Sunday, 24 April 2011

Subway Sympathy

All of a sudden, whilst walking through a subway near work, I had a hyper sensitive moment of sympathy for the owner of this bike.

Yes its a supermarket bike, but somehow that makes it worse.  People around here don't have much cash, and this burnt up bike turned my stomach.

Maybe the saddle or pedal broke and the owner got mad - or feared what would happen when he took it home.
Maybe someone jealously stole it, then trashed it through guilt.
Maybe it was a gift.
Maybe someone saved up to buy it for themselves.

Or maybe, just maybe, the dare devil who owned it cleared the row of double decker buses, but clipped the flaming ring and tumbled to the ground in flames.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Wouter Scheublin

This looks like the ultimate construction kit to me.  Its made by Wouter Scheublin of the Netherlands.  Thanks to Chiro sangaku for the tip off.

Wouter also makes spring powered car.  Just 20 are being made, so I can't see it passing European toy standards any time soon - but what a thing to make.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

The Next Time

Visit Vimeo today and they greet you with this video.

This is just great for so many reasons...

La Prochaine Fois (The Next Time) from A76 PRODUCTIONS on Vimeo.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Crown Star

Its Friday night and I'm half way through my first pint of ale.
I spot a friend zipping up and down the street on a bike he just collected for his better half.

Its that time of evening in Spring when you're out stealing the last few minutes of day light - so these photos are unashamedly dusky.

I'd be over the moon if someone gave me this bike.  Its exactly what I'm after myself, though perhaps with a gents frame...

Sam is the second person I know who has picked up a new bike today.  Somebody else I know collected a Lapierre Spicy 516 for a cool £3300.  This second hand (ninth hand?) Crown Star got me quite excited enough.