Turntable Rider turns your bike into a live DJ mixer

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By Zolton in New Trends on Thursday 12 April 2012

First there was the bike that plays vinyl records as you cruise along the sidewalk. Now comes this: Turntable Rider, designed by interaction artist Toshiyuki Sugai, converts your bike into a live DJ console. Really? Really. So how does it work? Well, you attach sticks to the wheels, which then become a ‘moving jog dial’; the handbrakes become sound pads; and the handlebars contain a crossfader. It was created as a way to encourage bike sharing in crowded Japan, but if they receive more than 5,900 Facebook Fans, they’ll actually mass produce it for the rest of us to salivate over. Sweeeeeettt!

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Grass Track Racer by Townsend Cycles

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By Maria Monferrer in New Products on Friday 6 April 2012

This bicycle is so beautiful, simple and perfect. A very fashionable velodrome version combines the age-old tradition of path racing with the classic style.

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Sman Cruiser: a retro-styled wooden bike

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By Zolton in New Products on Saturday 17 March 2012

Ok, so this one doesn’t quite match the bike that plays vinyl while you ride, but it’s a very cool look all the same. Furniture designer Arnolt van Der Sman created this retro-styled bike from solid beech and ash, spending some 80 hours working on this one of a kind project. Brilliant.

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BMX bike equipped with huge handcrafted speakerboxes

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By Escort in New Trends on Wednesday 15 February 2012

The amazing bike featured on the Escort album cover is the creation of the Future Shock Bike Crew out of Queens. You can hear this thing approach from MANY blocks away. It’s a BMX bike with a steel armature added that hold their huge handcrafted speakerboxes complete with top notch car stereo parts. It’s actually […]

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Ron Arad re-invents the wheel in his bicycle design

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By Gerry Mak in New Products on Tuesday 29 November 2011

They say you can’t reinvent the wheel, but designer Ron Arad has done just that with his Two Nuns Bicycle. Rather than the traditional spokes and tires, this bike moves along on mandalas of bolted steel.

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Frii plastic bike by Dror Peleg

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By Gerry Mak in New Eco on Wednesday 27 July 2011

Dror Peleg designed this concept bike, a single-speed road bike made from recycled plastic, as his graduation project at the Bezalel Academy of Design in Jerusalem.

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Mad Cow Motorcycle by Billie Grace Lynn

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 25 April 2011

The crops we feed cows with these days are literally fertilized with fossil fuels. Therefore, we essentially feed cows gasoline. We might as well ride them like motorcycles like this amazing sculpture by Billie Grace Lynn: it’s actually a human powered bicycle, but since all the food we eat is fertilized by chemical fertilizers, we […]

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Wolfies Cycles: a statement on two wheels

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By Wolfies in New Events on Tuesday 5 April 2011

Wolfies Cycles epitomise all that is stylish, quirky and unique on two wheels. A handpicked collection of vintage classic bicycles, spanning trends from 1895 to 1990, with a particular focus on the 1940′s and 50′s, Wolfies Cycles is the new name in cycling cool.

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Suffolk Deluxe Electric Bicycle

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Tuesday 8 February 2011

Artists Olek and Devan Harlan joined forces to create Suffolk Deluxe Bicycle, I, a bike ‘wrapped’ in light via 3D and projection mapped patterns.

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