[Thor] sent in an awesome motorized bike build he found coming from the fruitful workshop of [Jim Gallant]. It’s an incredible piece of work built nearly entirely from scratch. [Jim] welded the frame together on a home-built jig that keeps all the chrome-moly tubes in alignment before they’re pieced together. With the […]

Does your bicycle master boardwalk and quagmire with aplomb? If it was built by the Raleigh Bicycle Company, it ought to. This week’s Retrotechtacular is a 1945-era look into the start-to-finish production of a standard bicycle. At the time of filming, Raleigh had already been producing bicycles for nearly 60 […]

Neorealism was partly an aesthetic of necessity. Right after the war, money and equipment were in short supply, and the vast Cinecittà studio complex on the southern edge of Rome was a refugee camp. Cinecittà had been built by Mussolini as one monumental expression of his belief in the natural […]

Each week, I round up a clever little tutorial for this How-Tuesday column. Well, this week I’m switching it up with a project dreamed up by yours truly! I’ve made this project at workshops with kids and grown-ups alike, and I hope you’ll enjoy it too.  If you ride a bicycle, chances […]

Hybrid bicycles blend characteristics from more specialized road bikes, touring bikes and mountain bikes.[1] The resulting “hybrid” is a general-purpose bike that can tolerate a wide range of riding conditions and applications. Their stability, comfort and ease of use make them popular with novice cyclists, casual riders, commuters, and children. […]

The late 19th and early 20th centuries were a time of remarkable innovation in transportation. This 1905 photo of a bicycle airplane illustrates, with the benefit of hindsight, a remarkable optimism typical of the era. This is an image-based website. Please be patient, both with the speed of broadband image […]

What is included on a Co van Kessel tour? All Co van Kessel tours include the following (when appropriate): Experienced English speaking local guides Safe, well-maintained bicycle (city or mountain bike) Bicycle helmet (upon request) Drinking water enroute Boat & ferry rides where appropriate  24-hour emergency insurance Does the tour […]

A bicycle frame is the main component of a bicycle, onto which wheels and other components are fitted. The modern and most common frame design for an upright bicycle is based on the safety bicycle, and consists of two triangles: a main triangle and a paired rear triangle. This is […]

Albums Bombay Bicycle Club I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (Album) 10 versions Mmm…Records UK 2009 Sell This Version 10 versions Bombay Bicycle Club Flaws (Album) 7 versions Mmm… Records, Universal Records UK 2010 Sell This Version 7 versions Bombay Bicycle Club A Different Kind Of Fix […]

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Eldi Emergency Spoke Bicycle Tool A Spoke Recycler The great thing about this bicycle spoke cutter and bender is that it allows a mechanic equipped with a handful of long spokes to fix bicycle wheels of any size. How? The tool shears the head off the spoke. Then, by holding […]

Updated: 17/02/2019. This post deals with a topic that creates much headache to cyclists and mechanics. “My bicycle makes strange sounds”. So: what to do when a bike starts creaking, scratching, clicking, squealing or something similar? In my experience, it’s necessary to first determine the source of the strange sounds […]

Bicycle Day is fast approaching. And while we don’t think it’ll ever take off like Thanksgiving, the popularity of the event is growing by the year. However, it remains a day that’s lost on a lot of people while many others have the completely wrong idea of what the celebration […]