Bamboo Bike studio and assorted links

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I have definitely been a bit behind in keeping up with the blog lately. In the last couple weeks, I have bookmarked quite a few links, and received several good tips from readers, but I just haven’t had the time to pass along. Tonight, I want to quickly a share a few of those links with you all. I won’t do into detail on each, but here they are:

Treehugger and Cool Hunting both posted about Bamboo Bike Studio in Brooklyn where you can take a course to learn how to make your own bamboo bike. As they say on their website, the mission is twofold: “provide every cyclist the experience of building his or her dream bike from scratch, while advancing sustainable entrepreneurship and development through financing bamboo bike factories in Africa and South America.”

Cool Hunting also posted recently about the Ultra Motor A2B Electric Bicycle. Read about it here.

On Twitter recently, I mentioned a few student designs that I spotted on Coroflot (here, here, here, and here). That last design, the tensegrity framed bike by Ionut Predescu, was also sent to me by a reader, Cosmin Popan. Cosmin points out that the bike can be seen on his blog and at Industrial Design Served. If the bike looks familiar, maybe it is because I mentioned it briefly in an old post. Hmmm, I knew I had seen it somewhere before.

Velowala.org has a great collection of images of cargo bikes in India. The pictures are definitely worth a look.

Reinier Korstanje sent me a link to a wooden bike he designed and displayed at Salone del Mobile. Take a look at his website for images and info.

Silvan sent a link to a new electric bike from a Swiss company called Thoemus. About the bike he said “ From a designer’s point of view it’s interesting, because the battery is integrated in the frame (Of course removable for charging). For me it was really the first electric bike with the approach of a sportive, highspeed bike. “

Jason let me know about these tricycles that Google is using to take street view images in hard to reach places.

Jason is also the guy who told me about B-Cycle some time ago. B-cycle is an innovative bike sharing program that is a collaboration between three companies; Humana, Trek, and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. Definitely take a look at the website if you haven’t already seen it… lots of great information there.

Finally, I will mention that the finalist in the Bicycle Design “commuter bike for the masses” design competition will be featured in an exhibition at the The Galleries at Moore in Philadelphia from June 19th to October 12th. See the press release for the entire Bicycle: people + ideas in motion exhibition here.

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2 Comments

  1. Ron May 26, 2009 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    Congrats on making it to the exhibition.

  2. James May 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm -  Reply

    Thanks, Ron. I am looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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