Monday, 31 May 2010

The Brilliant Bicycle Company Logo

How nice to call your bicycle company, 'The Brilliant Bicycle Company'! Maybe a little optimistic though, as other than the smart looking logos, there wasn't much else going for this fairly standard womens framed commuter.

I forgot to take an overall picture of the Brilliant bike, so here's another shot of Friday's Perfekt bicycle instead! An ideal sticker for your next cross border road trip!

Friday, 28 May 2010

Commuter Wars III

I've mentioned the strange bikes people decide to commute on before. Whether they're 'hip hop' carbon mountain bikes, or aero cut city crawlers, they seem to take it a bit seriously.

A three speed with aero bars on a high rise stem seems to fit the broken mould.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

The Perfekt Norwegian

Special for today is a Norwegian bicycle. This Perfekt de Luxe proudly states its Norsk origins.
I figured I should also post pictures of the whole bicycle more often. Less visually impressive, but gives a better idea of what's going on in the streets of Lund, and where I find these rad logos.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Supreme Monark

An old Monark is always a good place to spot a great old bicycle logo like this. Deterioration at its best!

Monday, 10 May 2010

A Swedish tandem bicycle

It's difficult to try and get nice overall photos of bikes that are squashed into bike racks. But this is definitely worth the squinting needed to block out the other stuff in the shot. A Sweden themed tandem bicycle! Really really awesome!

Friday, 7 May 2010

From the Indian sub continent, to Sweden, to you

This is great. Hero bicycles are one of India's big bicycle brands, and when you're in India you see them everywhere. But to find one sitting on the street in Southern Sweden is pretty funny. The rod brakes, the lack of rust proofing and solid-steel approach to bicycle construction make it stand out just a bit. But it's great. A literal modern classic.

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

The Modular Cargo Bicycle

So I think this is an absolutely great idea, but being seriously under implemented. The front rack on this Skeppshult bike is detachable, and you can see the same mounting point on the back on the frame too. This means you could have any combination of different carry options, maybe a big basket on the back and a narrow rack up front (see here for a little French inspiration), you could have an extra seat on the back and a briefcase holder on the front. You could even have a wine rack on the back and a snowplough on the front!

Skeppshult though only make a couple of different options for this bike though! What a wasted opportunity! You can basically choose between a box, a bag or a rack! Weak!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010