Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Vive la Francaise Cycling Cap

La Francaise cycling cap
photo Red Dots Cycling

We are re-introducing our popular La Francaise cycling cap. And here is a new twist on our old favorite...

Sometimes things happen for a good reason. We could not find the cotton spandex fabric we originally use for this cap. Phasing out the cap was not an option- folks were adamant and have asked for it. We are happy to find a better alternative ... offer the fabric in linen/cotton!

Our love for linen/cotton holds no bounds. It beats cotton/spandex in many ways; it's comfortable, wicks and breathes well. Every aspect of the handmade navy blue cap remains the same; French tricolor ribbon on top of brim, red under brim and our embroidered logo. And, of course, we pre-wash all fabric to prevent shrinkage.

Currently, the small/medium caps are sold out and more are on the way.

Vive la Francaise!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

New Fabric Has Arrived

Oh beautiful!
photo Red Dots Cycling.

We received a nice selection of fabrics from our new supplier!

Perfect timing - this fabric will be used for our Spring collection of cycling caps. We are very excited to bring back a few favorite colors in linen/cotton and two new light weight fabrics in cotton/spandex. First big task is pre-washing all of our fabric before we begin production to avoid shrinkage.


Friday, 24 January 2014

TGIF: New Tempo Bianco Cycling Cap, Cyclingart Cards at Musette Caffe & Testimonials Well Received!

Tempo Bianco Cycling Cap
Red Dots Cycling

Today is the launch of the first cycling cap of our new Spring collection...

Introducing the new Tempo Bianco cycling cap!
Made from linen/cotton, dark grey with a bold white grosgrain ribbon. Both sizes available: S/M and M/L.

Our motto...

The Giro is not unfamiliar without snow, we make sure you'll ride in... Tempo Bianco!

Cyclingart cards at Musette Caffe!
photo Cyclingart

Richard's new Series A of Cyclingart cards are in stock at Musette Caffe, Burrard Street location. The perfect gift for cycling fans, Richard delves into cycling history and comes up with striking period specific cycle racing vignettes from the past!

We are grateful of the comments we receive for our cycling caps. Thank you to our most recent testimonials...


Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Approved by Bill Strickland

Bill Strickland, the other half of capsnothats and writer, sent us a tweet! Thank you!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Fight the Polar Vortex with our Winter Cycling Caps

Weather forecasters are predicting the 'polar vortex freeze' is back for central, eastern Canada. Many parts of North America is currently gripped in Winter's icy grasp. That means bone-chilling cold. How about one of our all Wool (and warm) winter cycling caps? We use 100% Italian wool in our: L'Enfer du Nord, Black Sheep and Release the Hounds-tooth caps. All of our winter cycling caps are adapted for your winter rides or pretty much anything you do outdoors. We know that our winter caps are used for equestrian riding fitting well under the helmet. Oh, they also are made to fit comfortably under a cycling helmet, comfort and looks!

Beat the polar vortex freeze with some 'Hell'
L'Enfer du Nord winter cap
photo Red Dots Cycling

Friday, 17 January 2014

TGIF: In Training for Spring & 25% Off Sale Now On!

We are 'in training' for the upcoming season!

Since Canada Post has raised their shipping rates, we have decided to go against the grain and offer to our fantastic customers... Free Shipping on multiple orders! That's right. You pay shipping on your first item. Now it's time to stock up and order more!

Our 25% off Sale is now on. This is on selected, discontinued caps and wallets.

We have been using January as a time to clean up the shop, make custom cycling caps and discovering new suppliers. Spring is around the corner and new caps are due out soon!

Have a good Friday!


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Shipping Rates Increase

We would like to advise our customers that Canada Post has increased shipping rates. As we try our best to provide low cost shipping we will continue to use the affordable Canada Post standard airmail delivery service!

Friday, 10 January 2014

TGIF: Sale On and the Green Monster Smoothie

Vuelta El Toro cycling cap on Sale!
photo Red Dots Cycling

As we are coming closer to deciding our new Spring/Summer cycling caps we still have to clear our shelves of discontinued caps. That means we have taken 25% OFF selected items in the shop. Check them out because once they are gone... they GONE!

25% OFF Shop.

what is green and full of goodness...
it's the green monster smoothie!
photo Red Dots Cycling

Carolle and I have discovered a new smoothie with organic baby spinach, peanut butter, bananas, milk, Chia seeds, I hope I didn't miss anything else... called, the Green Monster! It's crazy heathy and should ramp up my pre-ride or post-ride regime. I do not get any endorsements for this but upon some research, spinach is very good for us:

Excellent source of vitamin A, C, K, iron, fiber, folate and lutein. 

Chia seeds are something else. First time that I'm using this and I discovered these little seeds are a great source of omega-3 fats, phosphorus, Manganese and protein. Here's to the Green Monster and improved health! 


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

25% Off on Selected Discontinued Cycling Caps & Wallets!

Le Tour 100 special edition embroidered cycling cap
now on sale!
photo Red Dots Cycling

We have a Sale!

It's a new year, and we have a few cycling caps and wallets that are discontinued. We are in the process of designing the new Spring/Summer cycling cap collection and we need to clear our shelves.  
We have taken 25% off on selected items to make your shopping experience fast and painless - so go ahead and order. Quantities are limited, once it's gone it's... GONE!

Check out our shop section...


Friday, 3 January 2014

TGIF: Ciao! The Italians are coming!

Just one of the things we make...
Italian tricolor ribbon
photo Red Dots Cycling

We are busy... making our own Italian tricolor ribbon. Why? Because we are brewing up something (hint: a new cycling cap) ...Italian. Coming soon!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

2013 was extremely exciting for us. The highlight was acquiring our new embroidery machine and able to offer embroidered cycling caps. We have many cycling cap projects on the drawing board and we look forward to riding forward into 2014. 

Thank you to our many customers that have helped shape us into who we are today.

Happy New Year!

Carolle & Richard