Category Archive: Design

Cycle art – Track cycling

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  ‘Track cycling championships’ by Gregory Baldwin. The winning entry in a competition to design a poster for the Melbourne track championships, it is bright, bold and effective. You can’t go wrong with… Continue reading

One ring to rule them all?

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….No. Not them all.  ‘Death before derailleur’ is a pretty hard line. I spotted a couple of bikes locked up in the Hayes yesterday, adorned with the rather ugly monicker- Fixed wheel fascists… Continue reading

Yet more Armstrong, RTAs, ‘cross fixtures, reflective buttons and Santa…

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  …all in this month’s YourCardiff blogpost. Rather than reinvent the wheel, here is the link.   The guest cycling blog appears monthly in  YourCardiff  (part of Walesonline).

Juxtapose

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Juxtapose  tr.v. jux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing, jux·ta·pos·es. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. Sunday 18th November 2013. 12.15pm. Heol-Y-Mynydd, Gorseinon (Swansea). On start line. Gridded at back through absence. Heavy breathing.… Continue reading

Sparse lights, crowdfunding and the new creative economy

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Here’s another eminently sensible enterprise using Kickstarter to crowd source funds. Colin and Remmy are San Francsico based designers and entrepreneurs behind ‘Sparse lights’. Taking their urban cycling experience and setting their design… Continue reading

Too cool for school

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Flicking through Wired magazine – 50% technologically interesting, 50 % marketing propaganda – I stumbled across the image of this lovely thing above. Manufactured by Rizoma (who make motorbike bits) its Curvy, light, belt driven… Continue reading

A bike called Arnold

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An interesting little piece this. Meet Arnold, the bike created to give Amsterdam’s cycling culture a name. For bike handling capabilities you’d have to give this lengthy monster a meagre 2 out of… Continue reading

Kaleidoscopic cycle racing

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These days I only race in the winter, lured by cyclo-cross with its oxygen debt, freezing temperatures, muddy gloop and friendly rivalries. After stumbling across this brief film however, a summer comeback could… Continue reading

God is in the detail: Design frustrations

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‘God’ as they say, ‘is in the detail’. This is a rant. A minor rant, but a rant nonetheless. It thoroughly irritates me that cables rub on either side of the steering tube,… Continue reading

The Papercycle – Scottish utility

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It’s bank holiday weekend (in the UK at least), so I couldn’t resist popping up this lovely picture from Scotland based Nick Lobnitz. Hopefully the weather will remain clement and we can cast… Continue reading