Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monday, November 8, 2010



I meant to post this a while back. A nice ad (I'm guessing) for the folding Peugeot with 22" wheels. I'd love to own one of these someday.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Firestone Vagabond



Man, I wish I was in Denver AND had $180 to spare. Spotted this bike on craigslist. That's a pretty sweet ride!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Finding Gary

Finding Gary

Finding Gary is/was a blog started by the blogowner and dedicated to finding his stolen bike. Starting with the bike being stolen, the blog tracks the steps the owner took over the course of three weeks leading up to getting his bike back. Lots of good tips on what to do in a similar situation.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Les Mistons



The opening to Les Mistons, a short film by Francois Truffaut. I tend to fixate on time periods such as this, which might explain my interest in classically made bicycles. I'll probably break down one day and get a more modern folding bike. They're lighter, more durable, and probably fold a little tighter, but the classics remain beautiful.

I love the opening to this film. I feel all bike rides should be this way, whether there is a destination in mind or not.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Atala/Motobecane



I have acquired enough bikes for myself right now, but I still enjoy searching for them online. So I thought I'd continue posting ones of interest.

This one via the Portland craigslist.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

New Bike

Picked up a new bike over the weekend. Pictures to come once I get my hands on a digital camera.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Bicycle Diary



I have a growing appreciation for this man. It wasn't long ago that I found his online journal and discovered he has a likewise fondness for folding bicycles, though his developed sometime in the 1980s. He's been packing them for travel over the past few decades. He recently published a book full of journals entries that he's been writing over his travels, all from the perspective of the cyclist in the city, and how the urban landscape has (or hasn't) adapted to the bicycle. His opinions on urban development remind me a lot of Dom Nozzi's (Walkable Streets) who I recommend to anyone interested in urban development and how it relates to sustainability and quality of life. Though, I'm not as hardcore of a biker as these advocates (living in Spring Hill doesn't help), they both serve as inspiration.

It's worth noting, however, Byrne isn't fond of the smaller folding bikes with 20" wheels or smaller, such as the ones I tend to write about. From his point of view, they don't have much to offer in shock absorption, and with all the cobblestone streets in New York, it's not so great for anyone who uses their hands to make music. I don't blame him.

I've also picked up these two films of his.



davidbyrne.com
Bicycle Diaries

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jawa Nomad




Another European folder, this one Czech-made. Similar to other U-frames but with a slightly different frame. Other distinctions are the chain guard, and rear rack. More pictures here. There are two in the gallery, both were up for auction.

Google Bike Maps

Recent Announcement from Google:

"The best part about this new dataset is that we've been able to add a lot of new, detailed information to Google Maps - information that helps people better explore and get around the real world. For example, college students will be pleased to see maps of many campuses; and cyclists will now find many more trails and paths to explore. Soon we even plan on providing you with biking directions to take advantage of this new data. Of course, in the true Google spirit of "launch and iterate," we plan to work with more data sources to add new features in the map."

Taken from GoogleMapsBikeThere

More versions of Bike There have been popping up.
Portland/Milwaukee: Bicycle.org
Twin Cities: Cyclopath.org