Thursday, November 17, 2005

No. 53, Vol. 4 - Bits, Bytes and Bikes.

Bicycling is typically enjoyed by devoted folks seeking a multitude of results: fellowship, better fitness, therapy, and possibly an escape from the cruel world as we know it in late 2005. Whatever your fancy, please consider choosing Cycles Gaansari for items to add to your Christmas Wish List, okay?

Gary & Jean Boulanger, riders/owners
Cycles Gaansari

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Products to Consider
All products, unless otherwise noted, can be shipped to your home or workplace via Priority Mail or FedEx Ground. Just call 1-888-813-3355 or email us your wishlist, and we’ll take care of your cycling needs.

Angel Ornament
Made of recycled bicycle parts; 3.25" wingspan. Just $12.

Cog Ornament
Whether your favorite bike enthusiast likes one speed or 30, this simple two-inch cog ornament will inspire them when they pass by the Christmas tree this season. Set of three, just $19.

Bicycle Key Chain set (3)
A simple, elegant gift for your favorite bike enthusiast, made of recycled bicycle chain. Set of 3, just $12.

Recycled Bike Parts Picture Frame
Handmade from recycled bicycle chain with an easel back/stand. Stands or hangs vertically or horizontally. Choose from 4" x 6" or 5" x 7", just $29 or $39.

Gaansari Cotton Old School Cycling Cap
As most lifestyle cyclers would admit, the much vaunted and highly respected cotton cycling cap is a must-have item anytime of the year. Fly the Gaansari colors! Gold "Gaansari" logos throughout. Black, Royal Blue or Carmine Red. Made by Pace in the USA. Just $10 each.

Gaansari Coffee
Looking for a Mi-T-Fine deep-roasted coffee? Gaansari has just the ticket, and it's roasted locally. Stop by the shop to try a fresh cup, or order from us, and we'll ship some of our delectable stuff ASAP! Choose from SkidMark deep roast or Degreaser decaf blend, full-bodied and rich, just like granny. Whole bean only. Available in 8oz bags. Roasted locally in West Chester, Ohio. Giddyup! $5.55 each.

Coffee Mugs
The best coffee must be savored, not sipped. The Gaansari “Old School” ceramic coffee mug holds 9 ounces of your favorite Gaansari blend. Diner-influenced engineering with panache. Almond. Just $8. NEW! Black enamel with our official fleur d’lis logo in Gaansari Gold. Just $8 as well.

Justin, Gary and John, prior to suffering at the Nov. 13 John Bryan cyclocross race.
Gaansari Wool jersey
After a few years of sitting back and watching all the cool companies come out with Merino wool jerseys, we finally have our own. We base our buying decisions on the same criteria on all Gaansari products: availability, affordability, durability, and this one passed the test. Reddish orange, with black collar, panel and sleeves. "GAANSARI" is presented in flocked yellow letters. Made in USA of 100% Merino wool, with polyester collar and cuffs. Zippered rear pocket. Sizes: S, M, L, XL. Price: $85 shortsleeve (we're out of longsleeve until mid January - use your arm warmers, or choose from our selection below).

Kucharik Wool shorts
Not only old-school, still the best shorts available. Just $79. Call 937-748-8862 to order the jersey and shorts together, and save $10!

Lake Oven Mitts Winter Gloves
Actually, they’re called the MX Firepalm, but we think they look like oven mitts. For really cold commuting. Just $45.

Craft Wool Baselayer clothing
An inner layer of polyester filament yarns assist in wicking moisture away from the skin while a wool outer layer creates a thermal, itch-free surface. Internal air channels help keep warm air trapped close to the skin. Inner Polyester Filament, outer Merino Wool 70% Merino wool, internal Air Channel Structure, raglan shoulders, flat-lock stitching, and slight droptail. Top or bottom - just $65.

Craft Balaclava
Thin, close fitting, and makes a good base layer. Just $20.

Gaansari Merino Wool Socks
Keep your piggies toasty this fall/winter with a choice of low- or high-cuff Merino wool Gaansari socks. Made in USA. Just $12 or $14, respectively. Buy one, get second of equal value for ½ price (while supplies last).

For really cold and/or wet weather, choose the SealSkinz socks, thin enough to use with your everyday cycling shoe, but technical enough for nasty weather. Made in USA. Just $35.

Gaansari Leisure Shirt
Inspired by a boss-looking shirt American Apparel’s owner Dov found in Chinatown. Handmade placket and form-fitting shoulders. Ideal for riding, posing, or both at once. Definitely stylish, very tragically hip like our other Gaansari wearables. Fits both men and women incredibly well. Organic cotton blend. Sweatshop free, and handmade in Los Angeles. Sports the Orv logo on the chestal area opposite the pocket. Colors: brown, black, asphalt, lemon, pink, crème. Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL. Just $29. Buy one, get second of equal value for ½ price (while supplies last).

Salsa Super Roubaix Arm and Leg Warmers
Brushed fleece interior to wick moisture and feel soft and warm against your skin; arm warmers have rubber grippers at the biceps and reflective logos, leg warmers have rubber grippers at the thigh and a handy 8-inch zipper at the bottom. Black. Just $35 and $40 respectively.

Salsa Wool Arm Warmers
100% Merino wool with elastic wrist cuffs and an embroidered logo. Just $45.

Campagnolo Arm Warmers
Seamless, knit construction given a Teflon water-repellent treatment. Arm warmers from the Italian masters. Just $32.

Campagnolo Knee Warmers
Made from a Teflon Treated Microfiber; one size fita all. Just $25.

Kucharik Reversible Wool Caps
Sewn from premium, dual-ply Merino wool from New Zealand. Traditional cool-weather caps with short bills and tuck-away ears flaps. Made in California by Kucharik. Four-panel design reverses to all-black. Choose from Red, Yellow, White, Burgundy, Royal Blue, Light Blue, Gray, Black, or Orange. Just $32.

Ktena Merino Skins zipper top
Super soft prickle-free Australian Merino wool top, made of double-knitted interlock fabric. The ultimate cycling base layer or lounge wear in chilly weather. Wicks 27% more than synthetics, and doesn't stink. Metal 10" zipper. Black or white. Available in S, M, L, XL sizes (unisex). Long sleeve ($65).

Shimano Dynamo front hub/lightset
Light your way this winter with one of the most effective and affordable dynamo lighting systems on the market. Available as a lightset or built up as a wheel with your choice of 26-inch, 650B or 700c rims. Shimano DH-3D71 dynamo hub: $99; Shimano LP-R600 headlight: $65; call for wheel pricing. 32H.

Gaansari GoldenBoys
Classic high-flange hubs for your singlespeed/fixed gear road, MTB or cross bike. Available in 100mm front with 120, 130 or 135mm rear. Complete hubset only. Front: $135; rear: $150. 32H includes lockring.

Complete Wheelsets
We offer a bevy of strong, evenly-tensioned handbuilt wheelsets. Choose hubs from Phil Wood, Shimano, Gaansari, Campagnolo, and DT Swiss; rims from DT Swiss, Salsa, Torelli, and Alex. Call 937-748-8862 for complete wheel pricing if you don't see something you'd like.

Brake Levers
Cane Creek: choose reverse, top-mount cross, or aero road. Call or email for availability and pricing.

Cane Creek: choose short or long-reach caliper and cantilevers; Shimano long-reach calipers and cantilevers. Call or email for availability and pricing.

Choose from Nitto: Moustache, North Road, Messenger, Promenade, Randonneur and Classic; On-One: Midge, Mungo and Mary. Call or email for availability and pricing.

Brooks, of course! Call or email for availability and pricing.
Gaansari bike model news update:
Due to rising costs of the raw materials we use to build our framesets (steel tubing, paint. lugs, silver rod, etc.) and higher fuel costs, we've raised our prices slightly. We've also added a fillet-brazed version option to each lugged model, because some have asked, and, our fillet-brazed models (Whirlwind and Mudplugger) have been well received. You'll notice as well the S+S coupler option on all of our models. All particulars can be found on our website. Let us know if you have any questions!