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Holiday Gift Guide, Part 1

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It’s that time of the year again: Getting up at 4:00 in the morning to get down to the mall in hopes of snagging a new flatscreen without getting trampled; wiping off the beer stains from your Santa suit and parading along with 500 other drunks in the annual Santacon; Holdiay parties, and do we still have to include Kwanzaa in a list when we wish someone “Happy Holidays?”

I dunno, seems like in these times of 10% unemployment, we might all be re-evaluating gift giving but If you are going to dole out presents to those cycling fanatics out there, here are a few suggestions:

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My good pal Stevil Kinevil, of the awesome blog all hail the black market, has been hard at work making hats and t-shirts. Give him some support. I hear he’s not quite up to speed with his store but you can still make arrangements with him through paypal. These t-shirts make great gifts for the bicycle culture enthusiast in your life.
I bought mine:
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Printing by Stoker Ace who also has lots of other great shirts to choose from.

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Here is a totally unique gift. Danielle Baskin of Belle Helmets makes one-of-a kind custom painted bike helmets. She can paint just about anything on a helmet.
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Open Bicycle in Boston has been doing some product testing and found some Iron clad gloves that will resist fire. Now that should keep you warm in winter.
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How about some sweet toe straps from Hold Fast
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Track bike boutique in Lower Manhattan, Chari and Co has some great products including Wool caps:
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and this two-way fleece neck warmer/cap
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and for the undecided they are offering gift cards
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Outlier makers of great cycling fashion has some special public showroom hours from now till Christmas. Thursday’s 6-9pm and Saturday’s 1-5pm. 364 Leonard St, in Brooklyn.

Check out their Leather Braided Keychain:
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How about a messenger style back pack from Under-the-Weather
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Michaud Apparel makes stylish panniers you can take right into your business meeting:
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Pearl Izumi was really good to me this year and I wanted to give them another shout out. There new P.R.O. series of cycling apparel is some of the most comfortable gear I have ever rode. A nice pair of big tights makes a great gift.
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How about belts made out of recycled road tires at retiredbelts.com
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Check out some great products like these unique racks from ridepdw.com
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http://www.ridepdw.com/goods/cargo/payload

For the Ladies Chrome Bags have their Vanya knickers,
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and check out Ibexwear.com
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Magazine subscriptions make great gifts so how about:
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Track bike culture aces, Cog Magazine

or

Urbanvelo.org
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If you’d like to give to a good cause you can by a $30.00 t-shirt from worldbike.org and support an incredible program giving bikes to people in developing countries.

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