I dream of owning a bicycle that allows me to play records on its wheels so I can show punks in their souped up jeeps a thing or two about pimping out a ride. Hence, I am excited to hear this protype was just unveiled at Dezeen Platform exhibition by Dutch designers Merel Sloother, Liat Azulay and Pieter Frank de Jong. My day is coming.
I am a keen bicycle lover and rider, but I’m also a lover of anything vintage and recycled, so when I found Starling and Hero I knew I was onto something good. Starling & Hero restores old bikes into new glories.
The newest design in bike fashion, as seen on the streets of Saarbrücken, leaves no wishes open for those who like a colorful appearance while being on the way on two wheels. Is it practical? Probably not. But it’s funny all the same.
Witness the birth, and creation of a high-tech custom road bike from Holland Cycles. This short film takes you from the selection of the titanium tubes all the way through riding the bike, with every step in between, and all set to the beats of Simian Mobile Disco. Learn how ExoGrid bicycles transform what you [...]
Photographer Matthew Reamer recently snapped portraits of Oakland’s Scraper Bike Movement: a group that use bicycle customization as an alternative to the violence which plagues their neighborhood. It’s amazing how the bike riders are colour coordinated with their bikes.
If you’re in the market for a great custom bike, check out Bishop Bikes in Baltimore. Chris Bishop, the man behind the operation, fabricates his own components mostly from scratch, and builds gorgeous, one-of-a-kind frames to your specs. They’re not cheap, but all things considered, they’re a fantastic value.
I really love the design lines of Vanmoof bikes. As it is with a lot of great design, a key feature of the bike is what’s not in the product: no gears; no hand-brakes (remember those awesome back-brakes from your BMX as a kid? Well, they’re back!). The lights are built-in and charged via USB [...]
Lookie here! A bike path in Seoul that plays music as people ride over it. The path is made of planks of wood of varying lengths that trigger little hammers when people ride over them, creating little percussive notes. Happy fun place yay!
From Cyglo Tyres come these awesome bike tires which come with fluoro ‘long-lasting LED bulbs embedded into the tyre tread or wall to form a perfect ring of light to maximise the visibility of cyclists to other road users’. Yes, yes, that’s all good. But they look pretty cool, too.
Despite their airy, fragile look, the carbon fiber bike frames by IsoTruss can supposedly support the weight of an 11,600-lb concrete block while remaining lighter and utilizing less material than more traditional materials.
A rechargeable bike? Still looks cool? Has some oomph about it? You betcha. The eco-friendly eGO bike runs on any input voltage from 100V to 240V and gives up to six hours of continuous action with each fresh charge.