I haven’t been able to post for the last few days, but I do have a few things to quickly pass along. Luckily for all of you, I am in a hurry this afternoon, so you will get these links without much commentary on my part.
The folks at Montague recently came out with a new full sized wheel folding bike called SwissBike. You can read more about the bikes on their site. Best of all, they have a blog to support the brand.
Fritz asks in a recent post, “What do you think of the state of cycling? Do you see anything truly interesting and new in the near future?” Sound like a question that some Bicycle Design readers might want to weigh in on.
Roland Saekow, a student at UC Berkeley, sent me a link to his Bike Cuff design, which he says was inspired by handcuffs and “the club” for cars. His design is a theft deterrent and not a lock in itself. It wouldn’t stop a thief from throwing the bike in a truck, but it kind of reminds me of those frame-mounted wheel locks that you see on many of the bikes in Holland to prevent someone from just riding off with it.
I just read a good post on Bike Hugger that some of you will like titled The Rise of the Compact Crank (aka “The Death of the Triple”).
Robb (aka 198) posted about his tour of the Industry Nine facility. He took quite a few interesting pictures too, so check it out.
Instructables user dpearce1 posted instructions for building a solar powered trike. Also, Park Tool has a bike month contest currently running on the site, so look for some more DIY bike content there.
Finally, I’ll point out that the people who run the Bike Trailer blog are hiring. Well, the blog isn’t really hiring, but they do need someone for the Bike Trailer Shop in Flagstaff, AZ. If you have a passion for bike cargo trailers, then find out more here.