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  • shiny musettes

    on Nov 28, 11 in News by with Comments Off on shiny musettes

    OK, these musettes are actually flat fabric but our reclaimed metallic and shiny do wierd things.

    Just a child size handful of these special colours. If you’d like one, just order a Chrome Musette and then write “It just has to be GOLD (or) BRONZE (or) MELTED CHOCOLATE” in the comments section.

    GOLD

    BRONZE

    MELTED CHOCOLATE
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  • Laptop Sleeve review – Ride On magazine

    on Oct 10, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Laptop Sleeve review – Ride On magazine

    We love that the reviewer tested the sleeve on a mountain bike trip and her laptop came back unscathed. Click on image to read review.
    Ride On magazine, October-November 2011
    …just a note on colours: the black and blue will wear better than the red.

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  • Front Pannier sneak peak

    on Aug 16, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Front Pannier sneak peak

    Ron D Swan has a new range of panniers swanning their way to Ausbike Expo. They’re heavy duty canvas and made for low rider front pannier racks. Sturdy as well as very cute.

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  • When is a bike lane a bike lane?

    on Aug 16, 11 in News by with Comments Off on When is a bike lane a bike lane?

    When is a bike lane a bike lane? When a stencil marks the side of the road of course! This article appeared in one of our local papers after media releases from our newly formed “Mount Alexander Walking and Cycling Action Group”. 
    VicRoads, the authority wielding the stencils says there is more work to do.
    We hope so.

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  • Laptop sleeve review

    on Aug 9, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Laptop sleeve review

    We at RonDSwan have worked long and hard to produce the best possible padded laptop & ipad sleeve, so we’re really pleased with this assessment of them by online newspaper Castlemaine Independent ,


    a unique design that hits all the marks – function, materials, usability, manufacturability, and durability.  


    If you’re planning on coming to Ausbike next week, we look forward to meeting you and you can try one out for size.
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  • Usethings

    on Jun 3, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Usethings

    If it is not useful or necessary, free yourself from imagining that you need it…*


    Ron’s newest stockist is a little different. The store stocks products that are part of a Shaker Philosophy (above). Usethings in Castlemaine is a store where you won’t be asked “do you want fries with that?” but possibly rather “do you really want those fries?” (if in fact, they did sell fries). 


    Tim and Deb wrestle over the question of what products are really, truly useful – not just right now, but far into the future of that products life. 


    Ron is very proud to be represented in their collection.


    Usethings is located at 8 Templeton St, Castlemaine


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  • Recent new stockists

    on May 27, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Recent new stockists


    Abbotsford Cycles West has recently taken a delivery of RonDSwan’s whole range. 
    5/201 Hyde St, Yarraville 

    Ron is also lounging around in Daylesford (well, until you go in and pick up a legband or musette) at the St Mel Cyclery, Shop 3 Village on Vincent, Vincent St.

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  • Musette

    on Mar 29, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Musette

    Ron is working very hard at the moment to bring out some great new products. The first one up is his take on the Musette:
    • This little bag is the size and style of a traditional musette
    • zip closure
    • cotton strap with metal adjuster
    • reflective stripe
    • lightweight, longlasting 8oz canvas
    • regular colours are Red, Black, Green and Blue
    • special colours are fluoro yellow and a very flashy Chrome 
    Email Ron or connect via Twitter or Facebook to be on our product release list. These will be available by mid April.
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  • New payment option

    on Feb 28, 11 in News by with Comments Off on New payment option

    Ron D Swan can now take American Express cards for payment from our online store.
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  • It was lovely to meet you

    on Feb 21, 11 in News by with Comments Off on It was lovely to meet you

    The Sustainable Living Festival -what a weekend it was. Seeing those massive crowds of people interested in how to make changes to their lives and find ways out of old habits is very inspiring. We met alot of fantastic people and Ron is now part of a great many more cycled journeys. Thanks so much for your support.
    Bicycles and human powered transport this year was well covered with; 
    -Bike Town organised by Melbourne BikeFest;
    Trisled and Gette Electric Bikes and RonDSwan at the exhibitor market;
    -“Bike City” was an inspiring forum hosted by Charlie Pickering with Adam Bandt, Rob Adams (City of melbourne) and Pip Carroll (BikeFest) all of the belief that a more people-centric (bicycles and pedestrians) city is not too far away. Rob thinks that when Mums get on their bikes with kids, that’s when the tables might begin to turn. That double drop-off can be seriously less stressful on a bike.
    We spoke to a great many people, some of whom travel 20km on a bike every day but don’t consider themselves cyclists. This is what the new people-centric culture will be about, labels will not apply. It will just take a good many of us to step up and make a few changes in our own lives.
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