Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Embracing Cycling Couture






The simple tailor shears are one of the fundamental tools in our studio. Today, we acquired a pair from our supplier because sometimes they have to be replace. They wear out, get bent out of true and have to be retire. I would say that they are one of the unsung heroes in our creative studio. 








I want to thank Chris for his review of the Paris-Roubaix cap. Our handmade caps are exactly like a 'custom tailored suit'. Every cap is designed and made by us in our Vancouver studio. We are strongly guided by high craftsmanship, innovative design and the love for cycling. Passionately preserving and promoting the classic cycling cap to it's rightful place is our mantra. We believe in cycling couture.




Paris-Roubaix Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling




Carolle & Richard


Sunday, 27 April 2014

New Raiment Bicycle Life Custom Caps

All photos Red Dots Cycling






We are extremely proud of our newest custom cap for ...Raiment Bicycle Life of Vancouver! It can be best describe as retro style cool. Made from pre-washed charcoal grey linen/cotton to avoid shrinkage. Linen/cotton has amazing properties of durability, fast wicking and comfort. We embroidered a bold red Raiment logo finishing with a red linen/cotton under brim complete with a stunning red and ivory ribbon. They are beautiful and practical as the perfect riding companion on or off the bike. Whilst we make many custom caps world wide it's extra satisfying for us, when we work locally. Carolle and I would like to thank the fine folks at Raiment Bicycle Life!








Richard




Saturday, 26 April 2014

King Dutch Cycling Cap - Happy King's Day!



All photos by Red Dots Cycling




Holland is celebrating King's Day and we are too... Crown yourself with our new King Dutch Cycling Cap!





Crowning touch.





Friday, 25 April 2014

TGIF: The New Il Campionissimo Cycling Cap, Custom Colombian Caps & Operation: Fresh Air

IL Campionissimo Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling






We love making custom caps. Our latest new addition, Il Campionissimo, was inspired from an Australian customer some time ago. We wrestled with the idea of an all white cap - and decided to go for it. White is a new color for us, outside our comfort zone because we love muted, darker and plaid. But it really makes sense, the summer sun is harsh and riding a bike can be daunting. White is reflective and linen/cotton wicks moisture better than cotton alone and also provides cooling and comfort. The aqua ribbon is near identical to a famous Italian frame builder and cycling star - you get the picture. And, to keep with our tradition a black version is forthcoming.





Testimonials...


Thanks Jeffrey!





Here's a lovely treasury including our King Dutch Cap just in time for tomorrow's King's Day in the Netherlands!







On the work table...


The Colombians are coming!
photo Red Dots Cycling





We received our new batch of Colombian ribbon from Klaus of cyclinginquistion. Unique because Klaus gets the ribbon from Colombia and ships it to us for placement on his custom caps due soon.




Working from home is wonderful...

It's working well!
photo Red Dots Cycling





Q: What happens when a chain smoker moves next door? 

A: You go and purchase an air purifier!



Monday, 21 April 2014

Monday Cuts

Listening to my tunes and cutting away
photo Red Dots Cycling




Today is Easter Monday and this is the last day you can have 20% off everything in our shop. At checkout use coupon: EASTER20


We're busy working on custom cap orders today and there is a short delay in introducing our new cycling cap. Thanks for your patience, the new cap will be out soon!



Richard

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Happy Easter Sale!

Yes our Tifosi cycling cap is on sale!
photo Red Dots Cycling





Get ready for the new cycling season...

How about one of our unique handmade cycling caps? It's Easter and Spring is here. We're having an Easter weekend sale on all regular stock items in store.. Just use coupon code: EASTER20 for 20% Off until April 22.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Boar Of The Ardennes Is Sharpening His Fangs

Michael Matthews, Phil Gil and Tony Gallopin.




One of the enjoyable aspects of cycle racing is watching an old hero return to his winning ways. That's what happened to Philippe Gilbert today as he won the one-day classic Brabantse Pijl. He previously won this race as during his magical 2011. Now, the Ardennes trio of races are upcoming. And, something tells me that the Boar of the Ardennes is just sharpening his fangs.


This is big for my morale, and helps ahead of the Ardennes Classics. We will have to wait until LBL to make our conclusions. If I win today and not in the upcoming three races, it's not a good classics season.

- Philippe Gilbert



Phil Gil is back!




Sunday is the Amstel Gold Race..




Friday, 11 April 2014

TGIF: The Hell Of The North






I will be up early Sunday morning to watch my favorite race of the season... the 112th Hell of the North.

Who will survive the over 6 hours of 51kms of cobbles punishment, conquer the wind, choking rain or dust, punctures and mechanicals? I'll be watching and wish all the finishing riders can win the cobble stone trophy (above). It wouldn't be a race without one winner...  it's going to fun to watch!











Monday, 7 April 2014

Paris Roubaix: Sur Le Pavé, La Légende





Paris Roubaix is this Sunday and we're awaiting anxiously to watch it. We love the French history, cobbles, the Arenberg Forest, the riders and everything else of this phenomenally rugged race. To honor our favorite classic, we have created our popular...




Granite color cap, black ribbon, French accent, Red Dots embroidered logo - have a good ride in Hell!


Paris-Roubaix Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling



Saturday, 5 April 2014

Saturday File: New Fabric For The Upcoming Cycling Cap & Lions Of Flanders

New fabric arrived!
photo Red Dots Cycling




Yesterday, we received our new shipment of fabric. It includes our newest linen/cotton fabric for our new cycling cap. We'll give you a hint -  it will be white!









I will be up early Sunday morning to watch the Tour of Flanders. It will be a busy morning for me as I will also get ready for the Pacific Populaire 100km ride at 9 AM. It seems I won't have time to watch the end of the Ronde. So, my prediction is for Peter Sagan to win his first monument. And, I plan to finish and enjoy my first century - of the season.



Belgian grit!


photo Red Dots Cycling



Very cool Ronde cycling shoes for David Millar,
Garmin-Sharp.
via Fizik



Richard


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

King Dutch Has Arrived!


King Dutch Cycling Cap
photo Red Dots Cycling




Make room for our newest cycling cap for Spring, it's orange with a crowning touch... introducing the King Dutch Cycling Cap!

We love orange and have always had an orange cap in stock. It's made from pre-washed linen/cotton. Paying close attention to the Dutch contribution in cycling we have added our own unique embroidered Dutch crown design, navy blue under brim, flag detail and 'rd' logo. You don't have to be Dutch to enjoy one!






Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Our Spring Collection Caps Now At Raiment Bicycle Life!


courtesy @raimentcc




This is no April Fool's joke!

Our new Spring Collection of fine handmade cycling caps are now available from our friends at Raiment Bicycle Life!

The sun is shining, ride on over and pick up a cap or two for Spring riding!