PDW stands for Portland Design Works who as you can probably guess are based in Portland. We're talking US of A here though for the makers of this The Bird Cage bottle holder - not on the coast of Dorset.
Since 2008 the guys at PDW have been coming up with various bits and bobs to customise your bike from bar grips, to racks, mudguards and plenty of things in between. They've now turned their attention to the humble bottle cage.
The Portland Design Works (PDW) big silver pump is a beautifully executed example of the ton-up pressure midi size pump that has largely superseded the humble frame-fit.
The Portland Design Works (PDW) Radbot 1000 is a powerful rear LED with some eye catching flash options.
This light has been popular in the US for a while now, so it seemed like a good idea to try one out. Out of the box it's a neat design, good-looking and compact. It proved simple to fit and was easy to unclip from its mount to swap between bikes. It also fitted nicely on to the webbing loop of a Carradice saddlebag without moving around too much, helped by a nice tight clip with a security step.
This neat little light from Portland funsters PDW won't win you any prizes in the great rear light arms race but it's a useful safety aid nonetheless.
For the time being at least the the law says that all bikes have to be sold with a bell. If the Law was tuned into the zeitgeist then it would specify that the bell should be a brass beauty with a pleasing 'ting'. Just like Portland Design Work's (PDW) King of Ding in fact.