Chrome Kadet Photo Mods

The Chrome Kadet is pretty cool, its a small over the shoulder messenger bag. I would do a couple of things to make it a bit more bike friendly, which would include a camera mod for a smaller mirrorless camera setup and maybe some new materials to breathe better in the straps and back panel. This would be a great gravel grinder companion, for gear and photos.

 

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Modern Gillet Jersey

The problem with riding up mountains in summer is actually descending mountains. You ride up, you get hot and sweaty, you descend then you instantly get cold and the moisture from the sweat keeps you cold. Shivering on a bike on a fast descent is not a good thing. In the days of old school racing – spectators at the top of the mountain pass would give riders newspaper to put down the front of their jerseys to block the wind for the descent, thus keeping them warmer and safer.

Below is a modern day take design for a versatile jersey with side panels that can transform into a wind vest.

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Bicycle Linework

Some linework for a bicycle design that I have been working on for a while, in the background. The bike is a mixed up, a combination of an all season aero inspired road bike, but interestingly the fork, headset area has some strong design language that give it an “S” Vibe. After going through a lot of configurations and geometry tweaks I decided on some classic road wheelbase, I’m imagining that the frame is carbon and the integrated rear fender is cleverly detachable. I played around with the large mid surface and breaking it up a bit, but ended up liking the full encapsulated style, maybe an area for branding but a vey visually different and future style. Sort of reminded me of the Trek Y bikes when they came around in the mid 90’s and how striking they were.