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When we have new products, sales, weird marketing ideas, commentary on the cycling industry, or embarrasing photos of of the staff, this is where you'll find it.

And since we are located in Arizona, we'll talk about the cycling scene in the state.

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Send In Your Cycling Photos

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.

We just know you are out there taking pictures of your amazing cycling adventures. We want to see them! The best ones will be shared on the relevant section of this blog: Bike Cargo Trailers, Bike Touring, Bike Technology and Family Cycling.

The Socks

This Week:
1. Got in the New socks.
2. Layed out a cut pattern for the developing Wandertec BOB Trailer Liner.
3. Developed a new support brace for front-corner side panel on the CELLO bike case.

Our socks arrived from SockGuy this week. I had my girlfriend modeling them for the listing on the website. I’m offering these as giveaways to our customers in return for their posting a review about the bike trailers they’ve purchased from the site.

I’ve been developing a fabric liner to fit the cargo area of the BOB Trailer. In preparing to bring this to production, I was working on getting the sizing just right. BOB Trailers lent their support by forwarding me a 3D Cad drawing of the BOB Yak Trailer. With this image I can create the cut pattern so that the liner follows the inside dimensions of the Trailer to a T.

Since beginning to sell the CELLO 2 years ago, we’ve had 2 come back with the warranty issue of the panel breaking at the front bottom corner where there is a connection between the BOB trailer fork, the side panel and the crossbar. The panel has been cracking along the cutout for the crossbar to insert. After these two warranties came back, I realized that this spot was exposed to greater impacts and was subject to greater exposure with its corner position. As a solution, I designed a corner brace. An extra piece of the extremely resilient plastic polycarbonate has been sandwiched over this spot and bolted in place to effectively triple the strength of the front corner area of the CELLO. Rigorous testing has shown this to be a very effective solution. This new corner brace will be included on all CELLOs.

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