Bicycling

Friday Inspiration. Obsessed with Speed

This is a great little short film about one man’s obsession with speed, bicycling, and backyard engineering. The film has a great look, tells a fun story, and is edited so well. Totally worth ten minutes of your time on a Friday afternoon.

donhoubicycles.com
spindleproductions.co.uk
Director | Greg Hackett
Editor | Tim Swaby
Production Company | Spindle Productions
Sound Recordist | Adam Williams
Camera Assistant | Greg Harris
Production Assistant | Dickon Ireland
Aerial Cameras | Ben Kenobe Ben Sturgess Chris Ridley
Photographer | Tristan Conor Holden
Composer | Daniel J. Harvey

Wednesday Lust. The Rizoma 77|11 Metropolitan Bike.

Almost two centuries after it’s invention, the humble bicycle continues remain true to it’s roots while technologically advancing in design and materials. The 77|011 Metropolitan Bike from Rizoma is perfect example of this. It is a single speed fixed gear bike made from carbon fiber and billet aluminum construction. The materials used in the bike construction aid in keeping the bike light weight, and making sure the frame is extremely strong. The bike has softer lines with a slightly curved top, seat, and head tubes, and the attention to design detail is out standing. Simple clean lines combined with elegant geometry in the handlebar, crank, and seat assembly really make this bike stand out.

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Mountain Riders Keep it Clean.

Keeping with my posts about bikes, and cycling over the last few days I thought I would share this print ad from Paris based Publicis Conceil. The piece is for Mountain Riders. The illustration is nice little infographic about pollution on mountain trails, rendered in a way that would appeal to any mountain biker. The silhouette of each category looks like a trail profile, but is actually a graph that shows pollution increases from 1935 forward. I love the color pallet, and the three dimensional quality of the chart. Clean yet very effective for a public service announcement.

Bikes By Me.

May is national bike month so I thought I would post some bike things. Well one bike thing now, and maybe another bike thing later. I came across the Swedish Bikes By Me website, and fell in love with these amazing fixed gear bikes. Europeans bike a hell of a lot more than urbanites in the USA and it’s a shame; but because bike culture is more established in places like Sweden we get bikes like these.

Bikes By Me are fully customizable fixed gear bikes where almost every surface can be given a different color. The possibilities are endless, and at 650 Euro, the price for one of these bikes isn’t that bad. Oh and shipping is free anywhere in the world.

The Best Mountain Bike Video Ever.

Last night my friend Tim sent me a link to this video. I could write a whole bunch of stuff here but the video speaks for itself. I will say that this is probably the best bike video I have ever seen. The cinematography, editing, and color work are phenomenal. The cameraman and crane operator should win a bunch of awards for this. Film and video folks take a look and be inspired.