Bicycles

Filmmaker Casey Neistat rode around the streets of Manhattan documenting the flooding that occurred on that first night of Hurricane Sandy.

If you have it to give, please visit redcross.org to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

“My friends in the area tell me things are still rough there. They’re taking cold showers and walking up 20 flights of stairs to their apartments though, amazingly to me, Internet service via their mobile devices continues if they can find a way to charge their phones.”
– cyclelicio.us

+ Source: Hurricane Biker Girls of Lower Manhattan :: via cyclelicio.us
 
 

I like everything about this gravity speedbike. It looks fast just standing still. Gravity bikes are like the gliders of the bicycle world. It’s you and your brass, your bike, and gravity.

The Yasujiro :: Asphalt Gravity Concept Bike (1)

Asphalt Gravity Concept (5)

Asphalt Gravity Concept (3)

The Yasujiro :: Asphalt Gravity Concept

The Yasujiro :: Asphalt Gravity Concept (4)

“The inspiration of the speedbike comes from the 50cc racing motorcycles from the 60’s to the 80’s. These amazing bikes where incredibly small, and suffered form a lack of power. They were very difficult to ride efficiently because the horse power was available on a very tight RPM zone. ”

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Sleek-looking bike from Rizoma of Milan, Italy. Made for navigating urban environments in style. I want to say thanks to Matteo from Rizoma for sending over photos.

RIZOMA 77|011 – New Metropolitan Bike (2)

RIZOMA 77|011 – New Metropolitan Bike (3)

From Rizoma:

The metropolitan bike 77|011 by Rizoma is the fusion of a cutting-edge concept with an exclusive design. The sleek carbon fiber structural skin frame and the simplicity of the belt-drive contribute to a decidedly modern look. Aluminum elements, machined from solid, make the 77|011 distinctive and a mere 8kg, so it’s easy to carry on a shoulder when climbing stairs or going into the subway.

RIZOMA 77 | 011 – New Metropolitan Bike

RIZOMA 77 | 011 – New Metropolitan Bike

“Rizoma’s interpretation of the ‘Made in Italy’ style and the philosophy are clearly seen in the simplicity of the design and in its plug and play functionality.”

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Stunning bike from Brazilian designer Felipe Hefler.

Bravo Cycles (1)

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“We want to create custom experiences and pass it along, sharing our knowledge and giving you the means to reproduce such a joy, is key to us. In our company we do not want to give you the pretentious “segregated” exclusivity bullsh*t. We want it to have a deep meaning for everyone involved in the process: us, you and everybody around us.”

 
 
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Hand-built electric bicycle by David Farish of Krank Boom Clank of Santa Cruz, California. Genius!

C-271 :: By David Farish (1)

C-271 :: By David Farish (2)

C-271 :: By David Farish (3)

“The C-271 is David Farish’s hand-built electric bike that is powered by a 700 watt, 48 volt rear hub motor. It can probably reach 30 mph and brakes on a rear drum and front disc.”

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Another stellar bicycle from My Old Bicycle. The detail on this bike is incredible. A piece of art and history on two wheels.

1940 Ancora Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (1)

1940 Ancora Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (2)

1940 Ancora Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (3)

1940 Ancora Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (4)

1940 Ancora Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (5)

1940 Ancora Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (6)

1940 Ancora Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (7)

“As a kid I had a dream – I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed.”
– john lennon

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From Fixie Love comes this interesting collaboration between graffiti/illustrator Zenk and Koga bikes.

Collaboration Zenk Illustrator & Koga track bike (1)

Collaboration Zenk Illustrator & Koga track bike (2)

Collaboration Zenk Illustrator & Koga track bike (3)

Collaboration Zenk Illustrator & Koga track bike (4)

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Nice looking single speed / fixed gear from Schindelhauer.

Schindelhauer Bikes (1)

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Created by UBC designer Christian Zanzotti, it takes forty hours to handcraft a coren. Yours for only $33,000. (I had to double check my math on this figure).

The Coren – The Urban Carbon Bike (1)

The Coren – The Urban Carbon Bike (2)

The Coren – The Urban Carbon Bike (3)

From UBC: Tolerances at Formula 1 level
It takes 40 hours to make a coren by hand and almost everything that applies to traditional bicycle production goes by the board. The design and the size of the frame are based on a new approach: UBC fits the down tube, the top tube and the seat tube together on an adjustable frame gauge. The bike owes its unique appearance particularly to the connection of the top tube and the seat tube, to the delicate cross- section and the faultless quality of the material and workmanship. To guarantee this, the UBC engineers monitor the materials and the workmanship on their own premises – in tolerance limits equivalent to the most stringent demands made of Formula 1, DTM, racing and high performance sports cars. UBC has made a name for itself throughout the world with the engineering and manufacture of high-quality carbon fibre components for customers such as Porsche, Bugatti and Audi.

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The Paratrooper can breakdown in less that 20 seconds without the use of any tools.

Montague :: Paratrooper Pro

Montague :: Paratrooper Pro

From Montague:
The Paratrooper is a full size, 24 speed mountain bike designed to endure any terrain at high speed in silence with no heat signature. In addition to the high performance feature, the bike folds simply without the use of tools.

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Put together a few top design consultancies with some world-class bike builders and you get The Fremont. It appears that they played nice.

The Fremont Bike by Ziba

The Fremont Bike by Ziba

The Fremont Bike by Ziba

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Just discovered My Old Bicycle the other day and it’s got some amazing vintage bicycles for sale. This 1947 Ganna is a front runner looks wise. The water bottle alone is a work of beauty.

'47 Ganna Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (1)

'47 Ganna Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (2)

'47 Ganna Bicycle :: My Old Bicycle :: Franco Spernicelli (3)
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