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Trikes by Sergio Garcia

August 19th, 2010 [print] No comments

"Its Not Always Easy to Tell What’s Real and What’s Fabricated" by Sergio Garcia, currently on display in San Francisco as part of the “From the Street to the Cube" show which runs through August 28th.

 "Its Not Always Easy to Tell What’s Real and What’s Fabricated" - Click for larger image
"Its Not Always Easy to Tell What’s Real and What’s Fabricated"

"And then there were two" - Click for larger image
"And then there were two"

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Wall of Bikes

August 19th, 2010 [print] 1 comment

More clever than another vinyl sign:  a bike shop in Altlandsberg, Germany, advertises themselves by mounting their entire inventory of 120 bicycles on the exterior wall of their store.  Shop co-owner Christian Peterson, the man who came up with the great marketing ploy, is certainly a genius.

Bicycle Wall - Image via Reuters

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Pavement Rainbows

August 15th, 2010 [print] 3 comments

MU campus has under gone a huge amount of work over the summer, but I don’t care about most of it.  What makes me happy are all the newly paved blacktop streets that just got laid down this week.  They replaced decades-old oil-and-rock pavement, which is rideable, but far from smooth, and now it’s like riding on glass.

Anyway, I took a corner today, hanging a right from Rollins onto Missouri Ave.  Right at the intersection was a bunch of tiny glass-like sand crystals covering a freshly painted crosswalk while the paint cures.  Fortunately, I had just enough time to lightly tap my brakes, then lean my bike to the left as much as possible, while keeping my body to the right.  Right as I was thinking how much wiping out on that stuff would have royally sucked, I noticed I was being followed by a huge rainbow halo.  The effect faded, but returned further up the block at the next crosswalk, so I finally stopped and took a pic.

I guess the sun just had to be in the right spot, and the effect was pretty cool as it followed me up the street with my shadow always in the center.

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Lunartic Cycle – Hubless Wheel

August 14th, 2010 [print] No comments

Designer Luke Douglas is showing off a concept bike he came up with as an entry for the James Dyson Awards.  The bike, which is still in the early prototype stage, uses a tiny front wheel for maneuverability (I’ll complain about this momentarily) and a much larger rear wheel for stability.  The rear wheel has a toothed drive, which sends power through the rear wheel rim, totally negating the use of spokes.  The overall design is a bit awkward compared to typical 700c bikes, but it looks like it might work over the long run.

Lunartic Cycle

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Handlebar WTF

July 23rd, 2010 [print] No comments

There’s really not a whole lot to say about this, but the owner sure wins points for originality/lack of ergonomics.  Seen in NYC.

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Via Slice Harvester on TweetPhoto

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Weird Bikes, pt1

July 10th, 2010 [print] No comments

Photos of weird-ass bikes I’ve stumbled upon over time.

Micro Roadie
Micro Roadie

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Fat Tires & Rim Brakes

July 9th, 2010 [print] No comments

I have no idea what the source of this photo is, but I love the tiny rim brakes set up to grab the car tires.  Trackstands would be a piece of cake, but getting up to a decent pedaling speed must be a pain in the ass.

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What’s Old Is New Again

July 4th, 2010 [print] No comments

This April, I took a trip to Manhattan to visit my older sister and brother-in-law, and since I’ve never been to NYC before, I shipped my road bike there ahead of me (suck it, airlines).  I pretty much had the best time of my life on a bike, partly because it was all new to me, and partly because Manhattan is such a great place to ride fast.

Darren bikes, too, so he mapped out a few long rides for us, one from Manhattan’s Upper-West side down to Coney Island in the bottom of Brooklyn.  On another trip, we headed over the George Washington bridge to New Jersey, then went South to Liberty Park so I could get my first close-up look at the Statue of Liberty.  On what was to be our final ride before I packed my bike and headed home, we once again went south, this time crossing the Williamsburg Bridge into Queens… at rush hour.  That rush hour part is actually what became the issue.

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Inverted Shorts

July 3rd, 2010 [print] No comments

Have you ever discovered a couple hours into your day that you have your shirt on backwards or inside out?  Consider yourself better off than the guy on the right, who rode an entire century with his lycra shorts on inside out.  At least when you do it, there’s no one standing around with a camera to snap a photo of it.

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Via Jaxattax at RoadBikeReview.com

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Vintage Pepsi T-shirt

July 3rd, 2010 [print] No comments

I don’t normally buy vintage (aka, used) clothing, but I couldn’t pass up this rare Pepsi cycling t-shirt I found on eBay last week for $8.88.

I’m not sure what year it came out, but it’s about as fragile as the original U.S. Constitution (and I’m not just talking about the paper it’s written on, either), so I guess it was worn quite a bit.

Catch That Pepsi Spirit - City of Pittsburgh The Great Ride

Catch That Pepsi Spirit - City of Pittsburgh The Great Ride