Thursday, December 21, 2006
we got an email today from Lane at CETMAracks, a one man racking crew! Lane makes some sweet looking heavy duty racks for the front of your bike and these things look like they can handle quite the load. check out his website at www.cetmaracks.com. he's sending us a rack, as we speak, to try out and run through the gauntlet. look for a review of the CETMAracks on our review page real soon. this guy sounds super nice, genuine and willing to do anything to lend a hand. check him out.
this is the first time i think i've used capital letters on any post of any sort. go me!
Thursday, December 14, 2006
we've finally managed to eat enough ramen and rice to afford some advertising, i think. the plan is to advertise in d.i.y. /indpendent print media, that way we can start building working relationships with (and in turn help support) more underground publications, rather than handing things back to the over-abundant faceless corporations that dominate our landscapes. yes, the mom and pops still exist among the strip malls packed with barnes and nobles, starbucks, and best buys. anyway, we're compiling a list of various zines and independent newspaper types, even some websites and we're looking for help in adding more to that list. if you have any ideas, or have a zine or paper that has ad space for sale let us know. i put something up on our myspace about it and people were pretty quick getting back to me with a huge range of ideas that i hadn't thought of. i figure if two heads are better than one than 300,000 are better than everything! you can get back to me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org too. thanks for wading through this. we appreciate it. take care out there.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 01, 2006
we did it. we took the plunge. uh huh. they'll be up on the website soon, so keep an eye out. what you'll see is a military hat, in black and khaki-kinda olive green, with a one less car patch hand sewn on. since we have two different colors to choose from we figured we'd offer two different patches to choose from as well. you can get the classic one less car design or the chain ring logo. cole's going to put the pictures up in a few minutes and like i said, once we get the details taken care of they'll be up on the website and read for ordering.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
we just got some fun stuff from the guys at wig. we are going to test this stuff out and put a review as soon as we can.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
getting mail is always a good thing. it can sometimes be that little ray of light on an otherwise dreary day. today's mail brought us some degreaser from nick in chicago. he calls it el duke's (pronounced doo-kay) degreaser. it's a non-toxic, fully biodegradable, vegetable oil based degreaser that's gaining quite a bit of popularity among those that have been graced with an advanced bottle.
the plan for the degreaser is to take my bike apart and clean the Green Hell out of it, while listening to the misfits because it's halloween. when everything's cleaned and put back together we'll snap a picture or two and put them up on the web site with a full written review. that way you'll be able to read all about it, check out the pictures and want a bottle of your own. and we can tell you how to get that. check back.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
me and derek just got a couple shirts from jeremy at one of the best bike shops out there - Harris Cyclery, they have just about everything that you could possibly need for bicycling. check them out at http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html. they're an actual bike shop, but they have a great web site that you can do business through as well. thanks jeremy.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
we had a guy contact us awhile ago about a shirt that he wanted us to make with a guy riding his bike and a pig chasing him with the words "wheel sucking pig". i told derek the idea and the next day i came in to find this. it's one of the funniest things to me.
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
hey everybody -
we just wanted to let you all know about a couple things that have come to light recently. okay, well, it's only one thing actually. we've gotten a handful of emails and a phone call or two lately wondering where orders are and why they haven't shown up in the mail yet. you see, when we started one less car clothing it was something that we did in our spare time when work was slow, because we love riding bikes. as time went on, and orders kept coming in, things got bigger and way more busy - and here we are. don't get us wrong though - we love it.
when we get your order we print your shirt. we don't have enough money here to keep a large amount of already printed shirts in stock, so we can't just grab one off a shelf and shove it in an envelope. we get the shirts we need to fill orders and then print them for you, so it takes some time. there's only three of us here and everything is done by hand. all we ask is that you keep this in mind before you send emails asking where your order is only seven days after you ordered it. somewhere along the line we've become a culture that just expects immediate results. it probably has something to do with fast food drive-thru windows on every corner and henry ford's "brilliant idea" known as the assembly line. beyond that, we accept different payment methods that take varying amounts of time to clear - with your echecks and such. then there's shipping, once we drop it in the box it's out of our hands. we send orders all over the world - and that can take some time as well. and last, we're not big time (read: super-ultra efficient businesspeople or robots, we're just like you. we like spending time with family and friends. we like spending time on our bikes. and it's just discouraging to think that we're failing you and not moving fast enough despite all the time and effort that we're committing to this.
thanks so much for understanding
- cole, katie and derek
Sunday, October 15, 2006
1 less car web development news: the news section is now powered by blogger, so updating will be easier, and hopefully more frequent. check back for new updates soon! also at the moment, the 'news' looks better in firefox and netscape than it does in internet explorer. blame it on microsoft. make the switch!