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
"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
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
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
I would love a human-powered world with creatures like this filling our highways, quietly and without belching exhaust into the air. Maybe we wouldn't need to expend all our resources and youth expanding the empire to secure our ever-growing need for oil overseas. As things stand today, there are few roads you could safely travel … Continue reading Camper Bicycle
Paul Elkins seems to be quite an inventor and a talented Maker. Here is an ingenious and practical shelter he created that weighs only 45 pounds (20 kg). Tiny indeed but I love the low profile. Wind resistance is everything with human power. Great combination of high and low visibility here. Automobile drivers are the … Continue reading The Micro Airstream Bike Camper
Some advice from 1890... How things change.
A ridiculous, yet somehow attractive machine. Slightly less ridiculous for the average person than a unicycle.
I have mentioned this unique little wagon before but it is worth revisiting as a near perfect mini traveller's wagon. Günther Lorenz, a maker from Bayern designed and built this bike-towed caravan without a plan or significant financial outlay. It makes me happy to know that this was built, fueled by beer and a dream, in … Continue reading Revisiting the Enchanted Bike Wagon
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
A very interesting vardo build by artist Barry Howard. He created a guest post on Tiny House Talk earlier this summer to discuss his ultra-light, fold-down, micro vardo to tow behind his bike. It provides about 12 square feet (1.1 square meters) which is about the minimum needed for an average size human or two … Continue reading Bicycle Powered Micro Vardo
Saw this posted on Facebook: The ultimate picnic bike. I like the fact that it is a bar on wheels but you could also pack i full of less fun stuff like food, tools, spare parts, or other flat goodies. There could be some cross-wind issues but the location is low and centered in the … Continue reading Bike Storage
Here is an excellent example of minimalist housing design. A bicycle pulled miniature vardo that can collapse into a low-profile trailer for the road if needed. It's an admirable design that appears to have gone through a couple design changes from two wheeled to four wheeled. It could be a very inexpensive shelter that is … Continue reading Ultra Uber Lightweight Vardo