Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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created by Shinya Kimura, one of the champions of ‘Zero Style’ - minimal interpretations of vintage motorcycles, with low-key paintjobs and refined rawness in engineering. Kimura set up Zero Engineering in Japan in 1992, but now runs Chabott Engineering in Azusa, California. Like Chicara Nagata, Kimura is treating the motorcycle as art, and the approach is paying off. There’s a Jules Verne, steampunk tinge to his works that we love.
"The Rover safety bicycle was designed by J. K. Starley of Coventry and was first exhibited in London in early 1885. His design made the bicycle a universal mode of transport and established a basic form which has changed remarkably little since then"
Sunday, March 22, 2009
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Friday, March 20, 2009
The Skeppshult V Bike, an all-steel frame construction, 17 kilos (42 pounds), three-gear bike, makes for a great way to get around the city, and is designed almost like a scooter with its small balloon tires and low-rider frame plus lots of hauling attachments. This Skeppshult V Urban bike is meant for short trips and features extra-wide package racks that can be positioned into either frame end, and black or silver attaching boxes with lids that can take about a 20-pound load, as well as metal attachable baskets. The base base bike sells for a price around 4,800 Swedish crowns (SGD$1172). Also look for the new Skeppshult V, which will be released later in March. Skeppshult Bikes.
These Cycles Maximus Pedicab Rickshaws remind us of how they travel in third world countries. Aside from the lack of technology, the back to the basics approach demonstrated in these Cycles Maximus Pedicab Rickshaws provides a healthier, greener way of getting around. Known for making "zero pollution transport solutions" Cycles Maximus offers pedicabs, cargotrikes, and even adbikes, which have a billboard mounted on the back. Models either come as pedal-only, or electric assist, and are in use by businesses around the world. Cycles Maximus.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Japanese custom bike makers Bratsyle build or tinker with any make and model to create dream bikes. With capabilities to machine nearly any part of the bike including engine blocks, mufflers, handlebars and seats, each bike is an exquisite work of craftsmanship and a showcase of impressively sharp attention to detail. Unlike over-the-top embellished bikes in the vein of Orange County Choppers, Bratsyle offers a more rideable, comfortable, subdued luxury that reminds us of Simone Pace's Italian bikes. Relish those old-school Firestone slicks often used on their street bikes.