Sculpture in motion: Biomega AMS

Design Within Reach sent us their Biomega AMS 8-Speed Bicycle a couple weeks ago and we’ve been admiring, questioning, and discussing it ever since. The bike features a shaft drive, Nexus hub, powdercoat finish, is built to just get around town, and is featured in this week’s Huggacast.

In the Bike Shop: Reynolds 953

953.jpg The latest tube set in the shop is Reynolds 953. Called Super Steel, for all it’s wondrous properties, 953 also makes surprisingly fine trumpets.

Stone Way Coverage

Cyclists Ride for the Right to Bike Lanes - Seattle Times

Mayor Greg Nickels said Wednesday he intends to triple the city’s bike lanes, but they’re not the answer for every location, and the Stone Way decision will be re-evaluated in six months.

Also Wednesday, the city announced that a closed stretch of the Burke-Gilman at the Fremont Bridge will reopen this month, instead of being blocked by a private construction project through mid-2008.

Build a Safer Stone Way

A Self-Powered Bike Factory

From a Pop-Sci article there’s a case study on Ellsworth Bikes’ self-powered factory.

“A geothermal system heats and cools the building, and electricity is provided by rooftop solar cells, which feed excess energy back into the local electricity grid to be credited at full retail value. “

With the bonus of, “… watching the electric meter run backward.”

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