Bike parts repurposed as useful taxidermy trophies

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Thursday 20 February 2014

‘Upcycle Fetish’ is a project by Austrian designer Andreas Scheiger, wherein he transforms bicycle seats and handlebars into taxidermy trophies/bike racks. The project began when Scheiger took a trip to the local flea market and thought of a way where he can take recycled bicycle parts and repurpose them into something else. The result was something that parallels that of Pablo Picasso’s ‘Bull Head’.

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Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Ai Weiwei, China’s most prominent contemporary artist, recently brought a recreated version of his Forever Bicycles sculpture to Toronto’s Nuit Blanche festival. The size of the new sculpture has grown exponentially, and the once 1,000 bicycle installation now exceeds 3,144.

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Levitation bicycle has that minimalistic appeal

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Saturday 10 August 2013

Designed by Michael Strain, Ramerio Diaz and Brandon Hartley, the Levitation bicycle is an eco-friendly powerhouse that charges gadgets via a USB port using energy generated from zealous pedaling. It can even serve as a WiFi hotspot as well. The unusual angular design really gets us.

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From the LAEM Store: Clockwork Gears Clothing

Alison Shepard Contributor

By Alison Shepard in New Fashion on Friday 14 June 2013

Want to show your love for bikes without, well, carting those wheels around everywhere you go? Integrate it into your style with this new line of bike-inspired graphics from Clockwork Gears Clothing. Unique spins on everything from chains, to wheels, to gears, blended with unexpected settings and creatures. And even better yet, Clockwork gears donates […]

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Helios Bars: world’s first integrated headlight and blinker system for bikes

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Thursday 30 May 2013

With the Helios Bars — the world’s first integrated headlight and blinker system for bikes — that fit on almost every bike, California-based Kenny Gibbs has plans to revolutionize all our two-wheeled friends. Besides user-responsive lighting (the light turns off when you walk away and turns on when you get near), these bars also come […]

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Loopwheels: bringing suspension to foldable bikes

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Products on Wednesday 29 May 2013

Foldable bicycles are great for cyclists who want a convenient and portable bike, but until now, they’ve lacked the suspension and riding comfort of traditional bicycles. UK-based Jelly Products has created a spoke-less wheel designed to bring suspension to foldable bikes. The Loopwheel replaces spokes with an innovative spring system, giving foldable bike riders the […]

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The Man Who Lived On His Bike

Dawn Schuck Reader Find

By Dawn Schuck in New Film on Tuesday 21 May 2013

Filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet, cyclist extraordinaire, is the Man Who Lived On His Bike, eating, sleeping and riding his two-wheeled chariot for days and days across Montreal. Effortlessly edited and energetic, this film is steadily gaining award-after-award. One definitely worth watching.

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Rapha: stylish cycling apparel and clothing

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By Jeremiah Kille in Video on Thursday 9 May 2013

Here’s a video that I found recently that I thought was really inspiring. The video has great production value and was thoughtfully put together. Going on long rides in bad weather with friends is one of my favorite things to do in life. This video did a great job of capturing the essence of mild […]

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Sandwichbike: build your own bike from weather-coated frames of layered plywood

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 20 April 2013

Assemble our own furniture? Been there, done that. Now, thanks to Sandwichbike, anyone can also get two weather-coated frames of layered plywood (including all the tools you’ll need) delivered in a box to their doorstep and assemble an actual bike from there too. It’s cute.

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Beep Bicycle Bells by Jana Lindstrom

Stuart McBratney Contributor

By Stuart McBratney in New Design on Thursday 18 April 2013

The humble bicycle bell has been left unadorned for too long. Alas, these shiny canvases have finally found their calling with a Beep Bicycle Bells make-over. But they’re more than a snazzy way to warn pedestrians. By pimping your ride with one of these babies, you’re helping disadvantaged people find employment. And if that doesn’t […]

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Custom built bicycles made entirely from wrecked cars

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Tuesday 26 February 2013

These custom built bicycles were made entirely from recycled car parts. The citizen’s of Lola Madrid design started the Bicycled project as a means to create the healthiest, most ecological means of transportation. When you ride one of these well crafted bicycles, you’re not only doing your physical health a favor, but your doing mother […]

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Stacked: Ai Weiwei’s installation of 760 bicycles

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 15 January 2013

Renowned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s latest installation at the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano consists of 760 bicycles stacked on a raised stage. Viewers can walk through and interact with the installation at various angles and perspectives because the bicycles are physically attached to each other, creating one single structure. As always, Ai Weiwei’s work is visually stunning and unique, and his exhibit can be viewed until February 16.

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$9 cardboard bicycle holds up to 24 times its own weight

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Design on Saturday 5 January 2013

Bicycle enthusiast and designer Izhar Gafni created a bike made from 100% recycled materials; mostly cardboard. This incredible 20lb bike can hold up to 24 times its own weight, and costs between $9 and $12. This might just be the most sustainable, affordable, and well-designed means of transportation we’ve seen yet.

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Dogs made of bicycle parts

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Tuesday 25 December 2012

Do dogs bite? Er, do they bike? Thanks to Israeli artist Nirit Levav Packer, who refitted and soldered chains, gears, pedals, seats and all manners of bicycle parts from Tel Aviv bike shops to build life-size dogs, we know these awesome beasts were bikes once.

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Bicycle Taxidermy

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 13 December 2012

Bicycle Taxidermy started out as a sort of symbolic memento mori gesture by London-based architectural designer Regan Appleton for his dad’s discarded mountain and road bikes. It’s elegant and elegiac. If you have a beloved broken-down bike that will never be ridden again, it’s time to salvage it from the storeroom: mount its handlebars on a plaque and on the wall as your very own commemorative bicycle taxidermy. You had good times together once. Show some respect.

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