Buckets and buckets...

Lots going on at the shop lately. A couple bikes have left the hangar in the past couple weeks, a few are still waiting in the wings for parts, New t-shirts are being printed, decals for the van… Buckets and buckets.

Very excited to be a Moots dealer. I sold a Routt RSL a few weeks back and waiting for the frame to arrive. Then the fun begins. I know the general build but I like to add my own little details. I sold a few Yeti’s as well (Thanks to a collaborative with Revolution Bikes in Solana Beach). One of the builds left the shop but now waiting for parts on a custom Yeti Beti build. I have a Pure Cycles Urban Ayer on the way as well. This one will be the shop bike/ floor bike. Belt drive, internal gears, 650b tires, should be pretty awesome. Stoked to be a Pure Cycles dealer as well. If you are looking for a great city cruiser, commuter or road bike, swing by the shop and we’ll get one ordered for you!

Sean over at Forward Screenprinting is working on a new batch of t-shirts that should be available for purchase very soon! These will be my standard “Stripe” T. I really need to work on a new design but I only have so much time in the day. If you have some ideas send them to info@velohangar.com.

Last week I was fortunate to be invited to work a bike packing adventure put on by Patagonia & Enjoy Handplanes. What a great time with new and old friends. These two businesses are inspiring and the type of businesses I want to partner with. I can’t wait for the Spring 19 ride!

Loads more projects in the works. You can follow the adventure on Facebook, Instagram & twitter if you don’t already. Link buttons are at the bottom of the page.

See you at the shop!

A reissue of sorts...

Howdy All!

Its that time of year again! Time for a new kit design and preorder! This is a reissue of my Team VH jersey from 2013. Think All Over Print… I took a very popular jersey design and tweaked it to match the current VH/Squadra bibs. A little more muted without the stripes on the logo and matching the logo colors with the bibs & current arm warmers. Also new to this order, I am offering the jersey in 2 cuts. This jersey will be available in Pro (Race cut) and Premier (my standard) for men. The Women’s bibs and jersey’s will be Pro cut only. The Men’s bibs will be Pro cut, last run was premier cut. Preorder starts today and ends October 14th so that these can be delivered before the holidays!

If you haven’t heard yet, Velo Hangar turns 8 years old in October! To kill 2 birds.. I’m having a little shindig celebration at Squadra On October 6th from 3-6p! Why Squadra? So if you are thinking about buying a kit but don’t know your sizing, you can try on the kit at the party! Squadra will have samples of all the pieces on hand for you to try. Please join us on October 6th! I’ll have a fresh keg from Burgeon Beer (www.burgeonbeer.com). It’s one of my all time favorites and is conveniently located in Carlsbad!

Hope to see you all soon!

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What’s old is new again...

Seems like the trend these days, right? Jean short waists up to your armpits? In. Flared pant legs? In. Shag carpet…? Well thankfully everything old isn’t back. On this pattern, The Velo Hangar van is back to its orginal skin. 3 long years of the little green mistake was OK but I was never in love with it. It was supposed to be dark grey to light grey not dark green to light green. Obviously I like the pattern, Embry Rucker and I sketched that one up. It wasn’t right and when it comes to my business I want it right. So the new design is in the works. I’m pretty sure its going to be a decal and not a wrap. Too much wasted material. Keep your eyes peeled for the new look, for right now its “stormtrooper white” with a “Tuned By Velo Hangar” on the back.

Another oldie but goodie is the next Squadra/Velo Hangar jersey. As ive said before the Squadra kits are black based so if you ordered the Black Squadra kit last time this new jersey will be black based. A redux of the first “Team VH” kit, think all over design with updated colors. This jersey was first produced back in 2013. Over the years I’ve brightened colors, added new ones & polished the pallete. These will be available for preorder in the next few weeks on this site. 2 jersey cuts, bibs (same design as before), arm warmers (same) & vests. These will be delivered before Christmas so perfect for Holiday presents! Maybe i’ve Finally timed this right… maybe.

Castelli/ TIKI Update

Tiki kits should be in before the end of the month. Ordering went a little longer than I had hoped so the delivery was a week or so later than I wanted.

That’s it for now. I hope everyone has a great week. Get out and ride. Get out and dirty up this bikes so you’ll have to come by and see me! See you soon!!

Where did this humidity come from?

It literally feels like Kentucky weather right now... Mid 80’s during the day, upper 60’s at night and 400% humidity. Either way business is really nice. Some fun projects in the pipeline. Lots of wheel builds, frame up builds, Light Blue tunes, Just the way I like it, keep it coming!

Currently working on the next Squadra jersey and kicking around an idea for a collab jersey series. I talked about it back in 2015 but a lot happened in a short amount of time so I had to put the brakes on. Keep your eyes peeled for this in the next few weeks. 

How’s your summer going? Any trips planned? Fun rides? I’m living vicariously through your social media stories so keep them coming! I’m itching for a road trip...

That’s it for right now. It’s my “day off” hahaha. More like the day i dont go to the shop... Have a great rest of the week!

Tiki Time!

Well here it is! It’s Tiki Time! If you’ve ever been around me outside of work and I have a beverage in my hand, chances are it’s a tiki inspired drink... Did you know for the past couple years I’ve been collecting tiki mugs? That is what inspired this kit and also because it’s California. Anytime I put my Hawaiian shirt on it immediately elevates my mood. I wanted that on this jersey but a bit muted. More VH style. So lets look at it...

The color is Roasted Beet meets Bougainvillea (and if you don’t know what that is its root vegetable & tree).. Think red wine or framboise beer... The design is outlined palm trees, pineapples, coconuts, plumeria flowers & of course VH logo’s. The logos are a couple shades lighter than the body color. The back pockets are in seafoam to give it a little punch of color. As with my other Castelli jersey’s this is meant to be paired with the navy VH bibs but equally will go with most of my other bib designs like the anthracite bibs of yore & the latest black Squadra bibs (that will be arriving shortly).

I’m offering the navy bibs for sale again and bringing back the full finger gloves. All items are available for preorder starting today and ending 6/18/18 (2 weeks from today). Limited release and I want to get these orders in so we can get them before the season changes... Don’t hesitate! Available for preorder on my website www.velohangar.com (link in profile) Men’s bib. Women’s bib, Podio Jersey’s and full finger gloves!

 

Velo Hangar Maintence Packages?!?

What’s that....? Well after long debates with myself, I’ve decided to offer Prepaid Maintence. Kind of like a service plan but more fun and better savings. It’s part prepaid labor, part elite club, part secret handshake... There are a couple levels all with value added bonuses including product care packages featuring vendors I carry. The higher the level the better the perks only available to the select group. Call it a membership, call it a good deal, call it what you want. I dont know if you are like myself but I kind of dig having something not many others have.. Similar to my challenge coins. Go take a look, they are currently in my online store and available for purchase. The “cards” are for labor only. Parts and accessories will be billed separately. 

Does anyone actually read these?

With the advent of social media, does it make sense to still have a blog? I mean this is on my website so its just extra credit right? Anyway, I’m just going to keep putting stuff on here. Maybe this will become similar to Dan Emfield’s old “Back Page” of our Quintana Roo website. Please let me know by commenting on this if you actually read this, do you enjoy it, do you hate it, what would you like to see here.... etc.

This post is more of a brain dump. The shop has been back to normal, lots of bikes in. A few projects that unfortunately get the back burner. Of course I saw a lot of gravel bikes in right before BWR. I really do enjoy the idea of gravel rides, I constantly miss the Routt 45 but I know the new owner is loving it. I get pics every once and awhile. Do you follow Gravelstoke yet on Instagram or Facebook? Do you enjoy riding thin tires on MTB trails and fire roads? Gravelstoke has a gravel ride/race coming soon this June 3rd. The event is called Hunt of the North, more info on their website at www.gravelstoke.com!

I just closed the latest Squadra kit order and sales were great! Thanks to all that ordered this round. Im really excited to see these out on the road. Here’s my dilemma though. I have a new Castelli jersey designed and ready to go. When should I offer these up? Is it too soon to launch another jersey? IM really excited to show it to you... I just wish I fit Castelli. I kind of feel like these pieces to the collection are pieces of me either way. I ran a few posts last week on my IG story about colors and I picked the one that crushed it.

Thats about it. I hope everyone is getting outside while the weather is great! If you need a tune up, overhaul, bike built,... Let me know!

Bueller, Bueller, Bueller...

March is the month of Lycra... Sort of.

Howdy. Longtime no see...

Great news if you ordered my latest run of Castelli kits. I have heard that the order has left Oregon and is on the way to Velo Hangar!! Thanks to everyone who jumped on this order, very much appreciated! I did order a few extra jersey’s in both colors. If you missed out on this last batch take a look at my Online Store, I’ve updated it with the items that are coming in. I’ve also put the remaining MTB jersey’s on sale. ‘Tis the season, get after it!

For those of you who prefer Squadra, I’m currently working on an all new kit. Think subtle, dark colors, possibly a new vest as well... I’m hoping to release the design for preorder in the next couple weeks. 

That’s it for now. Lots in the works, not much I can go into currently though...

Get outside, enjoy the fresh air and ride!