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The mystery of the abandoned bike locks

What’s happened to the bikes? What kind of person would take the bikes and leave the locks? Do people really leave their bike locks on racks, street signs and lamp posts and forget about them? If that is the case,… Continue reading →

A stolen bicycle

The second worst thing that can happen to a cyclist is a stolen bike. The “tender” steps to where you have parked your bicycle out of sight, can be hard, your heart beating faster and faster as you get closer…. Continue reading →

Horsey

Now this is a funky little idea. Great for horsing (sorry) around town. Now we just need to make it light up at night. And what about unicorn or a racing raging bull or even a pack of dogs pulling… Continue reading →

YikeBike

I just fell over this the other day. It is not really a bicycle as cycle in the good old pedalling style, though it got two wheels. I really do like the look and design of this, thinking outside the… Continue reading →

The Bicycle USB Charger

Just found this one, nice little simple thing and by the looks of it will do the job. If you just need to charge something via USB this is the one. Most mobile phones and mp3 players let you do… Continue reading →

Bike Doctor App

Just as I stopped using my iPhone look at the new application that came out, Bike Doctor App. I wonder if they are going to make an app for the phone I’m using now. Never again get caught out whilst… Continue reading →

Bicycle lawn mower

I can remember years ago where I was cutting grass for my folks, neighbours etc to get some pocket money. I enjoyed doing it at my grandparents since granddad always kept the lawn mower sharp and well oiled and my… Continue reading →

Have Bike

The other day I met a fella working for www.havebike.co.uk. We ride to work and we love it. We reckon the best way to help people get the same joy from riding to work is by supporting the companies they… Continue reading →

How to protect your bike against thieves

LCC and Southwark Cyclist have made this little video about how to lock your bicycle. Yes make it harder for the thief to nick your bicycle. So two locks, through the frame and back wheel at least and something locking… Continue reading →

Plea to parent part II

Today a trainee at one of the schools I’m working at at the moment came up and said that she’d got a new bicycle over the weekend. Lucky girl, I said. Let’s go down and check it out before we… Continue reading →

The birth of the bike

Over on British Pathe they have a film from 1937 called the The birth of the bike. M/S of a lady on an old-fashioned ‘hobby horse’ bicycle, she is wearing a long dress and bonnet. C/U of the bottom of… Continue reading →

Pump your lights

Yeah I know you might think I have lost it here, but now I do mean pump your light. As in charge your lights while pumping. Now what a great idea have a light that you charge while pumping or… Continue reading →

Pardo, a tricycle ?

Now this tricycle looks a bit mad in a good way. Instead of pedalling you have to kick/push with your legs to get the trike to move forward. It does looks fast and very suspensioned (if that is a word)… Continue reading →

Lock your bike right

I can’t remember the numbers, but stolen bicycles are on the rise, I think one every minute or was it more ? just one bicycle stolen is bad news. But there is hope you can help, with some simple tricks…. Continue reading →

Self-Powered Laser For Safer Night Cycling

This is a self powered laser light, the battery that is recharged via a dynamo and this is what it does … The laser draws an ellipse of light that is sensitive to anything crossing the perimeter. If a car… Continue reading →

Recycle your bicycle

Today when I went out with our recycle box to our recycle bin, I found a bicycle inside. Well it was a classic BSO and in bad nick. Unfortunately, your LBS will not take this bicycle in and give it… Continue reading →

The Plug

The Plug from Tout Terrain is probably the simplest, cleanest and neatest looking gizmo that I have seen. When it comes to things that you can plug to your dyno hub and charge other things with. Because it is integrated… Continue reading →

E-WERK

The E-WERK from Busch & Müller KG can only be the bee’s knees, if it as good as their lights. For all those who do not want to go cycling without their mobile phones, GPS, MP3 players and other electronic… Continue reading →

Volvo safty car

I’m a bit split with the idea of a car that helps you to drive safely. The reason is that if the car user thinks, well the car is doing the driving I can then do something else. There is… Continue reading →

BioLogic ReeCharge from Dahon

In my search for finding a way to charge my power hungry iPhone while out and about. I found this, the BioLogic ReeCharge from Dahon. Now that is a cool little thing there is not much information about how many… Continue reading →

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