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We get to see and touch and test all sorts of great cycling gear here at our world headquarters. But we actually get to meet very few of our customers in person.

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Monthly Archives: June 2006

York Cycle Show-!st UK & Belgium Dealers

The Wandertec CELLO had its debut at the York Cycle Show this past weekend. http://www.ctc.org.uk/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4377

The CELLO appeared at our new dealer’s booth PMS Ltd -> http://www.uk-recumbent-bikes.com/ Though the show was mostly attended by recumbent and road racing enthusiasts, being that it was hosted by the CTC a bit of the touring contingency attended as well.

We’d like to not only welcome PMS Ltd as our first dealer in the UK but also A-Bikes of Belgium has joined our team-> http://www.a-bikes.be/ We are very excited about the inclusion of these two new dealers to our list for their passion, interest and support for bicycle commuting and touring products.

Interesting Accesories for BOB Trailers

Our new dealer BikeTrailerShop.com has been offering quite a range of interesting ways to accessorize your BOB trailer. Being that our interest with the Wandertec CELLO is to expand the use potential of the BOB trailer, it fits perfectly in with the range of products offered.

Some interesting product of note are rear lights that fit on the Yak fender or Ibex fenders.

They also are offering the ESGE double kickstand, a great solution for keeping your BOB and bike upright for easier use. An interesting range of bags and containers includes the Ortlieb RackPack XL which can be used instead of the BOB DrySAK, a Handwoven Basket designed specifically for the BOB trailer, and a large cordura bag with a ton of interesting features for the BOB by Battlelake.

For shipping the BOB beyond the CELLO, they are offering the Ortlieb BigZip as a bag that you can pack all your gear and BOB trailer in and ship on the plane.

Have a look at their interesting selection of accessories and parts for some ideas on how to get more use out of your BOB trailer.

Wandertec Custom Touring Frames

After several months of practicing and gradual effort, I’ve nearly completed building a custom touring frame. In the months ahead I will be building bike frames to replace all of my current bicycles as well as outfitting my family and friends with custom bicycles. I’ve been working together with my friend Joe Murray of VooDoo Cycles. He has been lending a hand with tools and skills as this new project gets underway.

The goal is to begin offering custom frames through Wandertec sometime in the future. I am interested in building touring specific road and mountain bikes. I am also interested in bikes specifically suited to work with bike racks and/or bike trailers, possibly even with racks integrated into the frame. I’ve been dreaming of a frame with a bike trailer somehow more closely integrated into the frame, to allow for a lighter, yet stronger trailer with better handling characteristics. This would likely be a very specific expedition style rig designed specifically for long bike tours but perhaps not having multi-use appeal.

Check back for pictures of new frames in the coming months!