Showing posts from January 9, 2011

Rael: a road bike with a rear view camera! [via bicycle design]

Rael: a road bike concept by Evan Solida I have posted about Evan Solida’s  Cervellum  Hindsight digital rearview camera  a few times  in the past. In  a post last August , I mentioned that the concept is moving forward and will be ready to ship sometime this year. Accident recording capability is something that people hoped for in earlier versions of the concept, and Evan explains that it will be available in the final product: “ Accident recording, a patent-pending technology, is done by continuously recording loops of video both for ward and behind the bicycle. With the integrated G-sensor, the Hindsight 60 can detect large impacts and will cease recording 10-seconds after any major shock, leaving the cyclist with actual video evidence of whatever occurred leading up to the accident .” [continue at bicycle design]

Boneshaker Magazine

About Boneshaker Magazine is a celebration of cycling and the people who do it. Full of articles, personal stories and anecdotes about people and projects doing great things with bicycles around the globe. It is our hope that the magazine will both inspire and entertain, raise awareness and bring a smile to your face. Appealing to both bike-heads and those who may not yet have experienced the true joy and freedom that can be found from our two-wheeled friends. [Boneshaker Magazine website]

Pioneer Android-based Cyclocomputer : DigInfo (Thanks Tim!)

Rapha announces a bike line!

Beginning January 2011 and for the next two years, Rapha has partnered with four masters of framebuilding to offer four distinct, hand-made bicycles. Each partner has been selected because of the mastery of their craft and passion for road cycling. With each partner we have created a model constructed uniquely for a particular style or purpose of riding: The ‘Every Day’ from Beloved Hand-built in Portland, OR by Chris King, this is the ideal bicycle for racing through the city. See the bike » The ‘Continental’ from Ira Ryan and Tony Pereira  | The perfect ‘go anywhere’ bicycle. Constructed for all surfaces and types of weather, this is the year-round racing and training bicycle. See the bike » The Independent Fabrication ‘XS’ Long heralded as the utmost in performance and comfort. Proven again on the ‘Crazy Bet’ in 2008, the XS is the ultimate choice of any sportive rider. See the bike » The Cinell

Don't want to pedal to the top of mountain? Get an Ego Kit!

E-powered Kit for downhill bikes At the beginning there was the downhill track, but shortly after there was the question: How do we get up again? Not willing to stick with cable cars, the young downhillers from Ego-Kits looked for a solution to bring their heavy bikes back up the hill. The problem was solved by applying an e-powered engine to the bikes, that offers enough power to drive the rider back up the trail. The intelligent construction with the engine can be attached to 70% of commercially available downhill bikes and turns your normal bike into a true uphill machine. The power comes from a high performance battery pack that offers 1200 watt, which is carried in a backpack and therefore does not change the ride dynamic of your bike. More power means more time on the trails. Only you and your Ego. [ego-kits website]

Efficiency for your Urban Ride [via Momentum Planet]

MIND THE GAP - URBAN BIKING: Optimizing Your Urban Ride from Laura J. Lukitsch on Vimeo . A webisode by Laura J. Lukitsch of  Mind the Gap Productions  about how to improve your efficiency on your urban bike commute.

Ride with Larry Movie

Ride with Larry (trailer) from Ride with Larry on Vimeo .

TOSRV Photos to reminisce over...

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80's Murray Street Machine Bicycle Commercial

TOSRV 2011 Registration is OPEN!

[TOSRV website]


By: Steve Magas, December 31, 2010 THE BIKE LAWYER TO REVIEW ALL OHIO FATAL BIKE CRASHES As 2010 draws to an end I am announcing the beginning of an exciting new project.  I have begun collecting the accident reports of every fatal bike crash in Ohio for 2010.  My plan is to review these reports independently in order to figure out what happened and why in each case, to search for common themes, mistakes and problems and to provide a written summary of my findings. I am NOT a “researcher”  per se  and am not entirely familiar at this point with the tools that most researchers use to gather data.  My thought is not to review numbers and publish “statistics” but to review the public records and analyze each crash separately, independently and in detail.  It’s not that I’m afraid of math – I have a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Cincinnati.  Here, though, the data pool is small enough to permit a thorough review of each crash. So what gives me the right to think I can tack