The brinksmanship in trials bike videos results in movie like this from Chris Akrigg, with elegant stunts across bike disciplines, five of them. Enjoy it and expect Danny Macaskill is dreaming up new stunts.
Magnic Lights are a Kickstarter project my friend Matt help fund. He was skeptical, but thought if they were real, they’d be amazing. He hates having USB dongles or batteries everywhere and too lazy to get a dyno hub wheel. A year later, the Magnics show up at his house and he unboxed them in a hangout with me. Then he recorded them working with his iPhone. That they work amazed us both and anyone who’s seen them.
Besides the magic of magnets, an eddy current is being created from the small amount of ferrous metal in the aluminum rim. LEDs require such low voltage that they light up. Remarkable and similar to Reelights. I’ve got several Knog lights on my bikes and all of them have a USB dongle. They’re nice, but to just ride and go forever without a chart using magnets is nicer. Magnic lights cost $257.29 for a complete set.
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That moment when you ride on by them stuck in their shiny metal boxes. Bike lane is open.
Bedstead Bike was dreamed up by Joe Steinlauf, who got the idea while lying around in bed one morning
In 1948, the Chicago chapter of the National Bicycle Dealers’ Association built freak bikes for a LIFE feature
By artfully applying welders’ torches to metal tubing, the chapter’s members transform ordinary, utilitarian bicycles into traveling monstrosities. By far the most outlandish ideas have come from the Steinlauf family, who produced from their bicycle repair shop most of the oddities [shown in the article]. They are hazardous; generally at least one member of the clan is to be found in the hospital.
Photos: Wallace Kirkland—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
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