Friday, 30 August 2013

TGIF: Colombian Haute Couture & Maillot a pois rouges

photo Red Dots Cycling

We just shipped off the new batch of Colombian summer and winter caps out to Klaus of cyclinginquisition and he informs me that soon they will be back up for fans to order. Check out his excellent blog on all things Colombian cycling. In fact, Klaus will be interviewing KoMs of the Tour de France, Nairo Quintana soon - stay tune for that informative and riveting interview.


Tour de France, 1984
via cyclinginquisition

And Today!

Nairo Quintana

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Moving To A New (SKA) Beat & Tricolore Corsa Rosa

Adding 3 embroidered white dots.
All Photos: Red Dots Cycling

We have been busy adding some refinements to two of our popular cycling caps...

Introducing the new extra cool SKA -licious cycling cap!

Keeping with the basic SKA colors - black and white strong stripe and under brim we added our new embroidered 2-tone logo with white dots. And, we made it from linen/cotton because it wicks very well, is antibacterial and is comfortable to wear. Oh, and go ahead and sweat-we sew in a 100% cotton wicking band.

Ride, sweat and groove to the Beat!

Two-tone racing stripe ready to go!

Sweat to the beat!
100% cotton wicking band.

Keeping it Italian...

Viva la Corsa Rosa with the new Italian tricolore embroidered logo!
photo Red Dots Cycling

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Back to the (SKA) Beat

Humming to the beat!
photo Red Dots Cycling

We are busy restocking many of our popular cycling caps. And one that is due to make a huge comeback is the SKA-licious!

Friday, 23 August 2013

TGIF: Dapper in our Colombian Caps, Winter Caps & Seeing Dots! New Embroidered Logo

Smiling fans at the ongoing USProChallenge wearing our Colombian custom cycling caps!

We recently shipped off a new shipment of Colombian summer and winter custom cycling caps to Klaus of Cycling Inqusition!

To our pleasant surprise here are two fans from the USProChallenge in Colorado, looking very dapper, in our Colombian caps! We like it when folks wear them grimpeur style!

It may be 28C in our studio and the middle of August, we are planning our upcoming winter cycling caps. In fact, cutting is underway... we'll have some new winter cycling caps very soon!

Venga! Venga!
Basque for Go, Go!
photo Red Dots Cycling

We are happy to have our Venga! Venga! and Cappello Nero Rosso caps with our new Red Dots embroidered logo. All sizes now back in stock!

Cappello Nero Rosso

Have a good Friday!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Viva la Vuelta a España

Vuelta El Toro!
photo Red Dots Cycling

The Vuelta starts this Saturday! 

Celebrate this great Spanish race with our Vuelta El Toro Cycling Cap!

Handmade from linen/cotton (absorbs dampness and sweat quickly, light and strong, antiallergic) we embroidered our Toro design set in a background of Red (for the leaders jersey) complete with a fine Spanish accent -  Viva la Vuelta!

Friday, 16 August 2013

TGIF: Classic Winter Caps in Summer, Virtues of the Smart Wallet & Maillot á pois rouges

Merckx dons the classic winter cap.

It has been a busy summer, with wholesale orders and introducing new caps and wallets, we are finally getting closer to re-stocking more cycling caps.

Q: What do you make in the middle of the Summer when it reaches 30C in the studio?

A: Well, you make your first batch of winter cycling caps! 

One cannot be too early to think about the cool fall/winter upcoming rides.

We just shipped off a new stock of cycling caps for Klaus of Cycling Inquisition so check his site to order his classy Colombian caps! 

Another reason why Vancouver is bike savy...
discovered across the street from Strada Cycles!
photo Red Dots Cycling

Our newest testimonial on the new Bike Inner Tube Smart Wallet...

We feel that this is a great way of using the Smart Wallet. Perfect for the traveller and it holds a passport and valuables securely! 

We are fans of Robert Millar... 

first Briton to win a mountain stage (1983) and the 
KoMs in the 1984 Tour de France!

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Chapeau Hors Catégorie!

Grand Tour a porter...
La Francaise, Viva La Corsa Rosa & Vuelta El Toro!
via horscatégorie

It's heartwarming that our cycling caps are now offered at Hors Catégorie in Montréal.

Carolle is originally from Sept-îles and lived many years in Montréal. We both momentarily lived in the Plateau Mont Royal and my Marinoni was made in Terrebonne, so it's like 'full-circle' for us.

Hors Catégorie is a bike boutique store. I haven't been there... yet.

From what I can gather from their website, they offer custom bike fitting and service, high quality products - embracing the passion for cycling. We wholeheartedly share in the same passion for cycling.

A short while ago, Fred Landry contacted us in search of high quality cycling caps and accessories -made in Canada. Through the power of the Internet, we made a connection. Is it coincidence that Red Dots Cycling is similar with Hors Catégorie?



Monday, 12 August 2013

Beer or Break of the Day: Seigneuriale Strong Belgian Ale

Seigneuriale strong ale by Unibroue, Chambly, Québec.

It's not always work in our studio!

Friday, 9 August 2013

TGIF: A Glimpse of the Polka Dots, Strada Cycles, Winter in Summer & a Special 18

Looking back...
Polka Dots Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling

Yesterday, a funny thing happened on the way to the opening of Strada Cycles...

On our way down Pender Street, we had a double-take and saw a bike messenger wearing our first generation Polka Dots Cycling Cap! We couldn't believe it, so much so, we didn't have time to take a picture. It was sure nice to see it again. Unfortunately, this fabric is so difficult to find and, yes, we have never given up on the hunt for the elusive red dots.

We had a nice time at Strada Cycles, at their new location and we would like to thank Joey-Lee and Jason for inviting us. Check out my Cyclingart Blog for photos of the opening.

It's about 30C in our studio and we are making winter cycling caps!

Hard to believe it, in the heat of the Summer-we are making winter caps for a special order. Having two fans going makes it bearable to work in. Causing us to work slowly and thinking of air-conditioning!

This Sunday, Carolle and I will be celebrating our 18th wedding anniversary! So, we will set some time aside ...  that means no work and celebrate our special day!


Saturday, 3 August 2013