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Australian-Designed Bicycle Pulley System Is A Surprisingly Practical Storage Solution

Ever since I moved into my apartment, I’ve been trying to convince my roommates that what we need is a pulley system to pull our bikes up onto the balcony. And ever since we moved in, my roommates have been telling me that it’s a terrible idea that will unquestionably end with someone being mutilated by a falling crankset. But now a group of Australian architects have vindicated my crazy plans (and built an awesome storage system for bikes in the process).


Watch A Guy Ride The World's Tallest Bicycle

Last year, we brought you the exploits of StoopidTall, a 4m tall bike that is completely terrifying to ride. So, naturally, we now have StoopidTaller, a bike that is yet another 1.7m taller. Experience the terror from the bike seat first hand in this dizzying video of StoopidTaller in action.


Only 47 Of These Samurai-Inspired Motorcycles Will Be Made

Vehicle manufacturers make limited edition models available all the time, but few people start their own business for the sole purpose of taking someone else’s hardware and rebuilding it into their own, exclusive line. This, however, is exactly what people behind Ronin Motor Works did when it heard Harley Davidson was killing off its Buell brand of motorcycles, with its interests falling in particular on the liquid-cooled 1125 series.


This Crazy Sideways Bicycle Rides Like A Snowboard On Wheels

Inventor Michael Killian loves the sensation of balancing on top of a snowboard, carving graceful curving arcs in the snow. He also loves tinkering with stuff. Put those two joys together in a workshop, and you get the SidewaysBike, Killian’s fantastic wheeled creation.


This Bike Frame Weighs Less Than Six Sticks Of Butter

You’ll never see the SuperSix EVO Black Inc on the street. You probably won’t even see it in a local road race. This is Cannondale’s chef d’œuvre, built with only the best components, top to bottom — it’s a $US13,000 piece of carbon ridden by the fastest humans on Earth.


How A Country That Has No New Bike Parts Fixes Its Bicycles

What happens if you live in Cuba and your bike breaks down? It’s not like you can hop on the Internet and get two day shipping for a new bike. In fact, it’s pretty much impossible to score new bike parts. What you have to do is find a guy who knows another guy who might have some parts of the part you need.


Carbon Fibre-Reinforced Clothing Will Protect Cyclists From Road Rash

Donning a full suit of motorcycle leathers for your morning bike ride to work is probably overkill, but cyclists can still be subjected to road rash should they fall while wearing less-than-protective gear. So athletic gear manufacturer Scott is developing shorts and jerseys strategically reinforced in key areas using both carbon fibre and ceramics, so the garments hold up if the rider ends up sliding across pavement.


The World's Toughest Bike Race Is Absolutely Crazy

Video: The Red Bull Harescramble Erzbergrodeo might be the toughest enduro competition on the planet. Five hundred bikers compete in this crazy race that takes place in an old Austrian iron mine. This year’s winner, Johnny Walker, attached a camera on his helmet to share his adrenaline-charged ride.


Keeping Bike Shares Running Smoothly Requires Seriously Complex Maths

Here’s kind of a dirty secret about bike share: Bikes don’t end up distributed evenly across the system, so most cities use trucks and trailers to shuffle the bikes around to the kiosks where they’re needed most at different times of day. Turns out it requires a complicated algorithm to determine exactly when and where to move them.


7 Crazy Bikes That Almost Changed Cycling Forever

The history of cycling includes many innovations that failed to achieve popular or commercial success. The reasons for failure are many and various. But sometimes, even the wackiest-looking designs incorporated interesting ideas. Here’s a selection of those concepts — most of which have at least one redeeming feature.


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