Business Chic ditches the umbrella for a Rayncape

One of our most popular rain products is the Melbourne-designed Rayncape.  The Rayncape is a water-resistant cape that comes in its own little pouch, ready to pull out when the rains come. Fashion blogger Cheryl at Business Chic provides a review of the product here and here’s an example of the Rayncape in action:

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Livin’ in the 70s

Gorgeous bike shot with models styled in a hyper-70s look. No helmet hair here!

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via Show Me a Bike

Bicycle (Leporello) by Ugo Gattoni

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Bicycle (Leporello) by Ugo Gattoni is a short book/booklet inspired by the 2012 London Olympic Games. In the book artist Ugo Gattoni intricately illustrates a cycle race through the streets of London. From elite athletes to cycle couriers, commuters, bankers, delivery boys, mums with kids, youths on stolen mountain bikes to fashionistas and hipsters on fixed gear bikes – pretty soon you will realize this is no ordinary road race!

Wingman instructions

The Wingman‘s sleeves are designed to be a snug fit so you need to insert the ribs with caution.

Whilst we have taken care to round the edges, some edges may remain, so be careful when handling and inserting (normal household scissors can be used to trim the ribs if you are worried).

Take particular care not to crease the ribs, rip the liner or stitching and make sure they are guided into the reinforced internal tarpaulin pouches at either end.

We recommend laying the Wingman flat on the floor. Insert the ribs in the top section first, and guide the ribs over the two horizontal struts. Ensure the ribs are pushed all the way home, into the reinforced pockets. Once the top section has been inserted, you need to insert the bottom section. This requires you to carefully bend and insert the bottom end of the rib, in a controlled manner, and ensure it reaches the reinforced pocket at the end. Once the batten is in place, velcro the liner flap in place to hide the rib.

Check out this video if you would like to see a demonstration.

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Strellson and Bianchi “Rolling Style” White Edition Collection

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Swiss brand Strellson and Bianchi bikes have teamed up to form the ‘Rolling Style’ White Edition Collection – business casual wear to match the white Bianchi bikes. Just don’t ride through any puddles!

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Man’s best friend

Style blogger tick tock vintage rides her bike with her cute pooch. Love her Spring-like outfit too!

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Elegant in Milan

Italian men sure know how to dress stylishly, even when they’re going to work on a bike. 

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via Italian Cycle Chic

Review of Twowheelcool Airhead Helmet Liner

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Business fashion blogger and commuter cyclist Business Chic reviews the Airhead Helmet Liner made by Australian design company Twowheelcool.

The Airhead Helmet Liner claims to prevent the dreaded helmet hair. Here’s what Cheryl had to say about it:

  • It’s super easy to pop an Airhead in your helmet! Simply have the bouncy spikes facing outwards so they can create space to get some air moving through your hair as you cycle.
  • Normally, the moment I pull off my helmet I’d find that my fringe is stuck to my forehead and the crown of my head all sweaty. Take a look at my day using the Airhead!:

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Bottom images: Cycling about town~ up hill; getting sweaty face and in light rain!

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BusiChic cycle outfit after Airhead Review of Twowheelcool Airhead Helmet Liner

  • It’s comfortable. The “spikes” that stick out from the Airhead Helmet Liner are pretty bouncy and just buffered against my hair; thereby creating the spaces through which air could come in and cool my scalp.
  • The Airhead Helmet Liner is easily removed and can be rinsed and dried or wiped down. Very easy to clean.

You can buy the Airhead Helmet Liner in a range of colours for $29.95 + shipping.

Four good reasons why you should ride to work

There are many reasons to ride to work. With Ride to Work Day coming up on Wednesday 17 October here’s a cool reminder of why bikes are the best way to get around.

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A simple message by illustrator Peter Grundy.

Hitching

So this lady isn’t hitching a ride on the bus because she’s got her bike with her. Though she is hitching up her skirt. Haw haw.

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VIA:Rapha survey

See you at Bikefest Newcastle this weekend!

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We’re heading to our first regional market and taking our cycling goodies up to Newcastle this weekend!
 
Bikefest is an opportunity for Novocastrians to enjoy a weekend of bike rides, entertainment, games, races, expos and workshops along the city’s foreshore and cycleways.

We will be holding a stall at the Bikefest Expo on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 10-4pm at the Honeysuckle Precinct.

We’ll be in good company – check out stalls from Gazelle, Dutch Cargo Bikes, Monkeysee, Urban Bicycles and more!

 

Mix and match

Mixing patterns and colours can really work! Style blogger Delightfully Tacky shows off her outfit with her black fixed gear bike. 

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Bicycle Art

Love the elegance of this bicycle poster by Anthony Neil Dart

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New Look in Amsterdam

Vogue Netherlands features their national vehicle, the bike, in their fashion editorial. 

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via Models.com

Primary colours

Get ready for spring with an outfit in primary colours. 

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via Toronto 416CycleStyle

Lots of colour in Malmo, Sweden

It’s spring so go colour crazy on your bike! Take inspiration from this picture taken by Malmo Lund Cycle Chic.

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Visit us on PARK(ing) Day – Friday 21 September

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Come and visit CycleStyle and Roll Up Valet Parking next Friday 21 September 9-4pm on the corner of Gertrude and George Streets Fitzroy and celebrate PARK(ing) Day!

PARK(ing) Dayis an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. In Melbourne, two public car park spaces on busy Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, will be re-purposed and re-imagined to provide a fun recreational space complete with bicycle valet parking.

So give your bike the VIP red carpet treatment, pull up a chair, sip a free coffee on us if you’re one of the first people to arrive, get stuck into a board game, a book or Treadlie magazine (you could even win a subscription!)  or just sit back and enjoy the view. 

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The CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ING) day site has been made possible with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne.

Details

Date: Friday, 21 September, 9am  – 4pm

Location: CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ing) Day site, Gertrude St, corner George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Cost: Free (and you may even win some free stuff!)

 

Black and white

Style blogger Delightfully Tacky matches her black bike with a cute black and white outfit. 

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Spring flowers

Spring has officially arrived! Nothing says hello spring like a floral skirt and a bike ride in the green woods. 

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Morning commute with Dad, director of Environmental Film Festival Melbourne

Our photo for Day 3 of our Fathers Day Countdown is of Nicholas Aberle, the director of the Environmental Film Festival Melbourne (4-9 September 2012).

Here he is with his child on his morning commute via their Gazelle Cabby! The bike gets a lot of use – weekdays for the childcare run and weekends when they go grocery shopping at CERES.

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