Soon after I mentioned the JANO bike in June of last year, a reader, Roberto, sent me this image of another wooden bike. The message and image kind of got lost in the shuffle until he recently sent me another email about something else. Anyway, Roberto doesn’t really remember where he found this image. He thinks it came from online coverage of Eurobike at some point. He wants to find out more about the bike, so I am wondering if any of you can help him out? The cables reminded me of the old, and I guess also the new, Slingshot frames (something Roberto mentioned as well). If you can identify this bike, leave a comment; I am a bit curious about it too.
This is only tangentially related to bicycle design, but I just received a flyer in the mail for the Systems, Cities, & Sustainable Mobility Summit. The event takes place February 5-7 at the Art Center in Pasadena. It sounds pretty interesting, but I won’t be able to travel to California for it. I am just wondering if any of you west coast readers are thinking about attending. Paul Hawken will be the keynote speaker and, having read a couple of his books, I would love to hear what he has to say. Fill me in if you decide to attend.
Update 2/4/08: Thanks to Peter at Velo Vision for identifying this bike and it’s designer. Apparently it was made by James Coleman of Loughborough University and was on display at the Cycle 2002 show in London.