Trotify will make an instant horse out of your bike

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Poor horses. Through no fault of theirs, they’re just about overexposed these days, what with the whole shebang about that Gangnam Style horse dance. Trotify salvages the coolness of horses a little, though. It’s a nifty little wooden device, that when you affix to your bike with two coconut halves, will make your bike sound […]

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Bike Sampa: a sustainable transport project in São Paulo

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By Didu Losso in New Trends on Thursday 1 November 2012

Bike Sampa is a sustainable project in São Paulo City. You pay a one time fee of R$10 reais (around US$5) for a bike pass, then you can have 30 minute free rides, everyday, as many times you want, with 15 minute intervals from one ride to the other. The bikes are spread all over town in strategic locations, resulting in a partial solution to São Paulo’s chronic traffic problem. If you don’t have a car, it’s a great option instead of taking a cab, which is quite expensive, or the bus, which is generally packed.

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BikeBoat lets you row and ride without getting out

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 19 October 2012

Sure, they’re all ‘This is no longer a dream, with this new type of transportation, the possibilities are endless with the bikeboat!’, but the BikeBoat is still undergoing testing, which means no one has their eager hands on it yet. What it is? Well, it’s basically an amphibious vehicle tipping the scales at slightly over 60 lbs with a light aluminum frame and stainless steel hardware. On water, you can row it using the inbuilt oars like you do with a boat. On land, you can pedal forth like you do on a recumbent bike. The boat is detachable too. Could this be the new biathlon? It all seems very confusing, but marvelous.

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Bike plays dance music as you ride it

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By Hannah Adamaszek in Video on Monday 3 September 2012

How amazing! Turn your bike into music with this Turntable Rider by attaching it to your bike. The bike wheels become jog wheels. The handbrakes become sound pads. Download a few tracks from itunes and get your bike out of the shed.

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Neon bicycles that glow wherever you go at night

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 21 August 2012

Pure Fix Cycles has introduced a line of solar-activated bikes, Kilo, that glow in the dark. They’re energy-friendly too — every hour of daytime sun earns the bike more than an hour of night glow. These neon rides are simply beautiful.

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On a bike tour seeing weird statues in Prague

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By This Island Life in Cool Travel on Saturday 11 August 2012

One of the best ways to explore a city like Prague is by bike. With its cobblestoned streets, spectacular bridges and enchanting castles it’s the perfect way to get a feel for the place. We did a guided tour with the guys at Praha Bikes and had an awesome American girl Kat as our guide. Our tour took us across the Charles Bridge where Tom Cruise was filmed in Mission Impossible 4 and past David Cerny’s peeing and crawling baby sculptures.

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Awesome custom bicycles by Jordan Hufnagel

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By Armin Adams in Video on Wednesday 8 August 2012

Being born into a metal-work family, I was raised to respect and admire good craftmanship and a well built bicycle falls exactly into that category. Jordan Hufnagel is the uncrowned King of Custom Bicycle Building. His bikes are made from scratch, measured indiviually for each client, welded in his own shop, and the riders’ name is then drawn on the finished frame as well. Neat. Not exactly the cheapest option to buy a bicycle, but then again, sometimes it’s just the RIGHT option.

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Woodbicycles by Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez

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By Eric Debris in New Eco on Saturday 28 July 2012

This is a piece of art on wheels; art you can ride. Woodbicycles are handcrafted by Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez in their San Jose shop, using urban wood sources: such as dismantled homes and buildings, and lumber from tree removals.

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Downtown From Behind photo blog

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By Anastasia Gerali in New Photography on Tuesday 23 November 2010

Downtownfrombehind is a photo blog featuring creative types (artists, models, chefs, musicians) riding their bikes around downtown New York City. The goal is to highlight those who make downtown New York what it is today.

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Bicycle Film Festival

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By Xavier Toby in New Events on Saturday 22 November 2008

Now occurring in seventeen venues around the world, the Bicycle Film Festival certainly has its wheels turning and is well placed to ride into the future. Apologies for the terrible cliché. Anyway, the festival runs in Melbourne from Friday, Nov 21 until Sunday, Nov 23. There are seven programs of mixed films from around the world and bicycles are the only common theme.

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