As we do our annual review of the pro-team kits for 2012 I can’t help but wonder what the bike nostalgics of future generations will think when looking back to today’s pro cyclist. Corporate billboards, cheap spandex, annual turnover and totally disposable. Call me nostalgic if you want, but… weren’t those classic sports-suits great? Ah, […]Read more "A blast from the past – Team kits from yesteryear!"
Tim, Stephen and I went out to visit the Brodie framebuilding school at the UFV aerospace facility at the Abbotsford airport last night. It was an informal open house, but it was great to see the facilities and just how set up Paul is out there. It’d be one thing to learn framebuilding skills from […]Read more "A Visit to the Brodie Framebuilding School"
The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge held their annual contest in search of the ultimate utility bike for everyday transportation made by boutique builders. We looked at the winner in a little more detail, and were critical of some points. Patricia: It seems they’ve found… a scooter?? Well, maybe not quite that, but almost. This year’s […]Read more "Oregon Manifest Design Challenge – Winners announced"
A friend forwarded this on to me and I’m looking forward to seeing the results of this. It should be interesting to see what people come up with in terms of an “everyday” bike. It looks like the final results will be released in early October. Check out their website for more information. http://oregonmanifest.com/Read more "Oregon Manifest Design Challenge"
My good friend Ruben, and I, were having a discussion this week about human power devices and it was very fitting as I was looking into developing a human power station. Something of a single device, powered by pedals, that could be used to attach to numerous different tools around the house, with the end […]Read more "Human power stations"