A couple of custom boxes…

A couple of custom boxes…

A couple of custom boxes that have gone through the workshop in the last week:

(1) matt black Tourmalet with Argonaut decals in white – a very clean-looking box

(2) a Ventoux with the panels only in Wine Red (RAL 3005) – now on it’s way to Singapore

Our options for custom colours and decals are almost unlimited – and can really make your box stand out from crowd. Please contact us for more info.

SUV/van interior bike racks

SUV/van interior bike racks

Another example of our custom fabrication capability. Today we’re shipping a pair of these to a Canadian customer who wanted a system to keep his bikes upright and organised in the back of his SUV.

We developed this rack based on the standard mounting system used in the Tourmalet and Ventoux bike boxes – this accommodates both QR and thru-axle hubs and allows for a wide wheelbase range.

The idea is that these can be mounted inside the luggage compartment of a SUV or van, keeping precious bikes secure and out of the elements. Photos show seat-post removed but this can be kept in situ for taller vehicles. Each rack has two sets of adjustable outriggers to allow them to stand up stably – an array of slots  provides for additional strapping to tie-down points. Finish is a durable matt black powder coating.

These two units were made as a custom order by laser-cutting and fabricating a number of aluminium elements. If there is sufficient interest in this then we’d tool up for higher volumes and add to the Buxumbox range.

Need something similar? Please get in touch!

Raw aluminium finish option

Raw aluminium finish option

We have recently experienced customer demand for a minimalist aesthetic where the owner wishes to apply his/her own decals, paint or artwork. An option for this Raw Aluminium finish has now been offered alongside our Standard Graphics and Enhanced Powder Coat finishes – here both the structural frame and panels are left unfinished, whilst latch and handle hardware is powder-coated black with internal fittings receiving an anodised finish.

The aluminium grades used have good corrosion-resistant properties and can even be polished to a near mirror finish if desired. The only instance where we would advise against Raw Aluminium is where box is used/stored in a marine environment.

For this option, please select “Raw aluminium” when configuring your box. A £80+VAT saving compared Standard Graphics is achieved with this finish.

RAL 3007 gloss finish

RAL 3007 gloss finish

Here’s one we shipped out this week to a customer in the UK – the RAL 3007 paint on the panels of the box is very classy, almost regal.

This is definitely one of those colours that looks better in gloss than matt.

 

Flying again soon?

Flying again soon?

Just the faintest glimmer of hope that global air travel is starting to pick up again now that the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic is being brought under control. Flights up 10% over the last three weeks.
It’s interesting how the shape of this curve resembles the direct inverse of daily new infections and goes to underscore how quickly airlines cut flights, whether by government decree or market forces.
I’m sure this represents a double-edged sword to all of us – we’re all itching for life to return to normal and, with it, being free to travel – but not until we can be confident that the threat of a second spike is averted.

Lockdown project

Lockdown project

Today we shipped this to a customer in the UK – a complete self-build Ventoux kit in raw aluminium for him to paint/finish. Not something we normally do but the customer seems to be pretty technically minded and was desperate for an excuse to spend hours in the shed during lockdown!