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Mike Burrows’ latest bike and other links

I posted about Mike Burrows’ Ratracer VLR recumbent early last year. I’ve mentioned him on the blog a few times and have great respect for his work, so I was glad to see an article in the current issue of Velovision magazine that points to Mike’s member page on the British Human Power Club’s website. […]

Mike Burrows video

I have mentioned Mike Burrows on the blog a few times before; I even mentioned him in one of my very first posts. He has designed many great recumbent bikes and trikes throughout his career, but I most admire the work he did on uprights like the Lotus bike for Chris Boardman and the first […]

Two interesting bike documentaries in the works- The Outsider and Bicycle

If you are interested in bicycle design and innovation (and if you are reading this blog, most likely you are), there are two documentaries coming soon that you will definitely want to see.  First is ‘The Outsider : Graeme Obree’s story, in his own words’ by David Street of Journey Pictures, a project that  was […]

A GrabCAD contest and a bit of HPV history

I briefly mentioned the engineering website and community GrabCAD last year, when they ran a crank weight reduction challenge for Tern and a bar tape fixing challenge for Flying Machine Bicycle Design Studio. They have a new design/engineering challenge underway, in partnership with Velodroom, to “create an accessory that solves a problem cyclists face in […]

Two bike designers ahead of their times

I first saw the news on Bike Biz that engineer and inventor Dr. Alex Moulton passed away this week at the age of 92. For any of you who aren’t familiar with his work, Dr. Moulton pioneered the small wheel bicycle in the early 1960s with the launch of his first full suspension bicycles.  He […]

A new Aston Martin and an old Lotus bike

A couple of readers have inquired about the Aston Martin One-77 bike, which is billed on the website as “the world’s most technologically advanced road bicycle.” Aside from the information that can found on the website, I don’t really know much about the bike, which features a split seat tube and dual crown fork design […]

Is TJ Tollakson the Graeme Obree of triathlon?

Admittedly, I don’t know much about the sport of triathlon, but I was very interested to see the bike setup of pro triathlete (and engineer) TJ Tollakson. A reader, Phil, sent me a link to a post about Tollakson’s recent win at Ironman Lake Placid using a 1996 Zipp beam frame bike for the cycling […]

Le Tour bikes and other Friday links

Wow, that was an exciting day in the Tour! I won’t give anything away for any of you who didn’t watch it live, but I will say that watching the stage this morning put behind a bit on work that I need to get done today. I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen, but […]

Hen and Chickens

This cargo carrying penny farthing pentacycle, ‘Hen and chickens’, was the featured bike in a VeloVision story that was forwarded to me by a reader, Ross. The Canberra Bicycle Museum in Australia closed last year and this old bike is one of nearly 150 that are still to be sold. On the museum website you […]

Favorites revisited

Recently someone asked me a pretty tough question- what are my 5 favorite bicycle designs? I didn’t know how to respond; that is almost an impossible for me to answer because of the great variety of bicycle types that interest me. The question immediately made me think of a post from years ago- March 2006 […]

Eric’s Lunatrike

Eric Whiting is an architect in Saratoga Springs, NY who designed and built this recumbent trike. I am certainly no expert on recumbents, but the trike looks nice and features a pretty slick carbon fiber seat/ fender. In addition to the renderings and prototype photos, Eric sent me a 19-page pdf document that included his […]

Links to pass along

I am still quite busy catching up from last week, so it will take me a while to get through all of the blog related messages in my Gmail account. For now though, I want to quickly pass along just a few links that were sent by readers while I was away. Jason sent me […]

Materials in Bicycles Conference

I mentioned the Materials in Bicycles Conference late last year, but with the 2007 Tour de France set to kick of in London in just a few weeks, it is worth mentioning again. Dr. Alex Moulton, Chris Boardman, Mike Burrows, Cannondale engineer Chris Dodman, and several others are set to speak at the conference, which […]

“Materials in Bicycles” conference

I just saw a mention of something that sounds pretty cool in the Road Bike Rider newsletter. Prior to the start of the 2007 Tour De France in London on Friday, July 6th 2007, Carlton Reid of Bike Biz will chair a one-day conference called “Materials in Bicycles.” Speakers will include Dr. Alex Moulton, Chris […]

I must like harebrained ideas

Recently, PB&J posted about the new Trek 69er singlespeed with a 26” rear wheel and a 29” front wheel. Obviously not a fan of the bike, he said that Trek should “leave the hair-brained ideas” to Cannondale. He also stated that Cannondale is “world renowned for solving non-existent problems.” I don’t agree, but I can […]

Velomobiles in Wired

My post yesterday prompted a couple of comments about HPVs. It is certainly worth acknowledging that recumbent bikes and trikes are fast and also that they are quite efficient in most situations. I have only ridden a recumbent once, and I must admit that my knowledge about them is somewhat lacking. Still, I am interested […]

Another concept bike

Today’s post is also a rendering, though not quite as old as the one in the previous post. This one is a quick form sketch that I did in Photoshop a couple of years ago. The frame is a bit bulky looking and could probably use some refinement, but there are few elements in this […]