylon cover for your road or mountainbike's drivetrain to protect other stuff from oily smears or chainring rips.
The Hornit dB140 cycle horn was conceived on the mean streets of south London as the loudest cycle horn in the world. As its name implies, it belts out a whopping 140 decibels - 30 more than standard on cars and vans.
It doesn't take any more handlebar space than a typical commuter light, and has a distinctive tone, similar to household smoke alarm. However, the reaction of a multi-drop van driver suggests it can sometimes fuel, rather than displace, danger.
This Zipvit Sports Multivitamin Formula for Men has an important caveat on the 60-tablet bottle: 'Food supplements must not replace a varied and balanced diet'. Quite.
Rainlegs wind and waterproof leg covers are a quirky, yet surprisingly effective solutions to the problem of keeping the upper legs dry during those unpredictable spring showers without resorting to full-blown over-trousers.
Raleigh's brass bicycle bell is a notable improvement upon the ones that adorn the handlebars of every new bike sold here in Blighty... or possibly rattle around inside the box. Boasting a superior strap and sharper 'ping' its discrete profile complements period style fixers and tourers very nicely.
However, those seeking absolute authenticity should look to the 45mm models and in practical terms, a well-timed yell is more effective-especially in the on city streets, well it is for me.
Spod's Cage Rocket might sound the stuff of bad Fifties sci-fi flicks but serves as a refined, albeit relatively expensive alternative to the butchered bottle, freezer bag and elastic band bodge for hauling, everyday ride essentials.
Want a customised name decal on your top tube, like what the pros have? Now you can, thanks to Flandria. Their decals are customisable and good looking, and stay put too. They won't break the bank either.
The dhb Jersey Bin isn't a place to dump your unwanted cycling tops, it's a sealable plastic wallet to hold money and other valuables when you're cycling.
If you use it to hold cash or credit cards, it certainly keeps stuff dry and clean. But its rectangular shape seems unnecessarily high and it sticks out the top of some jersey pockets. It's wide enough for a standard mobile phone, but iPhones and other smartphones are a bit of a squeeze. The seal is surprisingly hard to open too.
Salclear TT-X is a brilliant solution to the age old problem of poor visibility when riding motorcycles at warp factor five through the pouring rain, it will come as small wonder that it exceeds the demands of cyclists - whether racing back from the nine to five, romping to glory at the end of season 'cross meet or even a spot of extended touring.
For lovers of real coffee, these handy pouches from Grower's Cup look like they could be a good answer to being able to transport and successfully brew a genuinely tasty cup of joe-on-the-go. The blends are all fair trade and organic and come from Nicaragua, Honduras, Ethiopia, Guatemala and Bolivia, with each region having its own character (Roast/Body/Acidity) described and outlined in a chart on the back of the pack.