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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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  • 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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  • Laptop sleeve preview

    on Feb 15, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Laptop sleeve preview

    Meet a small stack of Ron’s new “Sumo” sleeve. We will have a pre-release at the Sustainable Living Festival this coming weekend. The sleeve is more protective for your laptop or IPad than a skin and less bulky than a whole laptop bag. Some details:

    canvas, 12mm high density foam surrounds every edge and side, zip closure, soft lining fabric, webbing finger loop.

    Ron will fully release these into his online store and stockists over the next few weeks. Connect with him via Facebook or Twitter (or come back here and visit) and give your laptop the protection it deserves.

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  • Sustainable Living Festival 2011

    on Feb 10, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Sustainable Living Festival 2011

    Ron is exhibiting in the Green Market at Sustainable Living Festival, Federation Square Melbourne. The big weekend is Friday 18-Sunday 20 February and we’ll will be down along the river this time, near where the bike path splits to go up to Fed Square.

    Our big news is our new cycling-specific padded laptop sleeve. Many of you have asked us for some serious padding to protect your laptop in our panniers. So we’ll have a series of sizes as a pre-release for you to check out.

    SLF will have some great cycling features this year – have a look at Treadlie magazines overview.

    We’re particularly excited about Bike town run by Melbourne Bike Fest. Ron is currently negotiating his involvement in the event….

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  • Castlemaine Cycle Chic – 1

    on Jan 14, 11 in News by with Comments Off on Castlemaine Cycle Chic – 1

    Ron D Swan is very impressed with the style of Castlemaine ladies and gents who ride their bicycles. We’ll be posting photos over the next little while to show you what we mean.
    First up we have spotted Sal near the Theatre Royal with her newish Allegro W2 from Bill at Human Powered Cycles. Upright bike, comfortable, stylish.

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  • Exhibition in Castlemaine

    on Nov 30, 10 in News by with Comments Off on Exhibition in Castlemaine


    You are invited to the launch of

    Flying the flag for sustainability

    A collection of beautiful flags designed in partnership with local community groups and organisations
    And artist Alice Steele

    (Ron D Swan has a very beautiful flag, thanks Alice)

    Supported by:
    Mount Alexander Sustainability Group
    Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
    Greensprings Foundation
    Focus on Community

    Where: Phee Broadway Foyer
    When: 11am, Thursday 2nd December

    (The flags will by flying at the Phee until 14th January 2011)

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  • Tweed Ride at Melb Bike Fest

    on Nov 19, 10 in News by with Comments Off on Tweed Ride at Melb Bike Fest

    Ron is very proud to be a prize sponsor for Melb Bike Fest’s Tweed Ride on Sunday 28th Nov 12-2pm starting at the State Library steps. Visit the festival website for more details.

    Melb Bike Fest 2010
    Staged over 5 days in November (Wednesday 24th – Sunday 28th), Bikefest is a community initiated celebration of bikes in everyday life.

    Through partnerships with cultural, industry and community organisations, Bikefest places bikes at the centre of life in the city, offering a broad program of events addressing ideas around transport, health, sustainability, design, safety, planning, youth and cultural engagement.

    Our goal is to improve conditions for bike riders on the road by positioning bike riding as a high status, desirable and above all, enjoyable activity. We recognise bikes as important tools for change and celebrates the optimism, creativity and diversity within Melbourne’s bike riding community.

    Bikefest aims to normalise bike riding in Australian culture by providing an accessible, non-competitive and celebratory event for bike riders of every ability and riding style.

    Roll on down to 1000 £ Bend (361 Little Lonsdale Street, City) and see what all the fuss is about!

    Check out our full program of events at http://www.melbournebikefest.com.au/

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  • Bike Polo result

    on Sep 15, 10 in News by with Comments Off on Bike Polo result

    You may remember Ron sponsored the Bike Polo team “polocalypse now” with exclusive “signature edition” hand luggage. Here are the results:

    PN: Thank you so much for the awesome bags, a few people asked us about them
    in Melbourne and at the Worlds so we pointed them towards your website

    Here are some photos attached of us + bags 😀

    RDS: And the result was?

    Ah well lets just say that we learned a lot while we were over there. The level of play in Europe / North America is far higher than the level we usually play at here in Australia

    We came 64th of 64 🙂 so in a way we did win the DFL prize which was kinda cool. Picked up some new mallets and t-shirts! hehe

    Thanks again!

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  • electric trike basket

    on Aug 23, 10 in News by with Comments Off on electric trike basket

    Well it’s a one off for now, but RonDSwan made Paul a basket cover for his electric trike. Now it’s weatherproof, things won’t fall out, and the very dodgy original basket won’t fall apart. We’re very proud of the sneaky electric cord hole and charger position.

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  • Ron D Swan in Photo Exhibition

    on Aug 3, 10 in News by with Comments Off on Ron D Swan in Photo Exhibition

    Ron D Swan is appearing for a short time in a Photographic exhibition as part of Energise Enterprise, the small business festival in Victoria. The exhibition “The Designers”will be on display from this Friday 6th August – 14th August in the Atrium at Federation Square Melbourne. We’ll also be at the “designers market” in the same place Friday 13th August.

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