NEWS about BUCK!T . . .
9th February 2019
We launched our Designer Edition belts with a Vittoria Corsa tubular version, made originally for Max Broby of Explorateur.cc
Since then we've had so many requests for this style of belt (both from shops and customers) that we had to expand the range to offer you more options!
These handmade belts are now available in Specialized S-WORKS (with silver stitching), Vittoria CX (with orange stitching) and most recently added, Continental PRO-LTD (with yellow stitching) - all made using tubular tyres collected from the Pro-Tour Professional Cycling Teams.
Grab yourself a belt worn by the likes of Steve Morabito (Swiss Road Champion), Gary Blem (personal mechanic to Chris Froome) and many ProTour riders/mechanics!
8th March 2019
We've sponsored CX, roller-racing and most recently, NCC's Tuesday Night Criteriums; but this is the first time that BUCK!T is sponsoring a cycling team!
We're very proud to announce our partnership with Appselec - Butterfields p/b Van D'am racing - an U25 National Road Series team of 12 young riders.
Their first product is a team-edition MICROcard wallet, featuring a punched "VDr" logo + personalised ICE (In Case of Emergency) card with contact details.
Several of the team have also opted to wear an IDbelt - an upcycled bicycle-tyre band, combined with a laser-etched*, stainless-steel, snap-lock buckle.
* The buckle has their name, DOB and ICE contact details within easily access!
Girona looks onto the river...
Shop rides out of Girona
An EPIC ride up a mountain!
Spring in Catalunya
Quiet roads for cycling
Cycling through the farmlands
Gravel adventures to be had
So many trees!
A trip over into France
Exploring the forrests
8th March 2019
From Cape Town to London to Adelaide and now...GIRONA, Catalunya!
Moving your life and business half way around the world isn't an easy task, or a decision made lightly...but it's what we decided to do regardless! :)
This means that all shipping + manufacturing has been on hold for the past few months, due to resume in late September - you can take advantage of a healthy 20% discount code if you order now and patiently wait for us to get set up! :)
Use adelaide2GIRONA for 20% OFF your next order
Meanwhile, we're exploring what Catalunya has to offer by bike and on foot, from our base in the north of the Barri Vell...
Thanks for your support, Craig + Jamaica
3rd December 2019
Well...we've moved into our own apartment in the Barri Vell; our boxes have (finally) arrived from Australia; there's been some serious unpacking; we've set-up the BUCK!T studio and plowed through all the orders that were placed while we were "tools-down".
SInce then, we've been hard at work producing a wide range of MICROwallets* for the wonderful (and patient!) people of Gruppetto Café in Luxembourg. Paul and Alex have set up a wonderfully cosy environment that is bike-friendly and supports many small businesses like ours as well - go and check them out when you're in town!
* MICROkey, MINImicro, MICRO, MICROclip, JRwallets and microCLIPplus!
We're on the look-out for a more permanent studio location for BUCK!T in the Barri Vell, so if you know of anything available to rent, please get in touch...
H A N D S L I N G vs B U C K ! T
Christmas came early this year, thanks to Simon Whiten of HANDSLING Bikes!!
A project of some 5 months in the making, this frame was the first 58cm version of Handsling's A10evo aero-disc-frame to come out of the factory, and was custom painted with colours and a design that I selected, including a line of Català on the top-tube to express my feelings on people's rights to freedom of choice.
More than just my first completely new bicycle in 12 years; this project sits at the overlapping point between my world as a designer/maker for BUCK!T and my personal world as a life-long cyclist: CRAIGridesBIKESinGIRONA
I probably wrote it best the first time (which the app lost!); and still better the second time than I would here, so pop over to my instagram feed to read the full post...
27th March 2020
We've prototyped it; refined the details; sourced the best materials and thoroughly field-tested our latest creation: B A R b a g
There are two sizes to choose from and multiple finish choices* as well as a host of extras* + add-ons* - all depending on how many people sign up.
The more support we get from YOU the more options we can offer...
note: BARbag finish choices, add-ons + extras will be available to choose at the end of the pre-order period, when we send you an email questionnaire prior to starting manufacture the first batch of BARbags
7th June 2020
For those of you who missed out on our (sold-out) B A R b a g pre-order campaign you can now get yourself onto the list for our next batch!
As before, there are two sizes to choose from (1.5 + 2.5 litre); multiple finish choices* (including some new options!) + a host of extras / add-ons*
We now offer cargo-nets for both bag bag-sizes; as well as matching SADDLEbags
note: We will send you a survey where you can choose your BARbag size, finish + add-ons / extras
Finishes are available while tyre-stock lasts and apportioned in order of responses received
We may need to contact you for a secondary choice if a tyre has run out
CUSTOM designs / requests also available at additional cost
19th January 2021
You asked and we've responded!
For those of you lucky enough to live in or around Girona, Catalunya; we are happy to announce our partnership with the lovely people of EAT SLEEP CYCLE providing you with a location for FREE local pickup on your order!
Simply select the local pickup option during checkout and follow the instructions...
We'll contact you when your order is ready for collection and you can collect it (during working hours) from the front desk of the store - happy shopping!
11th February 2021
We now offer two new MICROzip colourways - blue/black + yellow/black
MICROzip is a bifold wallet that maintains the slim profile and small footprint of our MICROwallets; but also incorporates an internal zipped pocket with a hidden card-slot tucked in behind. On the other side are two standard pockets for other cards / receipts
Other details include inner-tube pockets, upholstery-quality polycotton and our patent chain-link zip-puller, fitted to the coloured nylon zip
These MICROzip wallets are all made from tubular tyres collected from the World Tour team mechanics, either here in Girona or at the Tour Downunder in Adelaide
20th March 2021
Previously only available by special order, we have now added a range of very special MICROcoin wallets, adding to our Design Edition range
These wallets come in 100% re-/up-cycled cardboard boxes, making them ideal for gifts or just something special to treat yourself!
The Designer Edition MICROcoin is a variation on our popular MICROwallets, with an added coin-pocket and lots of beautifully stitched details, pops of colour and all made from very rare tubular-tyres
Available to buy in four variations (a fifth one is due soon...) including Pirelli P-ZERO, FMB Slalom, Continental OLYMPIC and #187 ASTANA Wolfpack
10th May 2021
Jayson of Gravel Cyclist has given our UWminiBARbag his #nobullshit review
This "ultra-wide" miniBARbag (a popular size amongst pro-riders and people with smaller frames / less clearance to the front tyre); is made from one of Jayson's own Panaracer GravelKing brown/black tyres, that he rode on trips to Australia.
See the bag put through it's paces, placed on the scale (yes, it's lighter than you think!), filled to the max' and put to the bump-and-rattle test on a gravel-ride!
12th Nov 2021
Following on from all the attention on the custom Panaracer GravelKing SK UWminiBARbag we made for Gravel Cyclist, we were approached directly by Panaracer to produce a range of saddle- and bar-bags!
These bags are made right here in Girona, using factory reject tyres sent to us by Panaracer Japan. These tyres would normally would end up in landfill, so this is an exciting step towards reducing waste in the manufacturing process.
The range is currently only available online through Panaracer Japan and Panaracer USA; with plans to expand to other locations soon.
Also look out for some limited colour barbags that will be launching soon...
2nd November 2018
A little while back we were commissioned by Max Broby (Explorateur.cc) to make him some bicycle tyre accessories...out of which our latest creation was born!
The Designer Edition belt is handmade from Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres collected from the professional teams at the Tour Downunder, here in Adelaide where we live.
What sets this apart from our other belts, is the stitched detailing. The keeper and edges of the belt are made by folding the gum-walls double and stitching them flat with the same strong polycotton we use to make our range of wallets.
The result is a very luxurious and supple belt with a distinct tailored look + feel; while still maintaining a weight at it's edges, so that it performs as a leather belt would; but is in fact much better in so many ways . . . . . . go on, treat yourself today!!