From the looks of my bike, you would never know that I can be very particular.
Some people have described my bike as "horrifying." To me, my bike is part tool and part personal expression. I definitely want my bike to work well, and nothing I have done aesthetically to my bike impacts its job of getting me to work each day. As a bonus, no one will mistake my bike for someone else's.
I am quite, perhaps overly, particular (read picky) about what I buy and I am a terrible person to shop for. I scrutinize every purchase because if I going to use or see something every day, I want it to do the job right and represent my taste/interests.
I am sure I am not the only cyclist with particular tastes, and if readers out there are looking for some cool bike related products for personal purchase or to give as gifts, Uncommon Goods has a great selection of items. They have artsy stuff, practical stuff, fashionable stuff and a lot of the offerings are made from recycled bike parts.
I ditched a wearing a watch many years ago because of my particular nature. I found that most watches were either too bulky or not comfortable to wear for one reason or another. For example, I received a dress watch as a gift once and never wore it because the metal band would consistently rip hair out of my arm. On top of that the band was bulky and not comfortable when it rested on my desk while typing.
After clicking around on the Uncommon Goods site I decided to give wearing a watch another try. They sent me The Hour Watch to review, and I am happy to say that I love it. The watch is a collab with The Flying Scotsman, Graeme Obree. What first attracted me to it was the thin band. It's light, flexible, and most of all thin. Here's some perspective -
And I like to test product claims, it claimed resistance to shallow water, and it passed the test.
So if you are looking for some bike related goods for yourself, or if you are looking to get a bike related gift for someone, click here, there is a little bit for everyone.