Fifth Day of Randonneurmas: Velo Orange

Buying the right gift for a cyclist can be a challenge. Fortunately, it’s easy to make them happy if you just buy anything from Annapolis, Md.-based Velo Orange.

Owners Chris and Annette have steadily built up the Velo Orange brand of high-quality, beautiful components that any cyclist should be glad to put on their bikes. I am also impressed with their dedication to affordability. In these tough times, when Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo have decided to raise prices through the ceiling, Chris and Annette deserve a lot of credit for offering lower-cost alternatives that are as good or better than the big companies.

I’m particularly taken with the VO seatpost, which we use on a number of our bikes, VO stems, and VO headsets. We have the threadless headest and stem on our tandem. Watch for a VO crankset one of these days.

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(Images courtesy of VO).

Tomorrow: Souvenirs of happy days on the road.

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