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The Cyclotrope

The Cyclotrope from tim Wheatley on Vimeo . Music- Jherek Bischofff Song- Kule Kule (Orchestra Version) from "Tradi-Mods Vs. Rockers" Alternative takes on Congotronics (Crammed Discs) The Cyclotrope Created and animated by tim wheatley The cyclotrope is a cycle of 18 images that is spun at a certan speed so that the frame rate of the camera filming it gives the illusion of animation. This film is my first experiment with the cyclotrope and i intend to work with it more. watch another experiment here follow my project here and visit my website

Don’t Bike Like A Dickweed: 10 Rules for New Cyclists

Here’s the thing. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was new to riding a bicycle once. I bought my first bicycle as an adult four years ago, and if you think I wasn’t embarrassingly inept for the first year, you’re completely tripping. There is no way to become a serious cyclist who knows what they’re doing without spending a long time learning by trial and error. We’re biased, since we bleed chainlube if you prick us, but we think every human with the physical ability to pedal a bicycle should at least try riding in the city they love. Even the most ardent supporters of community cycling have a hard time coping with the influx of novices every spring and summer, though. Suddenly the empty lanes we owned all winter are full of creaking, out-of-repair bicycles that are passing us on the right with like two inches of space between our knees despite the fact there’s a red light coming in two seconds, and we want to fucking strangle everyone. The new Chicago bikeshare program, Divvy, me

Queen - Bicycle Race

Queen - Bicycle Race from Cristian Molina on Vimeo . Taken from 'Greatest Video Hits 1' (From Queen official youtube channel). The single and the song are from the 1978 album Jazz.

Biking Cincinnati to Columbus

Biking Cincinnati to Columbus from UrbanCincy on Vimeo . UrbanCincy's Jake Mecklenborg biked from Fountain Square to the Ohio Statehouse. Read the full story at:

Biggest bicycle jump into a lake | Youtube

Biking To Fight Cancer -- One Stride At A Time | Huff Post

In the fashion industry, when someone is taking their job way too seriously, you often hear the phrase, "it's not brain surgery" or "it's not rocket science," and even, "it's not like we're curing cancer." And it's true, my job, as amazing as it is, often makes me question myself - am I doing enough? In May of this year, I had the opportunity to tour The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC--James). It is one of the nation's premier cancer centers for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. I met the CEO, Dr. Michael Caligiuri and many other doctors and researchers who spend their days searching for a cure for this horrible disease. I imagined what it would be like to be making such a difference in the world -- it gives me chills just thinking about it! They are all incredibly inspiring to me. So I asked myself, what can I do to help?

republic bike x portlandia aristotle

Become bike oastal And yes, we put a bird on it. If you have absolutely no self-control and undying devotion to Portlandia, we've got you covered. Republic Bike has teamed up with the folks at Portlandia to properly outfit you. Designed by Fred and Carrie, our Limited Edition Portlandia Aristotle ( also available in a Mixte ), features our integrated cargo bars, subtle but overt Portlandia branding, and birds. Cars, man. Why? [republic bike]

Classic Tandem Electric Bike | Pedego

Motor Brushless Gearless Hub Motor on Rear wheel Power 500 Watt Gears & Speeds 6 Speed Shimano Tourney Gears Batteries Lightweight Lithium in a Removable Pack Shifter Shimano SIS Index® Shifter Charger Smart Charger Included Amps 10 AMP Hour Volts 48 Volt Tires Kenda 26″ x 2.125″ K-RAD Urban Tires Speed 20 MPH using motor power only Distance 15 – 30 miles per charge(depending on rider weight & terrain) Throttle Type Twist Throttle Variable Speed Control Frame Type 6061 Light Weight Aluminum Handlebars Cruiser Style with Promax Stem Braking System Avid BB-7 Front Disc Brakes and Dia-Compe Rear Hub Brake Drive System Rear Hub Motor (Motor is in rear wheel) Measurements Frame Size 17″ Axle to Axle 74″ Handlebars 28″ Seat Pedego Padded Adjustable Seat Height 32″ to 39″ Bell Standard Battery Indicator On Handlebars Bicycle Warranty 1 Year Battery Warranty 3 Year Limited Warranty Weight Bicycle Only – 75 lbs Battery Pack – 10 lbs Total Weight – 85 lbs [Ped

Robert Penn explains why it's all about the bike | Vimeo

Robert Penn explains why it's all about the bike from Penguin Books on Vimeo .

Spot Wazee | Bike

In the spirit of Colin Chapman, the brash auto racing entrepreneur who created the  Lotus 38 that won the 1965 Indy 500, we present the Wazee—a city bike that blends modern technology with retro racing aesthetics. The sleek and streamlined steel frame delivers the classic ride characteristics and road-feel that bicyclists prize. And with its Lotus-inspired Chapman green (of course) color scheme, the Wazee handles city streets with precision and panache. Our Wazee is the newest member of the Spot family but its heritage runs deep. Wazee Street is one of Denver's most storied thoroughfares, the epicenter of LoDo and beating heart of Mile-High commerce and culture. Anchoring the bike is the most innovative drive system available: a CenterTrack belt drive that motors fast and quiet, lap after lap after lap. Colin Chapman would be proud. AVAILABLE in shops in late August. [Spot]

The Bridge Street Saddlebag

The 21st Century saddlebag for unencumbered adventures There's room for a better saddlebag.... The bicycle has always been about freedom: Throw a few essentials into a bag and set out for a day, a weekend, or a year... The  Bridge Street Saddlebag  emerged from our search for the perfect bag for lightweight, unencumbered adventures. It takes all the benefits of traditional large capacity saddlebags, and adds a bunch of new ones too: It lets you carry all you want, without encouraging you to take more than you need It keeps the load off your back - so it won't make you hot and uncomfortable - and puts it close to the centre of the bike for better handling It's light, since it doesn't need an external rack or frame, while clever use of modern materials mean its around half the weight of a canvas or leather bag It fits directly onto your bike's seat post with a robust, proven quick release bracket, so it can be fitted or removed in a second, and it

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Lucky Escape After Car Door Opens On Cyclist | SkyNews

A woman has escaped serious injury after she was knocked off her bike when a passenger opened a car door in front of her. The victim, whose family name is Shi, was riding home on her electric bicycle in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, when the accident took place. A rear door of a sport utility vehicle (SUV) stopped by the roadside opened suddenly in front of her, sending her tumbling from her bike into the rear wheel of a passing truck. The woman is thrown into the back tyre of a passing truck [See the video at SkyNews]

Proof That Bike-Share Generates More Foot Traffic Than Free Parking |

Divvy user Richard Hurh at the Smoke Daddy docking station. Photo: John Greenfield [This article also appeared in " Checkerboard City ," John's column in Newcity magazine, which hits the streets on Wednesday evenings.] As I’ve written , the 32nd Ward’s  Scott Waguespack  is a good guy, and he’s one of Chicago’s best aldermen. A key independent voice and reformer, he’s sort of the Eliot Ness of City Council. He made headlines for leading the opposition to Richard M. Daley’s much-hated parking-meter contract, as well as Rahm Emanuel’s fishy reboot  of the deal. Waguespack is generally a strong supporter of sustainable transportation, and he bike commutes regularly—he’s been  doored or struck  by cars on multiple occasions. It’s a bummer when a politician you respect is on the wrong side of an issue you care about. So I was distressed to read quotes from the alderman that seemed critical of Chicago Department of Transportation initiatives that convert car parking

Helmet vending machines to debut at four Boston Hubway stations this month

A rendering of the latest design for the HelmetHub vending machines, four of which are in production right now. Vending machines that will dispense bike helmets to either rent or buy are scheduled to debut at four Hubway bike share stations in Boston at the end of August. “Boston will be the first city in the US to do this,” said Nicole Freedman, head of the city’s bicycle programming. “The real goal is to make sure cyclists in Boston are wearing helmets as much as possible.” City officials, including Mayor Thomas M. Menino, are scheduled to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 26, for one of the first HelmetHub machines, which will be attached to a  Hubway  station outside the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, said  Freedman , director of  Boston Bikes . Locations for the other three pilot helmet vending machines have not yet been finalized, but Freedman said they will likely be installed at Hubway stations that attract the highest amount of “casual ri

Annual Franklinton Bicycle Swap Meet - August 24

Trade, sell, and buy used and new bicycle parts at the 400 West Rich Farmer's Market! What is there to do? -Get some deals on bike parts -Check out some local bike organizations -Enter a raffle -Get free expert help & advice on your bike from real mechanics -See amazing, cool bikes during the bike show -Listen to some great music -Have lunch at one of the many local food trucks -Take home some fresh, local produce -And more! From   Jonathan Youngman : Hey Cycling Friends. Just wanted to let you know that Franklinton CycleWorks' third annual Swap Meet is coming up on August 24th. I know most of you have lots of parts, gear and accessories lying around. I also know most of you are currently looking for a particular part to complete a project. The Swap Meet is a perfect place to either clean out or switch up your inventory. I know many of you also have some fantastic bicycles. Share them with the city by showing them off at the swap's Ride In. You'll be able to

These Sneakers Come With A Built-In Tent, For When You Need A Private Moment [FastCompany]

The Walking-Shelter set of kicks means you’re never far from home, because home can be wherever you set up your shoe-tent. Being human is hard. We’re squishy, lumbering, and sensitive. We don’t have claws or wings, and instead of arriving on this planet with houses on our backs like hermit crabs, we have to build them. Australian architecture collective  Sibling  has designed a solution for this last problem. When Aussie clothing manufacturer Gorman asked 21 companies and artists to optimize a white canvas high-top sneaker for a line of “ Choose Your Own Adventure Shoes ,” Sibling, a collaboration among eight architect friends, made theirs with a built-in nylon and polyester shelter. The  Walking-Shelter  is perfect for a vision quest, walkabout, or epic bar crawl that demands collapsing of exhaustion at the end... continue -->

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The Culticycle: a Pedal-Powered Tractor

"The Culticycle is a pedal powered tractor that can cultivate, seed, spray, or pull gear for most low horsepower tasks. Small tractors do many jobs very well and very fast, but also consume fuel, compact soil, cost a lot, and cause physical damage to the operator -– mainly spine and joint problems. Many of their jobs could be done, slower but better, by human pedal power. This prototype consists of: the front ends of 2 bikes welded together at 42” on center; a lawn tractor differential mounted in a unistrut rectangle for a rear end , with 3/4" round axles and 20” ATV tires; a bike frame welded above the rear end with motorcycle sprocket and chain driving the differential (a springloaded idler tensions the chain); a belly mount lift to hold cultivators, seeders, etc.; a bike handlebar, separate from the bike frame and joined to the front end, steering the front wheels. The materials are rebar, unistrut, landscape rake tines, and parts from bikes, an ATV, and a la


Bult X3 Helmet With Integrated HD Video Camera

Helmet cams are all the rage to capture rides and wrecks, and to document maliucous drivers for the authorities to deal with. Add-on models can be pricey, and while it isn’t spoken about much there is a risk of increased injury in attaching anything to the outside of your helmet. The  Bult X3 helmet has an integrated 720p HD video camera with a 120º wide angle lens for capturing all of the action unfolding in front of you at 30 FPS. A simple two button power and record system keeps it easy to use on the move, and the four-position lens allows you to aim it where you need depending on your riding and what you’re trying to capture. The built in memory can record an hour of video, and is easily downloaded to your computer via a USB connection. The Bult X3 multi-sport helmet is CPSC and ASTM certified and retails for $119, less than most add-on cameras alone. More information and a list of distributors is available at Also available is the lower resolution X1, and c

Kite Patch | Vimeo

Kite Patch from SPARKHOUSE on Vimeo .

Capturing The Inconsiderate Drivers Who Make It Dangerous To Bike In The City [FastComapny]

A new blog--Get Off My New York City #Bikelane!--collects pictures of cars and other impediments blocking the city’s impressive collection of bike lanes. "How sweet was my ride home today," Marc Jayson Climaco, 28, wrote  on his Tumblr on July 30. "Didn’t yell, scream, or curse at someone for blocking my fucking bike lane." Get Off My New York City #Bikelane!  is Climaco’s answer to the  Dorothy Rabinowitzes (the well-mocked anti bike lane advocate and  Wall Street Journal  editorial board member) of the world. Aiming to show that New York City cyclists aren’t the most reckless, lawless people on wheels in this town, Climaco began documenting items (mostly SUVs) blocking bike lanes last week. He’s already amassed quite a collection. When Climaco was 17 years old and cycling in the Pyrenees, a speeding car knocked him off his bike on a curvy mountain turn. When he came back to the United States, he had trouble crossing the stre


Nothing finishes a new build like matching anodized parts. The problem is getting everything from hubs to chainrings that perfect shade of polarizing pink.Luckily for OCD owners , Paul Components has a brand new color anodizing program. Starting (today) August 1st, they’ll be offering one custom color a month for any component at no additional charge. They’ll take orders for the custom color over the course of the month and ship the following month. The ano schedule for the next 7 months is available on the  website . Orange, purple, pink, etc… will all be available in the next few months. [Keep reading at]

RAPID FIRE: Ray George at the Post Office | Vital MTB

RAPID FIRE: Ray George at the Post Office - More Mountain Bike Videos

Let's Ride to the Crew on Saturday Night

Ride with us from Goodale Park to watch the Crew take on the Red Bulls. Pedal Instead will be there for bike parking. We will most likely be sitting in Nordecke which is general admission so we will need to leave Goodale Park by 6:30PM to allow time to park our bikes and get good seats. [FB event] ( 614) Night – Bike to Crew Stadium Columbus Crew vs. New York Red Bulls Saturday August 10th 2013 – 7:30pm Participants Will Receive: Special Offer Ticket Offer (No Limit!) $10 off of match tickets - $18.00 Upper Sideline (Regular $28.00) - $23.00 Lower Sideline (Regular $33.00) · Free secure bicycle parking compliments of Pedal Instead and Ohio Health · Options: · 1. Call Sam Beall directly at Crew Stadium (614) 447-4189 to reserve your tickets or Groups of 10 or more! · 2. Or to take advantage of this limited-time offer now, click on the link below. · columbus/files/ click_to_order.jpg Enter this Offer Code: bikecrew 6 simple steps to order your discounted

2nd Annual Local Foods Week Garden Ride is Saturday | Event @localmatters @yaybikes

Remember! You MUST register before August 7, 2013 to get your ticket for $25. After August 7 the ticket price rises to $30.  REGISTER AT:  http:// 2013gardenride.eventbrite.c om/   Tour some of Columbus' most exciting urban growing operations with YayBikes! Choose from one of three exciting tours with a route for every level of experience: the "Watermelon" route (under 20 miles), the Eggplant route (under 10 miles), and the Cherry Tomato route (under 5 miles). Site visits will include a variety of growing ope rations in Columbus working to increase the availability of fresh, organic produce, including several Local Matters' Growing Matters gardens! Snacks on the route will be provided by Whole Foods Market. All tours start at The Aetna Community Garden and will conclude at the Near East Side Cooperative Market’s production garden for a delicious vegan lunch from Willowbeez Soulveg. Three routes are available for this ride. 1. The Watermelon – Moderate/Hard, Distance

Streetfilms Shortie - San Francisco Bicycle Rush Hour

Streetfilms Shortie - San Francisco Bicycle Rush Hour from Streetfilms on Vimeo .

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