Patebury Bicycle Componentry
Posted on April 23, 2012 by jellybean
So you got yourself a bike, huh? You’ve searched high and low (read: eBay) to put together a sweet new ride, and it is one mean lookin’ piece of kit.
But I bet one detail slipped your mind while you spent three days working out exactly what colour chain will best expresses your unique personality, and that was your pedal straps. So what? How important can pedals be?
Well, considering they are the things that hold you into the bike, a lot: if you are riding a fixed gear, having responsive, functional straps can literally be the difference between stopping in time, or ending up the unlucky meat in a bus-truck sandwich.
Unfortunately, most of the products available either fail the effectiveness test, or make you look like a major dork who stole their pedals off a 12-year-old’s BMX.
This was the dilemma faced by local Sydney designers, Joram and Cameron, who realised there was a need for bicycle componentry that was both functional and aesthetically appealing. So began, Patebury, initially operating out of Alexandria, before relocating to larger premises near Wollongong, Joram and Cameron are still personally involved in every step of production.
Their first offering includes the elegantly minimalist leather strap system that provides a rigid, responsive ride demanded by both track and urban cyclists. Constructed using a high quality kangaroo leather upper and bottom and polyamide inner layer, the straps are designed to last, without looking like a piece of surplus military equipment. The boys are also working on flush bar tape that will be available soon, as well as several other products still in the works.
If you wish to find out more about Patebury, or the products they have available, check out their website: www.patebury.com