Hello from Angus and Evan.
We are living in extraordinary times around the world. We hope all of you and your families are healthy. If your family, friends or colleagues are symptomatic or sick, we send all our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Where we live, we have been asked to practice physical distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Physical distancing involves taking steps to limit the number of people you come into close contact with. It can help you reduce your risk of getting sick, and help prevent spreading the virus to others. We encourage you to follow the guidelines put forth by your local governments and the scientific community. Wash your hands and self-isolate, especially, if you think you have been exposed to the virus.
We love cycling and the social aspects of group rides. But, we too urge cyclists, among others, not to flout government restrictions regarding exercise during the Coronavirus pandemic in your region. Bicycle solo if possible or with someone who is self-isolating with you.
We are still running our small business, remotely, from our homes leveraging video conferencing to keep in touch. The pandemic has affected our shipping times and may impact our response time, but, we will continue to do our best to keep in touch with all of you. Thank you for your understanding in advance.
The pandemic can also bring economic uncertainty. For small businesses, trying to figure it all out, seeing entire communities make the smart decisions to hunker down is understandable...but a bit daunting too. We want to make sure you know how grateful we are for your continued support during these scary times. We are also doing our best to support other creators and makers that look to us to buy their products. It’s our way to support the people behind each of one of these businesses.
As a gesture of good will to our customers, we are offering a 20% discount on all our frames and parts (including Alaska) and free shipping across North America (except Alaska) for orders over $200. For those who have already ordered in March 2020, we will apply the appropriate refund.
We will get through this together, caring for one another. And invariably, we will be riding together again.
Angus and Evan
We have received our latest order of 650b wheels. These wheels have solid high flange hubs that are laced to 32 hole 650b polished aluminum clincher rims with 15g stainless steel spokes. Quick releases and rim strips are included. Chosen CNC machined hub shell with sealed bearings and10-speed cassette hubs. 100mm front axle and 130mm rear axle spacing.
Yes, a 20% discount on all components and accessories when purchased with a Cycles Toussaint Frame. We just got back from the Taipei Bike Show. The largest bike show in the world. It took us three days to visit 1162 booths. Some guys go to Vegas, we went to a bike show:) Hence, we are feeling particularily excited about cycling these days in combination with the retreat of winter and therefore the discount to our customers. One quick note, due to the capabilities of our e-commerce system, we will have to refund the 20% after your purchase. Hope this is fine with all of you. I'll look after this myself. Have a super day. Regards, Angus
We now have 650b 32 spoke clincher wheel sets in stock. Nice high flange hubs are laced to high polish aluminum box section clincher with 15g stainless steel spokes. Quick releases and rim strips are included. A set will weigh just under 2000 grams.
Specially made for Cycles Toussaint! We worked with Pacenti and Panaracer to make our own cream tread version of the Pari-Moto. 650B x 38 kevlar beaded light weight tire.
Cream file tread with gum sidewalls. Smooth and speedy wrapped in a nice package.
Yes and as promised, the new VR 2.0 is available on our website for purchase! Check out the new colour.
The low-trail geometry, braze-ons and the tubing specifications of V.1 remain the same. We have made the following minor changes:
- Increasing the rear axle dropout spacing from 130mm to 132.5mm to allow the more commonly available 135mm hubs and wheels sets to be fitted.
- Instead of vertical, the V.2 will have adjustable horizontal rear drop outs which will allow for internal hub and fixed-gear builds. There will still be enough clearance with fenders combined with the long term flexibility to reconfigure the build of your bike (e.g fixie, single speed or internal hub).
- The front fork crown will now have an underside 5mm threaded fitting to allow fenders to be attached to the crown directly.
- The indent diameter of the chainstay and the clearance of the seatstays wil be increased from 52mm to 56mm to allow for wider fenders and tires.
- In a fit of madness, we also have decided to have few frames in each size made as a “no braze-on frame” – without pump, brake, brake cables, dérailleur cables or shifters bosses and with 2 sets of bottle cage braze-ons on the seat and down tubes and fender attachments.
Have a super day!
We would like to welcome Peter and the Abbotsford Cycles team to Cycles Toussaint. Based in Richmond, Abbotsford is our first distributor in Australia. Visit www.abbotsfordcycles.com.au for more store details.