22 September 2010

Newbaum's Is Fond of Cycling

We did a special promo run of rim tape that read "Fond Of Cycling". Those of you who know your cloth rim tape should get the pun. Oui?

28 June 2010

Attn: East Coast Shops-- New Distributor On Board!

Action Bicycle of New Jersey will carrying Newbaum's.

Action carries the big brands like Shimano, SRAM, Selle San Marco and Volume as well as smaller brands like Portland Design Works, Ergon, Soma Fabrications and Honka Hoota.

15 June 2010

Rim Tape Coming Soon

We hope to have the first batch done soon. Distributors can place advanced orders now.
The material is a cotton-synthetic blend. Edges are reinforced. The adhesive we are using is slightly tackier than the leading rim tape maker. We hope you will give these a try when they become available.

08 March 2010

In Bike Shops Now

The Hawley Co. has picked up the line. Hawley is a big full line distributor on the East Coast, in South Carolina to be more specific.

Merry Sales, our west coast distributor has also sent us a list of some shops who are already trying out our tape at least 7 colors. We will make this list prettier in time.

Rivendell Bikes, Walnut Creek, CA
Box Dog Bikes, San Francisco, CA
Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative, Berkeley, CA
Corner Cycles, Falmouth, MA
Vic's Classic Bikes, Louisville, KY
Velo Cult, San Diego, CA
The Bicycle Church, Santa Cruz, CA
Bikerowave Cooperative, Los Angeles, CA
Orange 20 Bikes, Los Angeles, CA
Open Road Bicycle Shop, Pasadena, CA
Elliot Bay Cycles, Seattle, WA
North Portland Bikeworks, Portland, OR
Cory the Bike Fixer, Milwaukee, WI
ASUCD Bike Barn, Davis, CA
Urbanistic Tea and Bike Shop, Denver, CO
2020 Cycles, Seattle, WA

A big thanks to all the shops (Box Dog, Missing Link, Rivendell) and individuals (Prolly, Trackosaurus, Fuji Otaku) who have blogged about us. We appreciate all the free publicity you've given us.

Photo: James Patrick Valiensi

09 February 2010

Newbaum's Cotton Bar Tape Details

This tape is made in the USA of highly durable milled cotton cloth.
We use eco-friendly dyes for a lower impact on the environment.
We think you'll love the tactile feel of cotton over any synthetic tape on the market, plus maybe you'll feel better, because you are using a product made with renewable natural resources.
- Adhesive back for easy wrapping
- 14 colors
- 10 ft x 3/4" rolls
- Available in individual rolls or POP boxes of 10

Update March 8, 2009: Bike shops are beginning to receive their first shipments.
If you are a bike shop you can now order from The Hawley Co. and The Merry Sales Co. 
E-mail us a bartape(a)newbaums.com  for additional information.

First Distributor On Board

We are just finishing up production on our first batch. Probably be ready for shipping in a few days, which is great because last week we secured our first distributor, the Merry Sales Co. They are located in Northern California and can supply our tape to bike shops across the nation. It beats us doing cold calls with hundreds of bike shops. Hoping to get at least one more distributor in the east or mid-west.

29 January 2010

Coming Together Just Fine

It was only a few months ago, we were trying to finalize colors for our Cotton Tape line designed for cyclists who prefer something non-synthetic to wrap their bars in. In a month or so, we will be ready to launch. Boxes are here. We are just trying finish taping up the rolls. Soon we will start calling bike shops to try some out. But before that, we need a web presence. (People don't think you exist unless you exist 'virtually', so today we are playing with a make-shift website.) Updates with specs coming soon.