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The SplinterBike

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Here’s a great wooden bike project; The SplinterBike! No bolts or screws, just wood and glues! …a 100% Wooden Bicycle Land Speed Record… attempt! The bike is built completely from wood; no spokes, no chains, no metal anywhere (although it appears he did resort to using some nylon bushings when he discovered that no matter […]

Scooter Races? Seriously?

( Bikes )

Bumped into this site tonight. It’s in Italian, but Google Translate helps to make sense of things. They’re racing modified 70-100cc scooters. In wild sometimes neon colors… And I think they’re serious.

Another Wooden Bike

( Bikes )

The boys & I have been dreaming of building a bike for a long time now, and the idea of using wood for the frame, while sounding a bit far-fetched, really isn’t that far from the realm of the possible. In fact, it’s actually quite do-able, more so than building a frame from metal is […]

Biked To Work

( Bikes andFun! )

The forecast looked a little sketchy for today, but when I woke up at 6 it wasn’t raining (we did get a sprinkling overnight) and KELO’s Live Doppler HD scan showed the stormy stuff had moved on to the east, so it looks like I didn’t drag my bike up from the basement for nothing […]

Spooky Tooth Death Race

( Bikes andFun! )

Here’s an event I’d love to attend, just for fun; the Spooky Tooth Bike Shop’s annual Death Race! Not an actual death race (as in the really bad movie with the same name) just a fun annual event which is pretty much just an excuse for a customers together to show off their wacked out […]

Rickshaw USA — Sean & Coop’s Big Adventure

( Bikes andFun! )

The brother of a long-time friend of mine is on an amazing adventure; he’s riding a pedicab on route that nearly circles the continental US. His route took him through Baton Rouge, LA, recently, and he was featured in a local ABC news report: Sean started out his trip from New York in the enormous […]

When Geese Attack

( Bikes andJust Stuff )

So, there I was, minding my own business riding my bike to work. When out of the blue, a Canada goose attacks me. Stoopid goose. It’s not unusual to see geese on the Sioux Falls greenway bike path, but usually they scurry down the side of the dike to get out of your way. Just […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

( Bikes andFun! )

Yup, there am some reel jeeniesses workin’ in transportation. Uh huh. Thanks, Miss C.!

The $350 Electric Bike

( Bikes andGeek )

At the other end of the spectrum from the $13,000 Optibike that I wrote about a few weeks back is the E-Zip 2008 Trailz Hybrid Electric Bike. The E-Zip is built by Currie Technologies and uses a DC motor with a 24-volt sealed lead acid battery pack that locks onto the rear rack. The bikes […]

The Trials & Tribulations Of Building An E-Bike On The Cheap

Last fall I finally broke down and bought an electric conversion kit for my bike. Getting there was a long process because the CFO (aka: the Wife) wasn’t terribly excited about the idea, so funding for it was very spotty. A bonus at work finally provided the cash needed for the motor, and I was […]