Random pic of the week

January 5, 2009


The Walking Bike, combining shoes and bicycles for an artful (if not entirely super-functional) pedal-driven machine.

Extract from TreeHugger

Nulla Minimalist Bike

August 20, 2008


Designer Bradford Waugh came up with Nulla (meaning “nothing”) as a way of making bikes more stylish and lightweight. Lacking spokes, it uses a direct-gear-chain drive system, which leaves the bike looking like a simple set of open curves. It should able to work on a smooth street. Not for any stunts or off road use.

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The Innervision is a plastic bicycle designed to be made from recycled plastic and for mass production.
It consists of two frames, both split into two halves. The inner section is ribbed with a triangular structure to stop it flexing, and the outer frame slots on over the top. These halves are then joined by welding.The rear forks are reinforced and it’s rigid and very light.
The prototype, by designer Matt Clark, is made from virgin plastic, but the plan is to make bikes from old food containers and other polypropylene waste.

Extract from Bike Commuters

Bi-Cycle

June 16, 2008



A unique tandem bicycle, Bi-Cycle allows both riders to contribute equally to the riding experience. Since both riders can steer and pedal at the same time, riding this bike demands a trust bond between the riders.

Flute Handles

June 3, 2008


Flute Handles reproduced the sound of a flute or an ocarina through the air rushing inside. An innovative idea for all those who love to listen to music rather than a honk or ring on their bicycle.

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I think about this every time when I am driving and looking at cyclists in front of me peddling happily and not aware of the danger around them, that, how nice it would be if someone sells a signalling device for cyclist…
Made with lilypad arduino, LEDs, & wrist mounted switches for control.

Extract from Flickr

Random pic of the week

February 18, 2008


Nine salvaged bikes were reassembled into a carousel formation. The bike is modular and can be dismantled and reassembled. It is normally left in public places where it can attract a variety of riders.

Extract from Robert Weshsler

Bicycle with Couple Seats

September 29, 2007

Bicycles built for two seem like they’d be romantic, but isn’t cycling a selfish sport? This bicycle clearly has the better solution for a “tandem”, as you get a view of the open road rather than of your bikemate’s sweaty back. That’s industrial design.

But how do you start cycling?

Extract from eBay

 

StreetSurfer not only looks different to a regular bike, it rides differently too.
Its wheel set up and suspension system hug the road, providing a super smooth ride and better stability, while the steering gives the rider a ‘surfing/carving’ sensation. This is because you steer the StreetSurfer by leaning your body into a turn like you would on a surf, snow or skateboard. Click on the link to find out more.

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Breathe Air Helmet

July 14, 2007

 

It may look like something out of Return Of The Jedi, but this helmet could help cyclists breathe more easily, according to its designer. The helmet was created to filter out particles which irritate hay fever and asthma sufferers.
It covers the cyclist’s nose and mouth with a shield behind which the filtered air circulates. Used air is expelled via a plastic tube when the cyclist exhales.
The helmet, called Breathe Air, was created by 22-year-old Brunel University industrial design and technology student Luke Pannell.
Mr Pannell is seeking a manufacturer to take on the Breathe Air helmet, which is expected to retail for around £100.

Extract from Lancashire Evening Post