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fax like it's 2003

  • Posted by ade
  • 29 September 2009

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the faxtomorrow the howies website get's moved to a new server, so you may not be able to order online for a few hours.

when I started at howies 6 years ago you could only order by phone, by post or by fax.

If you old school shoppers need to fax your order tomorrow the number is 01239 615598. Don't put your card details on it, but a number to call you on to get them.

She's full of paper.

chase me

  • Posted by ade
  • 29 September 2009

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how?this was on the road side on the ride in this morning.

the only way to buy it is to either wait by it till he gets in and drives off, or follow him to the motorway and get up along side and shout through your passengers window to agree a price.

it may take a while to shift.

new rolling stock

  • Posted by ade
  • 29 September 2009

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winter rubberThe filmore fixed has shredded the rear rubber. First I knew it was worn was when I skidded through to the tube.

So the Principia is giving up it's 25c and getting these 23c winter ware, and the fixed gets the 25's.

thanks for the chairs

  • Posted by ade
  • 25 September 2009
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orangebox came down last week and gave us a whole pile of amazing chairs that have transformed our lives. we did a swap of some tees for 4 new chairs, and when they saw how bad the others were they gave us all chairs.

that is super super kind. check out their cradle to cradle chairs

our previous ones were tough to spend a whole day in, so they went off to a charity last week. they are the ultimate in kind.

so to see how much better they are than the old ones we took them for a test down the old howies race track.

the old ones could roll, but these babies are super smooth and slickly fast.

new bike jacket rides in

  • Posted by ade
  • 24 September 2009

ykkWe had planned to launch a new bike jacket this autumn, with a secret new zip from YKK.  I had found the zip two years ago at a trade show on a firemans uniform and we have built a great feature into the new bike jacket using it.

We have had the jacket finished for the last few months, but some things haven't been right so we have been biking, changing, biking, changing. It's done many miles commuting, Brecfa and the hardcore Preseli mountains.

Mike from YKK has also been working with Louise (our make it fit and work great person) on how best to use the zip so it works the best (he helped design the zip) and after 3 prototypes it's there. Just need to do some final trim stuff now.

The customer service team have been in with him today learning about the zips ability to support 40kg, resist corrosion from salt, mud, oil, diesel and the sun and remain silky smooth. (They don't look it in the photo, but it's exciting).

Spring launch roll on cause I want one.

did you get it?

  • Posted by ade
  • 24 September 2009

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did you ge tit?we posted our catalogue our a couple of weeks ago, but some post people have been striking.

and there is a back log of post still to be delivered.

did you get your copy?

autumn offers

  • Posted by ade
  • 24 September 2009

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sloe ginacross the teifi from howies in the marshes is a blackthorn forest.

the sloes this year are as big as grapes.

just laid down a couple of litres of gin for christmas. it's going to be a vintage year.

winter cometh

  • Posted by ade
  • 23 September 2009

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hedgerow Jellyso we have made the most of the berries on the bushes.

my wife has made the most amazing hedgerow jelly from blackberries, hawthorn berries, sloes, rowan berries, crab apples, rose hips boiled with a little sugar then hung in a muslin bag between the legs of a chair over night to drain out the clear liquid.

pure autumn on toast.hedge gel to

bad hens

  • Posted by ade
  • 23 September 2009

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hiddeneggour egg production had fallen off a cliff the last two weeks. down from 5 a day to 1.

this morning we found the secret stash.

because they are out and about every day from their pen and they have been laying them secretly under a rose.

12 eggs float tested for freshness and planned for tonight's tortilla.

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