When most propose to reinvent the wheel, they manage to fail, but The Loopwheel is a success. It combines all the best characteristics of the wheel we are all familiar with but the Loopwheel adds something extra, it features built in suspension. [Read more...]
If you have had a particularly good day, how about spreading the happiness by making a street rainbow. Imagine what seeing a rainbow on the side of a decrepit old building could do for people, I’ve always thought if you can avoid being arrested for vandalism, graffiti is a wonderful form of art. This street rainbow is by Akay, from the Instruments of Mass destruction collection, where complicated machines are built to create simple acts of vandalism.
If you live in a place where you can get access to old used bicycle rims, then you can try making this bicycle rim table.
See the idea on The Alternative Consumer
What do you do if you find the perfect vintage bicycle, but there is something irreparably wrong with it? Perhaps you already have one at home and really don’t know what to do with it? Well Benjamin Bullins has a great art piece that can serve as inspiration to give your bathroom the makeover it’s been crying out for. It features a washbasin with a bicycle frame as the stand and the bicycle basket holds spare, fresh hand towels.
These bicycle lights are not your typical bike lights. The inventor, Kent Frankovich, came up with the idea for the Revolights when he was riding his bicycle home from school one day, he noticed that his light, which he used to light his way, was very high up from the ground. So he set about changing that. They are attached to your wheels with clips, however as the design is being perfected, this could change if a better attachment system is discovered.
Hands up anyone if you can remember at some point in your childhood drawing on the pavement, sidewalk or road with those lovely fat chalks (yes back in the day we played in the road)?
Ok now remember the hours of joy you got when you created those master pieces? Now imagine producing chalk trails with your bicycle on the road in traffic! Yup the fun factor just jumped 100%.
A company called ULICU has developed a fun device that attaches to the back of your bicycle wheel that contains washable, non toxic chalking fluid made from eco-friendly pigments. The casing deposits the chalk onto your wheel which then leaves a trail on the pavement or road, cool. [Read more...]
I was viewing an article in the UK newspaper The Independent yesterday on what they believe are the top 50 bikes around. It got me thinking that it would be a great idea to do an article here at Funchkins, our own little 10 ten or twenty. Anyway it seems that finally we are thinking about alternative ways of getting from A-B without the use of oil and I guess keeping fit at the same time is a definite personal bonus. Now above is the unusually styled cargo bike built by the oddly named company “Larry v Harry“.