I took some liberties choosing the choice moments of Revolution #2 from Manchester.
This evening was notable for the presence of Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke and Iljo Keisse, Franco Marvulli and Magnus Backstedt amongst others.
A full report and results can be found here: http://www.cyclingrevolution.com/event_round2.php
Monday, November 28, 2011
As I often refer to bike related articles on Core 77 it is only fair that I direct you to their store to spend your money on some fun design and bicycle related toys in time for Christmas.
Please click on the picture below:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
All the information you can shake a pedal wrench at is on the Kickstarter page for Bicycle Portraits.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Street sculpture in Rogers Park.
Parked at my local Blue Line stop.
What a gorgeous bike. Wonderful orange.
No idea if Ice Cream Bikes are linked to Ube's Ice Cream shop which is well known for turning out killer paint jobs.
Just caught my eye.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monkey Likes Shiny - 100mph + concept track bike from Matt Ducot on Vimeo.
Wanna go fast. Monkey does.
I mean Jeff Tiedeken and his brother Jason do.
They went out of the box for the initial concepts and are now building the first concept bike.
You may have noticed there is no fork and therefore the steering will involve some cables, I have no idea what's going to happen there, and that is a temporary 90+ tooth chainring.
Lots more info from the brothers over at Monkey Like Shiny.
Looking forward to seeing how this and future versions develop.
Follow their progress on Monkey Likes Shiny.
Friday, November 11, 2011
But this is the Two Nuns bicycle by Ron Arad which is available for bidding as part of the WOW Bikes Charity Auction which benefits the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Heck if I write anymore and post the pictures I'm pretty much guilty of plagurism of the Core 77 website.
"It's always worth checking Core 77".
So what do the other bikes look like, what gems did society manage to create?
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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Saturday, November 5, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
The Revolution series got underway in Manchester, UK a couple of weekends ago.
Here is some action from the Madison TT and the Sprint finals.
Find out more about the Revolution here: http://www.cyclingrevolution.com/
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Militag's recent newsletter included a nod to Nick Hand who recently completed his book 'Conversations on the Coast';
"...I rode my bicycle around the coast of Wales, England and Scotland. Then I kind of got a pang for more, so 2010 I set off around the coast of Ireland. On my way I called in on some of the artisans who live on the coast. I edited and uploaded the resulting little soundslides of these encounters as I went."
Nick has two ways of sharing his experiences with us, his book, and on his site a collection of 'soundslides' which are short slideshows with the subject verbally sharing their work/passion. I have looked at a couple so far but certainly aim to watch them all. For anyone interested in the arts, crafts, history and people this is well worth your time. There are some bicycle focused films featuring other touring riders, shop owners, mechanics etc but the variety of traditional crafts/arts/skills/professions is just staggeringly beautiful and romantic.
I'll be ordering the book when I am next in the UK. I can't wait.
This reminds me, my wife rescued a rather large loom and it is sitting patiently in our basement for more more space so repairs can be investigated and lessons can be learnt, then who knows?