Here, at last, an audiable warning for a bicycle which suits those busy city streets; something which packs a bit more punch than a bell.
Loud Bicycle builds on the human reaction to a car horn which is one of an instant reaction to look and brake. The Loud Mini Bicycle Horn gives you more chance when you’ve not been seen by a turning motorist.
Another great idea from the Kickstarter website.
Of course don’t forget, you still need a bicycle bell for the polite warning to pedestrians, but when you’re mixing with the cars, the Bicycle Horn might be just what you need.
Loud Mini Bicycle Horn
At last a navigation system that’s simple.
This nifty GPS gadget works like a programmable compass allowing you to program in your destination and it’ll point the way. The beauty of this is that you are not prescribed a route; rather you are free to make you own way to the destination. You take the roads you like, miss congested streets, or go off piste, the choice is yours. It’s an elegant gadget, unobtrusive and easy to use; shock proof, water proof and backlit for night travel.
Another idea from the Kickstarter project. See what you think……..
Aad Berkel from Holland is an old friend of ours, we helped him in the early day of his sidecar development when he wanted to understand the benfits of a tilting design.
We’ve just learnt that he’s now launched a product called SamSam. It is a sidecar suitable for dogs up to 55lb and 22″ tall and is connected to the bicycle bottom bracket to make it as universal as possible. We wish him luck and hope to see some on the road soon.
SamSam Dog Sidear
Fellow “sidecarist” Philippe from France has been in touch to share his sidecar build.
Some nice tube bending work has gone into the design and you can find out more about it on his blog here.
Philippe reported that the sidecar is in regular use hauling heavy cargo and is working well. More recently Philippe has added dynamo lighting and hydraulic rim brakes. Nice!
We just returned from the NEC Cycle Show were we test rode some of the classic Italjet bikes.
Awesome would be an understatement – just look at that style!
The bikes are all electric, run fast and handle well. They are equip with front disc brake, NuVinci variable transmission, springer forks and chrome lamp. Our favourite was the classic Ascot model with it’s leather detailing and brushed steel frame. There are other models in the range and accessories to customise them too. Visit Italjet for more information.
Italjet Ascot – Awesome!
Whooooah. Look at this beauty.
We’ve been following Wheel Monkey in Instagram for some time and they shared this fat bike from Bad Bikes.
Bad Bikes make cool fat folding electric bikes finished in matt black.
This is their Beach Cruiser Side ’15.
This bicycle outfit looks great. It’s electric powered of course, has a belt drive and the colour scheme and stickers give it some street cred.
Not sure if to buy your child a scooter, bike, trike or trailer?
Then check out the Infento kit from some clever folks in the Netherlands. It’s like Meccano for grown ups. You can build any form of transport, a push along for a toddler, a balance bike or scooter. Or how about a tadpole trike, quad or electric bicycle? There’s even a winter kit with skis to give further possibilities.
Best of all you can design and build it with your child. Learning design, construction and testing skills along the way.
They’re looking for crowd sourcing on the Kickstarter website; so if you like it, give them your support – then build your dream ride.
I wonder if you could build a Sidehack with this stuff ……..?
Our Australian friend and customer Michael, put us on to this beauty.
We can’t find out much about it but we love the paint job, the sidehack hand brake and aluminium load deck. Super cool.
Hey – looks like we’re not the only people making sidecars.
Check out this beauty. It’s a steel frame with fine oak hardwood panels. The sidecar features a modular system that can be a flatbed cargo trike, simple box or, with addition of a slotted cover, a means to transport up to 4 surfboards simultaneously. See you at the beach………..
The Horse Sidecar
Want a right-sided hack? or a taller handle?
What about a hack for a 24″ BMX or just something unique?
The answer might be to build your own.
We are now offering the Rattlebone plate parts as a kit for the self-builder. Other benefits to this scheme are a cheaper overall cost to the customer, much lower shipping costs and the option to build your hack how you want it.
You’ll need some welding skills and a method for bending some tube; but aside from that you can build you own Rattlebone using your BMX bike as a guide, with just some basic tools. We provide everything else including detailed drawings for the parts you need to make, and those all important laser cut plate parts.
If you get stuck – just get in touch and we’ll help you out.
……….And look out for a video coming soon, detailing how we make Rattlebones by hand.
Rattlebone kit Parts