A Little History

After 25 years in the bicycle industry (retail and wholesale) Fred Chesnut founded Basic in 1995.The company started off with just bottles, thus the origin of our name, basicbottles.com. In 1997 we added custom labeled patch kits, a nice addition for our customers whose business or event focused around bicycling. Shortly thereafter we added T-shirts, after many requests from our customers who were purchasing water bottles from us but also needed T-shirts for their store or event. Soon we added other custom imprinted items: caps, coffee mugs, pint glasses, new bike dealer bike labels, and cycling socks. New core products are being added every year to accommodate our cycling related customers.We are also a full advertising specialty and promotional products distributor and can supply all types of custom imprinted apparel and all kinds of other promotional products which can be found at our sister site:


We can serve all your needs for apparel and products custom imprinted with your name, logo or unique message!