Gymnacyclidium

That's quite a velocipede indeed! Gymnacyclidium - This sounds like something for which you could be administered a shot to clear it up.  I thought these monstrosities worth looking at for the danger factor if nothing else.  Let's hope the young lady is wearing adequate undergarments as it seems certain she will be taking a … Continue reading Gymnacyclidium

Another Early Bicycle

"Any Boy can learn himself to ride in a few hours..." I am a fan of cycling and have a special place in my heart for the old contraptions from the early days.  Based on the enormous price, the one pictured below must have been a rich kid's toy.  According to the Bureau of Labor … Continue reading Another Early Bicycle

Have a Look at the Racy “Waverley Belle” Velocipede

Are you aware, gentle reader, that the bicycle is closely associated with women's liberation, the suffragettes, and other forms of late 19th century promiscuity and other offensive behaviors among the fair sex?  Or that a truly rideable modern velocipede machine post-dates practical flying machines?  Warning - a little tasteful nudity ahead. Bicycling was the final … Continue reading Have a Look at the Racy “Waverley Belle” Velocipede

The Bicycle Machines of Guatamala

I wrote a little something about this a while back; see the post about the Bicimáquinas.  Matt, from Makeshift sent me this link and asked me to share it.  Have a look.  It is pretty inspiring to see Makers of this caliber. http://youtu.be/OyYtIdKe8nc?list=PLknZ-wngeQ7f0qTHFIs7sBjdIqftf7Plt From their YouTube page: "Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with … Continue reading The Bicycle Machines of Guatamala

Maya Pedal, upcycling bicycles in Guatemala

An excellent project and a good cause. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2agir3xepuQ From the Makers: In 1997, in San Andrés Itzapa in Guatemala, Maya Pedal Association began recycling scraps of bicycles into Bicimáquinas. Bicimáquinas are pedal-powered blenders, washing machines and threshing machines, eliminating the need for fuel and electricity. Pumps are also possible, and are capable of extracting 30 … Continue reading Maya Pedal, upcycling bicycles in Guatemala