As Europe rebuilt itself after WWII, the Raleigh Bicycle Company's popularity exploded — in large part because their bikes were faster, stronger, and lighter than anything else on the market. Heck, by 1946, Raleigh and other English bicycle makers were responsible for 95 per cent of the bikes on US roadways. This short film explains how Raleighs were designed and built. [Vimeo via Kottke]
How To Build A Bike In Postwar Britain
Trending Stories Right Now
Earlier today a slew of journalists reported significant screen issues with Samsung Galaxy Fold review units. Samsung has finally released a response.
Researchers Made 25-Ton Boulders They Can Move By Hand, Giving More Insights Into Ancient Engineering
How were giant ancient structures like Stonehenge, or the towering Moai heads on Easter Island, assembled at a time when cranes and trucks were still hundreds of years away? Researchers at MIT have given more credence to theories that ancient engineers were masters of balance and leverage with a new experiment that produced giant concrete structures, some 25-tons in weight, that can be still be manoeuvred by hand.