inspired by Cadel Evan’s win of the Tour de France, I’m bike dreaming today.
‘Bike 2.0’ by Danish designer Nils Sveje
Nils Sveje’s design ‘Bike 2.0’ won the 2010 Seoul Cycle Design Competition. The contemporary remake combines modern technology ~ instead of a chain, the bike has a pedal-powered internal generation that is wired directly to the rear motor. Instead of shifters, it has two wireless rings on the handlebar, which make turning, gearing, and controlling the bike much easier. It features a stepless gearbox and a regenerative coaster brake. And the Intelligent Cadence Levelling Feature keeps the rider pedalling at a consistent speed and intensity (which can be adjusted via the handlebars). Bike 2.0 has the added bonus of being ecological, as seen with its intelligent energy usage mechanism, which, among other things, controls the rate at which riders charge the bike’s batteries. Its aluminium frame has built-in lighting. The bike’s technology, aesthetics, and concepts prove that Bike 2.0 is a glimpse into the future of bicycle design.
Jelly Bean Bikes ~ colour your ride
Custom made Jelly Bean Bikes :: You’re in the saddle when it comes to choosing colours for the bike’s frame, grip bars, seat, seat post and stem, chain, crankset, front and rear wheels. And to make sure your combination clicks you can test ride some bikes at their Melbourne warehouse or see what other bike enthusiasts have styled. Start with a very simple, yet sleek, single speed/fixie design and then you can click around to view different color configurations or choose one of their pre-designs. Then choose your size and free or fixed gear. Cost $500 AUD. Jelly Bean Bikes
The designer, Lagomorph has used American Black Walnut wood for making this bicycle. This wood has a unique feature of “stability and shock resistance” making it the manufacturer’s preferred choice among other comparable woods.