ISSUE 46  |  Harvest

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Bicyclist

November 16, 2012 8:30 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

My friend Dave is a serious cyclist—a few summers ago, he took a three-month-long bicycle trip across the US. He jumped on his bike in Washington State and ended his road trip in Maine (a few flats got in the way, but other than that he refers to it as "the trip of a lifetime"). One of the highlights of the trip: He filled a bottle of water from the Pacific Ocean and dumped it in the Atlantic Ocean. Here are a few gift items I'm considering for Dave:

N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.

Above: The No. 211 Bike Pouch is $115 by Billy Kirk. The leather is hand-stitched, available in four different colors, and soured in the US.

Above: A Japanese Brass Bike Bell; $20 from Poketo.

Above: The Silca Bicycle Pump is $89 from Kaufmann Mercantile. This floor pump has a beech handle, aluminum shaft, a gauge that measures air pressure in PSI and bars, and a hose that can connect to a Schrader or a Presta valve.

Above: Brooks B17 Standard Saddle is $120 from Public. It is available in honey or black (it might feel hard at first, but after a few rides you'll love it).

Above: The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-Ups, and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle; $17.07 from Amazon.