Wacky "mutant bicycles" by Todd Kundla. Shoe Bike takes the cake. Previously, Thieves No More! If Gumby Were a Bicycle...
Serious Eats' latest Meet and Eat features Todd Barricklow, creator of the Taco Bike, an eco-friendly alternative to the fast growing food truck industry. The 200+ pound bike is equipped with a propane tank, three sectioned griddle, water tank, heat exchanger, wash sink, wastewater hold, ice holder and sectioned food area, trash can, napkin holder, table, money drop, chopping boards and more.
Germany company Conrad has created a bike lock that would deter even the most dedicated of thieves. The Rube Goldberg-esque device is outfitted with motorized skateboard wheels that elevate the bicycle off the ground, as high as your lamp post or utility pole of choice allows.
Danny MacAskill, the greatest stunt cyclist in the world, returns. Know of someone superior? Show us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Previously, The Amazing, Amazing Danny MacAskill.
Wow, the lengths some go to for a spot in the advertising limelight these days... NeilPryde Bikes created this advert of a "mad frenchman" riding a bike in flames. What do you think? Jackass worthy? Previously, Bicycle of Death (Yes, That's a Flamethrower).
How many wheels does it take to shred? Depends on who you ask! For a rollerblader, the answer would be eight. For a skateboarder, it would be four. Bicyclists would say two. And for an EXTREME unicyclist? One. Just one. A single wheel.
The BOND Bike (Built Of Notorious Deterrents) is a force to be reckoned with. Equipped with a flamethrower, caterpillar track, ejector seat and ski blade, the one of a kind bicycle was designed by a UK bike insurer as an advertising schtick to address the most common complaints reported by cyclists. Apparently the most prevalent concerns are:
Bike trickery + sweet beats = bike dancing in Senegal. This guy is nothing short of awesome.
This is just a heads up that thieves are now using GPS fitness apps to target people. Thieves are using popular GPS fitness apps such as Strava to find out where you live where they will then come and steal your bikes.
The forefront of bike technology has delivered bikes without hubs, bikes as flexible as Gumby, and invisible steering. The latest to enter the field rethinks the bicycle chain. As in... who needs it?
We've seen lots of cool bicycles here on WonderHowTo, but somehow Michael Killian’s sideways bicycle earns him circus freak status.
I'd take one of these:
The Gumby bike. The invisible steering bike. The spokeless bike. All kinda bizarre. All kinda awesome. Designed by Luke Douglas as an entry for the James Dyson Awards, the Lunartic Cycle boasts a toothed belt drive and hubless rear wheel. I want one. Previously, The Invisible-Steering Bicycle.
If only all bicycles were as twisty and malleable as Gumby- they'd be easier to lock up, and much easier to transport. Wait a sec. Perhaps there is a such a bike, after all.
This is one stylin' bicycle. Ok, I admit. I stared at the handle bars and marveled. Wow, the designer and driver of this masterpiece must have impeccable balance. You know, the "look ma no-hands type of balance". But I was wrong. The design is even more clever. Finnish designer Olli Erkkila installed a steering rod running through the frame. Venice Beach bicycle fetishists are drooling in envy as you read...
We are not clear whether this DIY invention is ingenious or simply obvious. Spending $50 on plumbing pipe equipment, and diligently documenting this invention for posterity strikes me as unusual. However, it is undeniably a useful product. After all, who enjoys carrrying a bicycle up several flights of stairs?
So says the Original Scraper Bike Team, founded by Tyrone Stevenson (aka Baybe Champ, the Scraper Bike King).
Not exactly practical, but I certainly wouldn't turn down the chance to take this path-clearing monster for a spin.
Unicycle + tandem = ummm.... pretty sure the odds that I'd be able to make it across the driveway are impossibly low.
That's right, cars aren't the only mode of transportation worth customizing. Dekochari, the Japanese art of pimping your bicycle:
Cycling enthusiasts, behold. Fastest bicycle in the world, designed by VARNA of British Columbia. Pretty impressive.
Watch your back, Danny MacAskill, these fräuleins sure know how to maneuver a bicycle. Whew! Ladies. Shwesters, in fact. (Sisters).
Finally, a well designed solution to studio-style living. The Contortionist bicycle. London-native Dominic Hargreaves, unhappy with the available options, designed this folding bike himself (true DIY spirit).
(We did not know about these, either...until we discovered these videos.) The fixed gear bike, also called a fixie, was designed for track racing in the velodrome. Working bike messengers brought them to the NYC, Tokyo, SF, London streets on account the cycles gave them far more control to maneuver the urban jungle. The Chinese acrobat peddling a bike with 18 contortionists wrapped around him, must have a fixie.