Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Some more logos

At the risk of turning this into an old bike logo blog, here's a few more I can't resist posting.

I here swear that any bicycle I ever make is going to have some kickin' rad decals on it.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

A nice badge for an old Hermes bicycle

I really do like the older bicycle badges.
They have more sense of occasion about them.

From the times when a new bicycle might actually matter to most people.

Long live this Hermes bicycle.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

The very hybrid bike

Decent city bike make a lot of sense to me, they offer the average commuter a good vehicle to get around on. The term hybrid though does usually seem to be applied to bicycles offering a poor compromise between a proper city bike and a mountain bike. But then today I spotted this, which is pushing that compromise in quite a different direction.
As it includes alongside the usual comfy bar grips, hub gears, rack and fenders, the sort of aero cut out...
...usually only seen on a time trial bike.

I guess in the rush hour races of the commuters, this is a new step in the arms race.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Up front style

I really like the little front rack on the front of this Gitane. I'm not so sure what you could sucessfully carry on it, but were I the owner, I guess I'd could always just limit my grocery purchases to narrow square food...
... and any dislike of the new diet, would be made up for by the sweet placement of the front lamp bracket. Elegant design at its best.

Friday, 11 September 2009

One man's trash

I spotted this frame in a bin for household goods...

Some people have no taste.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

A suitable name

It seems quite suitable that a bike called...

'Lazy Bones'...

Is going nowhere fast.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Making free bikes a little less free

You may be aware of the city bikes that a number of European cities have adopted. They're bicycles left on special racks around the city, to be rented by anyone in need of a ride, and then returned to the rack near your destination. With the ease of renting them, and lack of an immediately apparent victim though, theft seems a likely end.
But with their distinctive design and awkward combination of parts, you'd have to take it quite far away and be fairly determined to keep your stolen bike running over time.

But even so, this one seems to have so far made it 556km south from Oslo to Lund. A long distance theft, made only more suprising by the abundance of unlocked bikes, ready for the taking, right here in Lund.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

A very personal bike

For all the effort that someone's put into personalizing their bicycle, it seems a shame that I spotted the frame amongst a pile of old spare parts stuck outside of a bike shop today.