Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Jon's Chronometro

I betcha Jon is smiling under his Chronometro cycling cap!
Courtesy Jon from Portland, Oregon.

It is always a thrill to discover where our cycling caps end up. They are all over the world. We do receive feedback and once in a while we also get the rare picture...

This is a cool image of Jon from Oregon with the Chronometro cycling cap (now discontinued). In fact this is his fourth cap from us. Jon's a bit shy but he's not shy to wear and show off his Chronometro on his daily commute. I think he's smiling under the cap.

Thanks Jon!


Monday, 30 January 2012

The New Red Dots Label

A few of our favorite things.

We're about to make our new Red Dots Cycling Cap and we need new labels.

We decided that our earlier Galstudio label with the recycled inner tube backing is really funky and we like it a lot. So, we decided to keep it and change the label design.

A major advantage, is that we tested it on thousands of cycling caps, we know it's washable and sweat proof a design that works.

We are proud that the label is made from 50% recycled materials and designed and made in our studio!


Sunday, 29 January 2012

maillot à pois rouges: giovanni battaglin

Giovanni Battaglin (Inoxpran)
winner KoM, 1979 Tour.

Working with red dots reminds us of all the great riders that wore and won the classy maillot à pois rouges (pronunciation here). 

Saturday, 28 January 2012


So rewarding when our customers take the time to leave us comments of our handmade cycling caps.

We spend so much of our time actually producing our cycling caps whenever we receive feedback it's like getting a pat on the back saying you're doing a great job and keep going!

Here's some wonderful testimonials we've received from our happy customers... all so appreciated!

 "Nice & original - keep up the good work! C" Switzerland. 

"A great-fitting, beautifully-made cap from beautiful material. The addition of the 'British Woolens' label is a classy touch. Credit to Richard and Carolle for preserving and promoting the classic cycling cap amidst the increasing ubiquity of the baseball cap."  London, UK. 

"Thanks so much! Everyone really likes the work! "  USA

"A lovely hat, that fits wonderfully. It just took some getting used to, but I mean, it was my first cycling hat, and because of such, I'm thankful I bought it from galstudio."  USA.

"My husband is the envy of his bike team. These caps are the best!"  USA. 

"Love Your caps !!!! make so well... thank you for knowing what a cycling cap looks & feels like!!! " USA.

"Despite problems with the postal service and not receiving my original order, Galstudio went the extra mile to find a solution. Two thumbs up! Galstudio is a great seller, with great products and great customer service! Thanks for everything!"  USA. 

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The New Business Card

I like our polka dot's!

This is the first draft of our new business cards.

Knowing Carolle, she'll change the design. But she tells me, that it's a good start!

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Climbing To New Heights As Red Dots Cycling!

© red dots cycling

Welcome to the new Red Dots Cycling Blog!

You knew us as Galstudio, now Carolle and I have rebranded the company and is now called ...Red Dots Cycling!

Under the Galstudio name, this name wasn't really representing what we sell. At that time, due to the heavy logistics of paper work involved, we just kept with it. Now, with a clearer idea of who we are and what we are making, Galstudio has been dropped to make room for the climbing prowess of Red Dots Cycling!

For the last three months, we've been working at finding the right name for the company. And, it wasn't easy, but many sessions brainstorming over glasses of wine sure helps. We came up with one name and it looked like a GO. We left it on the shelf, in between work and Christmas, to percolate. When we were at the logo design phase, we looked at it again and the name didn't work for us any longer.

Then, Carolle came up with the idea (the eureka moment) that it had to be cycling related and wanted red dots symbolizing the KOMs jersey. We are both excited how simple, easy and meaningful the name is to anyone that knows the Tour de France. Soon afterwards, the Carolle designed the logo in quick fashion.

Many customers say our handmade cycling caps fits even better than the leading cycling cap brands in the World. With ongoing feedback from our customers, has helped us to make major improvements to our cycling caps. Over the last few years, our cycling cap design have changed for the better and we will continue to improve our design and expand our product line.

Visit our new site: reddotscycling.ca to take advantage of our sale and make sure to follow this blog for the latest news: upcoming cycling caps, reviews, craft shows, new rubber inner tube products/designs and news from our studio.

Thank you for supporting Galstudio and we invite you to enjoy our exciting climb with Red Dots Cycling!