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People much smarter than us have been saying for ages that history repeats itself. That’s true in some sort of big picture sense, but we’re more interested in the here and now which means reinvention instead of repetition. Here’s the thing: more than 60 years ago, an iconic bicycle called The Flying Pigeon was released overseas. It was hugely popular (Google Image search “flying pigeon” and you get almost as many bikes as birds), but was never customized for the US. This new version of the bike shares the same DNA as the original, but the final package is as far removed from your grandfather’s version as you are from his sweet facial hair. It maintains the classic heritage and profile, but it’s upgrades like: a leather seat, Dutch-style parallel handlebars, modern tires and pedals, cable brakes and splatter proof fenders. It’s the two wheeled equivalent of restoring a classic car except you don’t have to do any of the work yourself.

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[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.