Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Super Clean Signum

Continuing the never ending list of small bicycle manufactures, let's take a look at this Signum bicycle.

What really stands out for me, is just how clean this bike is. Ok, so there's a few little dirt spots, but this would seem to be a very fair weather bicycle, one that probably hasn't seen the winter months.

But the best bit, the really great bit, is this awesome golf sticker.
The cycling equivalent of a 'I'd rather be playing golf' sticker?

Monday, 28 June 2010

The Bike Tube Logo Wallpaper Giveaway

So here's something I thought I'd just give a try to. Seeing as the tube logos I get are all such similar sizes, why not put them together into one nice stripy picture? I've included it as 1024x768 and 1280x800. So just in case you have the same resolution monitor as me (or less), and want to make it your wallpaper (Yes you do!), enjoy! But otherwise it's just here to have a look at as a collective work of tubes.

Friday, 25 June 2010

Bicycle Welfare Checkup

I posted about the bicycle drowning in snow during the long Swedish winter.
It didn't seem to be doing too well.

Well here's a spring time update for you.
Someone's picked it up, brushed it off, and left it in the bike stand to rot away in peace for many more months to come! It stands today as a celebration of the fact that even in a bicycle theft capital such as Lund, a really terrible bike will simply not be stolen.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Many Monarks make a Monark Museum

Ok so this might not quite be a Monark museum yet, but the never-ending fascination with vintage Monark bicycles does persist, especially with examples like this just sitting round every corner.
Svenskt kvalitetsfabrikat is a label you see on quite a few of the older bikes in Sweden, usually accompanied by this awesome logo!

I even remembered to take a general picture of the bike!

Monday, 21 June 2010

NSU bike logo

The Safari is a bit less punctual than usual at the moment, and for that, I am sorry.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Impala small wheeler

I haven't seen an Impala around before, and it's always nice when you spot something new.

I really like the circle-triangle graphics its got.

Small wheels are a sensible thing, more on this later I think.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Bicycle Safari goes overland to Copenhagen

Normally the Bicycle Safari posts from Lund, in southern Sweden. But in the spirit of a real safari we've been travelling recently. Taking the super massive Öresund Bridge over to Copenhagen (Köpenhamn) we travelled overland and took a look at the local bike scene whilst there.
The similarities to the very nearby Swedish towns was obvious, if more biased towards Danish brands. There were a lot of very interesting modern bikes knocking around, mixing modern design with being very practical city bikes. Very interesting stuff. Take a look at the Avenue bicycle company to get an idea of what I mean.

More interesting to The Safari side of things though was the proliferation of Nottingham built Raleigh bicycles. Not sure what the connection is, but Copenhagen is full of them. Here's a black Tourist De Luxe. Great English style!

From better times of British industry.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Old, gold, Puch bicycle

I thought I'd give the spinning bar effect another go, so here's a rotating Puch for you. It turned out quite confusing to look at.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Murky Monark Bicycle graphics

Monark are a bit of staple diet here on The Bicycle Safari. Their old graphics were pretty consistently good, as seen here and here. This is a rustier example, but with some great striping on the front fender.

That fender.
The vertical Monark text, with a physical crown on top.
The whole package.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Two Bell Special

Two nice looking bike bells I've got left over from other bikes I've posted before.

A lion from a Peugeot.
A crown from the Brilliant bicycle.
Not forgetting the brightly coloured tri colour one I saw a while back.

Friday, 4 June 2010

SCA is keeping you clean

Every bike here in Lund is equipped with two full size fenders/mudguards (depending where you're from in the world). Perfectly sensible, and makes people more willing to ride whatever the weather. Especially useful when everything gets covered in snow a lot!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A DBS gets moving

Here's something a little different. Well a nice DBS logo to start with.

But sometimes it's difficult to photograph a logo on a round tube, so here's something new I thought I'd try. A little animated spin of the tube! It's an animated gif, so your mileage may vary depending on browser what-nots and computer flim-flams. Give it a click anyway.


Ironically the bike in real life is not moving. New saddle time.