Found: Kangaroo Leather Pedal Straps & Fancy Handlebar Roll Bags


Sometimes its more about the finding something truly unique than having the latest lightweight technogadget. For those times, here are two fine goods that would seem quite at home among the stories in J.Peterman catalogs (yes, they’re a real thing).

Above, the Patebury Kangaroo Leather Pedal Straps are sourced and made in Australia. Two versions are available, one for track and one for road, both constructed with natural kangaroo leather bottoms to prevent scuffs on your shoes. The upper layer is one of two different types of kangaroo leather, and sandwiched in between is a polyamide later to prevent stretching. If you prefer a more traditional metal toe cage, they also offer thinner kangaroo leather straps for those.

Lest you think they’re just pretty pieces, Patebury hand hammers solid copper rivets around the buckles and chamfers the upper and lower edges of the leather to ease foot entry. Solid stainless steel buckles fit into 12 sizing holes. Weight is 75g per strap. Each pair is made to order and retails for $125.00.


Freemans Sporting Club produced this limited edition Dewars Travel Roll that, conveniently, fits a bottle of Dewars Whiskey and a few other small travel accessories or toiletries.

They’re handmade in NYC with tartan fabric lined 18oz waxed canvas and trimmed with geniune English bridle leather. Each one comes with a custom steel Dewars flask but, sadly, no actual Dewars. Retail is $150.


Mindless - 11/19/12 - 5:49pm

The end is near.

sailor - 11/19/12 - 8:02pm

Those shoes will look just fabulous with my Rapha outfit!

icarus - 11/19/12 - 8:36pm

lol… this sort of stuff should not be publicized with bicycle related news. then we are outrages so many people get run over by cars in nyc.

Scott - 11/19/12 - 8:43pm

Good thinking to picture it with one of the most fragile cranks ever created.

Chris - 11/19/12 - 10:43pm

Rapha suing for patent infringement when?

Psi Squared - 11/20/12 - 9:26am

My toes weep when they look at those shoes. They look only slightly more comfortable than cruel shoes.

Kurt The Mechanic - 11/20/12 - 6:56pm

To each their own! However, I would probably use a bike with these two items attached as often as I would wear those uncomfortable looking shoes pictured above……weddings and funerals only.

icarus - 11/20/12 - 8:02pm

those shoes either are repetto’s or something similar. ballet dancer shoes……i am not commenting on the actual straps or the bag because it is obvious the people who made them do not ride bikes and lack the basic understanding on how straps and bags should be made. another trust fund goes down the drain.

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