WOODEN BEARD COMBS, OILS & MORE | by THE ORIGINAL BIG RED BEARD COMBS

Some weeks ago my friend OLIVER WENKEL send me pics of wooden combs – maybe something interesting for LTG blog. And for sure I had to check up this stuff from “THE ORIGINAL BIG RED BEARD COMBS”. What i found @ their site was awesome! A lot of nice beard combs, oils, balms and other necessaries for the man with a hairy face. Everything designed so f***in’ nice. The consequence? I own 2 new beard combs and I am testing 2 new beard oils which make me happy every morning i use one of these. The combs are not only beautiful but great to handle too. So lightweight and so nice to touch. And they work perfect – it was never so easy to treat the beard. My sailor jerry style pin up girl engraved comb No.9 is “crafted with a laminated technology, which ensures that your comb is made as tough as possible. The comb is made from a total of five layers,  with the two inner layers running perpendicular to the face layers to add rigidity and strength to the teeth and body of the comb. With this process we’ve drastically increased the strength to ensure your comb will be around for quite some time.” The combs are made from Canadian wood cut down by Lumberjacks. No plastic here only 100% all natural lumber and believe me: You’ll feel the difference. And Oliver, thx for the hint again. pics | LTG

SCHINDELHAUER LUDWIG VIII BIKE x BULLIT CARGOBIKE

in 2011 i bought a BULLIT cargobike as my citybike. at the end of 2013 i sold it because of its handling when parking at home and my office. i had to carry this wonderful but so heavy weight bike – about 24 kilograms – over a small distance that caused a lot of trouble to my back. my back pains got heavier day by day and so i needed a less weight bike. my choice was a SCHINDELHAUER bike. damn, what a beauty! i still love this look and comfort every time i ride my LUDWIG VIII with its 8-speed system and uncomplicated and best working GATES CARBON DRIVE belt. maybe you’ll say that you can’t compare a cargobike with all its benefits to a bike with an retro sprint racing track bike frame geometry and for sure you are right. but my back pain got so much better and for carrying my purchases i now use a #2 Cruiser Combo – Canoe Pack with a basket made in USA by DULUTH PACK. and believe me, this combination works perfects! i chose LUDWIG VIII in alu pur. the frame is made of “alu, triple butted aero tubing, dropouts with slider-belt-tensioning-system and Schindelhauer belt-port, integrated seat post clamp, smooth welded.“ and i love the contrast of the retro look and the modern GATES CARBON DRIVE “Center Track, front 55 / rear 22 teeth”. so nice details: take a look at the pedals and the saddle, the grips … the weight is about 11,2 kg. other highlights and eye catcher are the back lights integrated into the seat post and the wooden fenders. these are not standards and for sure not cheap but really must-haves … i love my bike so much! pics | LTG




 



 


KOOSTIK | FIRST PASSIV SOLID WOOD ACOUSTIC AMPLIFIER FOR IPHONE – TOTALLY UNPLUGGED

what a great idea and what a perfect look. i can’t tell you if the sound is really so good as “koostik” describes. so what i like this to all iPhones compatible unplugged amplifier. this is what koostik says about their model ORIGINAL: “The Original Koostik is the result of a year of product evolutionary design and refinement. It is our first passive solid wood acoustic amplifier for iPhone and this now iconic design is in daily use in over 30 countries! By combining two hemispherical sound amplification chambers with carefully designed sound channels it achieves natural energy free amplification of between 10 and 20 decibels. This means an increase of 2 to 4 times the volume! Please note that due to it’s unique design,  the Original does not allow for the connection of your charger while in use with your iPhone. It is a totally “unplugged” amplifier! … Koostik is dedicated to making well designed and finely crafted wood accessories primarily for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices. All of our products are designed and made by hand in America … Each piece is designed and carefully hand crafted to create objects of elegance,  natural beauty,  and amazing function …” beside the “ORIGINAL” there are other styles i don’t like so much. check yourself: www.koostik.com  pics | koostik