Monday, May 31, 2010

ARTCRANK

Poster from Artcrank....check it out

Bike Sharing In DC

I love the bike sharing idea, it makes so much sense. Interestingly it was found in Washington that “people use the bikes during the middle of the day for about 30 minutes“ according to Glen Harrison Bicycle Education Director at the Washington Area Bicycle Association. “So we think that those are people going to lunch, meetings or going out for a little exercise.''

In areas where bike sharing schemes don't exist it would probably make a lot of sense for workplaces to have a fleet of bikes available for employees to utilize.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Holiday Shot

Just back from Sri Lanka, was great to see that bicycles are still a major form of transport there. Not to mention walking.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tato - getting to work bike

I have always wondered about putting storage within the main triangle of a frame. We now Tato has gone and done it. The big issue with this location is the width of the storage. Tato's bike accomodates 95mm of width, which is probably the widest they can accomodate without having too many pedalling issues. The extra width, and bag jutting out would probably create some standover heigh issues too. It's cool though, and I definitely want to try one out.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bikeporter

Copenhagen Parts has come up with this alternative solution to a basket. Nice tidy idea, perfect for around town. Not sure if is such a great idea for a full fixie...

Commuter Computer

This is what Cateye says:
''The first ever cycle computer specifically designed for commuters and those who ride for transportation, errands, and utility. Critical trip details make the CatEye Commuter Computer the best option for making your rides stress-free. Estimated Time of Arrival, clock, temperature, and back light help you stay on schedule. The new larger font size makes it even easier to read trip details with a quick glance. Carbon Offset information is included along with standard computer features so you will not only feel better from the ride, you’ll feel better about the ride.The Carbon Offsets are computed by using a fixed 150g/km or 240g/mile figure and multiplying it by the distance ridden. It tracks it in real time and shows day to day, week to week, month to month and total carbon saved."

Nice idea but I am just happy knowing I am on my bike.