Brompton Bike + A Nutcase = Fun Biking in Putrajaya!
Many women who biked when they were young girls, pre-teens or even teenagers lose the joy of cycling when life gets busy and family responsibilities crowd in.
In this recent review of the Nutcase Baby Nutty Petal Power helmet, reviewer Sylvia praises the Petal Power’s lightweight in-mold shell and the different thicknesses of pads included with the helmet. These pads are integral to getting a good fit, as is the elastic fit system.
Not only are two of our best-selling Nutcase Street designs – the Fly Boy and the Americana – now 15% off. We’re also taking 15 percent off the Little Nutty helmets Silver Fly and Speedstar. And don’t forget our streamlined, summer-friendly Metroride – the American Dream gets 20% off, as does the Moto version of Americana.
It is summer time, and scooter time. While the Vespa is to the scooter world as Kleenex is to tissues, the Lambretta scooter also has a large and dedicated following. The original company folded in 1972, but Lambretta lovers keep their vintage machines in cherry condition.
Even though Nutcase Unframed artist Carla Bartow has worked on a number of great projects since coming to Portland – including designing a winning helmet for the Unframed 2015 campaign, she was still amazed to be nominated as best visual artist in the local Willamette Week contest now going on (vote for Carla here before June 30).
The beauty of the impromptu picnic is that it’s just that: unplanned and spontaneous. Of course, more elaborate picnics are always worth the effort. But mostly, just strap on the helmet, load up the picnic pannier, get on the bike, and go.
Cocktail class boat racer Peter Urbani bought our Moto helmet in Salt and had it rushed to his home, as the race season has begun.”I had so much to do to get my boat ready, but there I was in the middle of the night putting five quick coats of orange on the Moto helmet,” he said. “Then I painted the whole thing with Plasti Dip.” Urbani loves that the Moto has a clear visor, keeping the spray off his glasses and out of his eyes.
With our first wave of Baby Nutty designs you can clearly see the Nutcase aesthetic: the Nutty Swirl follows in a long line of great swirling helmet designs we’ve done; the Outer Space plays off our founder Michael’s powerful obsession with kitschy science fiction; and Petal Power isn’t just cute, it’s one in a long line of Hawaiian-inspired flower designs.
We set up three friends with our new Metroride for the trip, typically sold as an urban commuter helmet, they found it worked just as well as a touring helmet thanks to its light weight, generous vents and adjustable fit. Folks also really liked the Fidlock magnetic buckle.
Portland’s secret superpower in getting people to enjoy riding their bikes? Pedalpalooza. While not every Pedalpalooza ride is for everyone (the World Naked Bike Ride just isn’t everyone’s idea of fun) everyone can find a ride that they are interested in on the extensive Pedalpalooza calendar.