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 […]

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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. From their YouTube page: “Power Hackers, a series made in collaboration with Autodesk, […]

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Camper Bicycle

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 […]

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The Micro Airstream Bike Camper

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 […]

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Revisiting the Enchanted Bike Wagon

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 […]

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