Monday, April 14, 2014
Glow in the dark bicycles are really helpful if you drive on the road at night. Motorists will have easier time to see you in the dark. In my previous post, I mentioned about Mission Bicycle Company's Lumen Glow in the Dark bike, yes their bikes are stunning, beautiful, and work of art but most of us can't afford $799 for a bike. Luckily, I found a cheaper alternative, Pure Fix Cycles Glow in the Dark which offer glow in the dark bikes for half the price of Lumen. On their website, the price is $399.00 but you can find discounted price on Amazon for just $340 with FREE Shipping.
Pure Fix Cycles Glow in the Dark bikes are fully GLOW-in-the-dark fixed gear bike. The paint that they used is solar-activated, it glows in the dark. You will need to expose your bike from the sun for an hour and it'll glow for more than an hour at night.
When you purchase the bike it comes standard with every components needed to ride a bike right out of the box like grips, front brake and pedals. However, at this time they don't offer bike customization but you can buy additional parts from them if you want to customize it. It's also delivered to you 90% assembled, so all you need to do is attach the pedals, front wheel, seat, handlebars, and brake and you're ready to go.
The bike weigh between 21 and 25 pounds, depending on the size of the bike you ordered.
Our standard fixies are made of steel and weigh between 21 and 25 pounds, depending on size.
I will definitely consider glow in the dark bike to replace my current one, since I was almost hit by a dumb driver last month.
Check it out HERE.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Riding your bicycle in the dark is very dangerous, a vehicle may fail to notice you and hit you while on the road that can result to devastating injuries or even death. This is why a San Francisco-based studio Mission Bicycle Company has designed a bicycle which lights up in the dark. This could be the new trend in road cycling.
Lumen which is a patented design that has reflective particles embedded in its steel frame. When there is light, the color is iridescent grey. At dark, the bike frame reflects light, that gives the cyclist extra visibility to city traffic since it is visible from over 300 meters away.
You don't need any batteries and you don't have to turn it on or off. The makers inspiration for designing the glowing bike is from reflective street signs. They collaborated with Halo Coatings to come up with a state-of-the-art technology that allows reflective particles to be applied on 3D structures.
Mission Bicycle guarantees that the Lumen bicycle will glow for 50 years. Shipping is expected to begin this July.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
This bike is pretty interesting ang it's quite unusual. A newly invented odd halfbike that is said to make cycling in city streets easier and more practical eventhough you have to steer through a pole. The halfbike is steered using a central pole, it is equipped with a large wheel and two small stabiliser wheels.
The inventors said that the bike is easy to carry since it is small and you can combine both running and cycling.
Martin Angelov, the inventor of the halfbike said, "I started sketching different concepts for a simplified bike and soon reached a point where I needed to test these concepts in real life." "For some of the early prototypes I used old bicycles and parts I found at the attic. I was amazed how well people reacted to the idea and that made me want to keep up."
Based on what I've watched on the video, it seems hard to steer but really good for working-out. If we can just place a small motor that can assist pedaling, it will be great for daily commute since it is small and easy to carry.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Good news for Northern Ireland cyclists, it seems that their government is serious in improving cycling safety on their roads. Danny Kennedy who is Stormont’s minister for regional development promised a "cycling revolution" for Northern Ireland after a visit to Scandinavia to check at the cycling capitals of Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmo in Sweden.
In an interview by BBC he said, "We need to create an environment which invites people to walk and cycle as much as possible. That is my vision for Northern Ireland and I am committed to making it happen."
"It has been very impressive to see at first hand how 'normal' cycling is for the majority of the populations in these cities."
Northern Ireland will be the host of the first three stages of the Giro d'Italia that will took place in May.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Check out the Short Compilation of The Crewsins MTB Downhill FreeRide 2014. The trail was in Bienne and Chaumont... pretty cool stuff! The Downhill freeride is extreme specially in a fairly thick woods, and the hills were a little stiff. The ramps are great in the clip they were like flying.
If you like the background music, it's "Nightcall" by Kavinsky
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Singapore - In Singapore they have successfully organized a Safe Cycling campaign that raised about S$11,000 (US$8,700) on Saturday.
About 900 cyclists and bike enthusiast gathered for the cause at Long House Food Centre. The cyclist were given limited-edition Safe Cycling shirts. The donation will be given to the Singapore Road Safety Council for funding safe cycling clinics.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Sad news for South Africa Cyclist. South African track cyclist Jeanne Nell died after a crash. He was seeking to qualify for this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when the crash happened.
South Africa's Olympic committee said that Jeanne Nell who was a national sprint, time trial and Keirin champion, died after crashing during a keirin race at a velodrome in Bellville near Cape Town on Tuesday.
He participate at the UCI Track World Cup in 2013 South Africa his cycling coach described him as "one of the best sprinters South Africa has ever had."