Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Bike Links

Here are some bike links I've come across recently and wanted to pass along. That beautiful old bike pictured there is a 1949 Famous James and was found among bcgreeneiv's Flickr stream, more vintage bike pics linked at the bottom of this post.

Worldbike - cargo style bike for use in rural areas where it can have a great impact on a farmer's income, at least that's what the link says.

Japan's two-second folding bicycle - the link is pretty light on detailed images of how the bike folds so quickly but the video does a pretty good job of showing its action. And its action is slick!

Firefly bike light detects traffic and lights you up for greater visibility with lights on your back and on the street under your bike. And greater visibility means that the soccer mom yakking it up on her phone while wandering lanes in her oversized SUV will be that much more likely to notice you and not obliterate you. One of these days I'll have to post a short video of me demonstrating my latest personal lighting system (still undergoing testing).

The Shimano Alfine 11-speed hub costs about a quarter of a Rohloff and weighs a bit less too. Suh-weet!

French judge issues arrest warrant for Floyd Landis for allegedly hacking the computer systems at the agency doing drug testing on his urine samples that eventually caused him to lose his Tour de France win and get a two year ban from the sport.

And finally, A Treasure Trove of Vintage Photos of Old Motorcycles
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