Aero Wheels: 3T Mercurio

3T Mercurio 80

Above is 3T’s new Mercurio carbon aerowheel designed by Richard McAinsh, seen below at last year’s Interbike. The Mercurio was one of the most interesting designs I saw, and I was lucky enough to get the word right from McAinsh. More pictures and story after the jump.

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Dog Guards Bike and Rides on Rack

Does that do tricks are always popular in China and Taiwan. Some of them wear shoes. This golden retriever guard his owner’s bike and rides on the rack.


Soma Tradesmen Arrives at Hugga HQ

Mark rode the Tradesman over to Hugga HQ yesterday with a repaired wheel and his bag on the front rack. This is our new light-duty cargo bike in on test. Note the endearing parts spec, like that Rolls knockoff, pedals, and grips.

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Print Your Own Bike Parts

Cubify, a 3D printer maker, starting take pre-orders and I got to thinking about cyclists printing their own bike parts. No, I don’t mean critical parts like a drivetrain, brakes or shifters. Though complete bikes have been printed, I mean bottle cages, cases for your phone, or just accessories like a license plate.

cubify parts

Doll parts or bike parts

What do you think? Cyclists have always been industrious and mechanical with shims, fixes and workarounds. Lemond’s example is a good one. He shimmed his aero bar with a coke can – you could print an ABS plastic shim for your bars. Ever notice how bells never come with the right mount for your 31.8 bar? You could print the mount yourself.

Most famous shim in bike racing

On Thingverse, I found a bike fender part and on Shapeways a pedal.

fender part

Fender part broke, make your own

pedal

Need a new pedal?

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I expect a student in an industrial design class is working on a printable bike now or at least the parts.

Soma Tradesman cycle-truck: first ride

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