Friday, 27 June 2014

TGIF: Guvnors' Assembly Custom Caps At L'Eroica Britannia & Maillot à pois rouges: Pierre Rolland


Many thanks to Guvnors' Assembly riders at the recent L'Erocia Britannia. The riders made our custom made Guvnors' Assembly cycling caps looked the rage at the vintage bike ride!

More photos here.

photo Red Dots Cycling

Update: We are working on our new cycling cap and we are feeling confident to have it out for the start of the Tour de France, July 5!

Maillot à lois rouges...
Pierre Rolland will be back to ride the 2014 Tour de France.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Bonne St-Jean!

For me, St Jean Baptiste day is a time of celebration and I'll take time today to listen to Québecois music and have a drink...

Bonne St-Jean!


Friday, 20 June 2014

TGIF: Fondness For Handmade, Saving My Velocity Iron

photo Red Dots Cycling

All of our caps are made with special love, with attention to detail. In fact, we're in a middle of another custom cap order with special emphasis on making this tricolor ribbon (above). And, it's lovingly handmade because we want you to enjoy our cycling caps for a long time. We don't make throw away caps. We like to think we are a rarity in the cycling cap apparel world, creating the haute couture way... to last!

Ironing plays a huge part in making our caps . When we first saw the velocity reliable iron we had to have it. It's been performing better than expected until...

A brown sludge excreted profusely out of it's steam holes ruining my fabric. Horrors! I went online to read up on peoples experience and it was ugly. I was ready to toss it out. But I thought, as a last resort, I was willing to try one thing. I used a technique first used on my mother's fifty year old iron - to fill the reservoir with pure vinegar and use it on full steam until the vinegar is gone. The tap water has iron in it. I boil my water but it doesn't remove the iron. After steaming away the vinegar I steam away two reservoirs of water. To my surprise it works. Now, I have a maintenance schedule of monthly vinegar steaming. And, my Reliabe iron has, once again, earned it's name!


Monday, 16 June 2014

Form Follows Function: Our Caps Are A Great Fit Under A Helmet

John: dapper with 3-season capper.
All photos Red Dots Cycling

Form follows function: Every cycling cap (3-season & winter) we create will fit comfortably under a cycling helmet. And... you'll look stylish too!

Winter cap at home.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Time Off On The Horizon

On my recent Frfuggitivi ride, conversation was about our cycling cap business and Matt asked me, "Is this what I do full-time?" 

Yes it is. And, we're noticing our little business is becoming busier especially with custom cap orders.  
In fact, the workload has increased so much that we find ourselves working every day. Our plan is to catch some sun this summer and, perhaps, take some time off. Even though we may have to work on some weekends to fulfill production, we will keep business emails to Monday thru Friday only. 

Thanks to all of our customers for your continued support and... keep on riding.

Carolle & Richard

Friday, 13 June 2014

TGIF: Father's Day Shopping At Raiment & Guvnors' Assembly Cap

Londoner cycling cap 
by Red Dots Cycling

Are you in the Vancouver area and shopping for cycling inspired gifts for Father's Day or for yourself? Then ride on down to the nice folks at Raiment Bicycle Life. Our cycling caps are available now!

New update from our friends at Guvnors Assembly...

Our Guvnors' Assembly custom cycling caps are a hit over in the UK. Perfect to display their Pashley pin! 

You can order the cap here.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Custom Caps For 3cross Brewing Company & Proudly Wearing The Tee

Thanks Dave!
Proudly wearing the 3Cross Brewing Company tee.
photo Red Dots Cycling

Today I received a very cool 3cross Brewing Company tee from Dave Howland of Worcester, MA. He is the cyclist/nano brewer who successfully surpassed his goal of raising funds for his Kickstarter campaign. We are excited to be part of his crowd funding project - another first for us. Carolle and I are now busy working on his custom 3cross Brewing Company cycling caps. I can't show any photos but, I can say they are starting to look fantastic!


Friday, 6 June 2014

TGIF: Custom Caps ...Go!

photo Red Dots Cycling

Our custom cycling cap orders are growing.

As our business is growing we're learning to adapt with a new change...

We're currently involved with three custom cap orders, at times a juggling act. For sure it can be  challenging and actually a lot of fun. So, we plan a productive weekend ahead!