Hey there, everybody! I’ve done quite a few pairs of trousers and jackets lately and I’m getting a little bit blogged out. So I thought I’d mix things up a bit! In this blog entry I’ll be doing a little bit of an Oxford pick and mix, talking about a few different Oxford accessories that I and hopefully yourselves would find useful.
The first item I’ll put in my Oxford pick and mix is the Oxford Helmet Care Kit. As you all know by now- it’s the summer and the summer means all the bugs are out. If your roads are anything like as bug-busy as the roads I travel then you’re no stranger to having your visor caked with bug juice. Especially to how difficult that bug juice is to get off without just smearing it and making things worse. So what you need is a quality kit of for cleaning your lid, it comes in a nice little case that keeps everything together and makes it easy to store both at home or in a backpack for on-the-go. It comes with a microfiber cloth which is nice and soft to avoid marking your helmet or visor and a selection of solutions to clean your helmet and visor, apply antifog to your visor and to sanitise the inside of your helmet. All little luxuries you should be treating yourself and your helmet to if you’re getting a lot of use out of it. It’s £19.99 and well worth it to care for your lid, it’s been looking after your head so giving it the equivalent of it’s own spa day is the least you can do to.
Since we’re talking about helmet care, I have to ask- Where do you keep yours? On a shelf? On a rack? Depending on where your helmet is stored it can still be subject to dings and scrapes of just people passing by and doing the things they do. So Why not treat your lid to a little home of it’s own and get it an Oxford Lidsack. For £11.99 its inexpensive, protects your helmet just that bit better and even makes it easier to carry around with the handles.
Next up is the Oxford Biker Tool Kit. Having a little one of these with you is a must, especially on longer rides out. There’s nothing worse than there being just a tiny fault with your bike that you could easily fix yourself- but because you have no tools you have to call someone out. This little tool kit carries the most basic of the basic that you’ll need to make impromptu repairs but even if you do have this kit- it’s a good idea to look over your ride and take inventory of the more common tools and the more specialist tools you’ll need. At £15.99 this could save you a lot of stress and heartache on the road.
This next item is the most expensive of my Pick and Mix list at £79.99 but it’s definitely worth it. The Oxford Oximiser 600 Battery Charger is a must have for properly caring for your bike- or, more specifically, your bike’s battery. This thing is really, really clever, it has 8 different battery management stages and will even try to breathe new life into batteries that’re starting to get tired. It can even analyse your battery to see the kind of condition it’s in and assess the best charging method for it. Getting an Oxford Oximisers 600 instead of relying on normal chargers can potentially even extend the lifespan of your batteries. It has so many features and is such a clever piece of kit that this item really deserves a whole post of it’s own, I may have to do just that in the future.
That’s it for this particular Pick and Mix, just going to keep it short and sweet and I’ll likely do others in the future. If there are particular items you would like me to expand on- please let me know! If there’s an item I haven’t covered at all and you’d like me to tell you more- please leave me a comment and I’ll do my best to either tell you all you need to know or give it a spotlight of it’s own in a blog entry!
Thanks for reading, everybody! Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com