Next week, I will be traveling, so I have a lot of work to finish today. I would like to elaborate on some of the bike design content that I have seen lately, but in the interest of time, I will just pass along a few links.
Pictured here is a partially fuel cell powered concept bicycle for the Italian motorcycle company Aprilia. It was designed by Sweden Design, a design group based in Hong Kong that is a collaboration between 3 Swedish design firms. This picture came from the group’s website; check it out for more info.
Alberto Villareal, a designer at Lunar Design, won a red dot award for his bike helmet concept that features two LED light modules that snap into the helmet. I heard about this on Lunar’s podcast, which I would recommend to anyone interested in design
Cool Hunting posted their top 5 bike products of the year. These probably wouldn’t be my top 5, but the post is worth a look, so I’ll pass the link along.
Finally, last weekend, I took a camera along for a ride on my cyclocross bike. You can check out some of my pictures, tagged “onthebike” on my Flickr page. As I was riding and taking a few pictures, I thought it would be neat to have a tripod style camera mount with a tube clamp on the other end. I like the idea of being able to fix a camera to the top tube and take pictures of the trail or road ahead with the handlebars included in the shot. I don’t think a product like that exists (and I really doubt there is a market for one), but I might try to rig up something. Has anyone tried anything like I described. If so, I’d love to see the resulting pictures.