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QTvan Mini Camper Trailer Designed For Use With Electric Scooters

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The trailer was designed by English company Environmental Transport Association, is not actually available for sale.  They claim they “developed the QTvan to highlight the estimated 220,000 people who use a mobility scooter without breakdown cover and face the prospect of a very long wait should they suffer a mechanical fault or their battery runs flat.”
The £5,500 QTvan is the world’s smallest caravan and is so named because it caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: queuing, tea and caravans. Inside, there's a tea service, a 19-inch flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock book shelves, a full-sized single bed and kettle. It's even available for short vacations, though with a 30-mile range and six-mph top end, it won't get you much further than the park.
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VelEau Bicycle Hydration System

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Showers Pass has created a sort of bike mounted CamelBak system called the VelEau.
A canteen/tool pack mounted to the rear of the seat holds 42 ounces of water which is made accessible to the rider via a frame-routed tube system that ends in a tethered valve held securely to the handlebars with magnets. It has two patent-pending retractable magnetic reels that allow the rider to safely and easily access the bite valve.
Price: $80   |   BUY

The Streetflyer

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Hang Gliding the bike, the StreetFlyer provides its user with the sense of flying just about three feet off the ground and without the dangers associated with hang- or paragliding, for example. Developed by Dr. Carsten Mehring, the StreetFlyer:  
"is a human-powered, light-weight carbon-fiber vehicle that allows you to get a running start and then simply put your legs up to get into a horizontal hang gliding position using a body-harness”

Reflective Gloves And Socks For Cyclists

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SUCK UK’s reflective gloves and socks are cool idea at night!
The socks feature a reflective patch on the back, which, once you’ve tucked your trousers into them (to prevent the chain jamming) adds to making you as visible as possible on the road, and the gloves have a reflective arrow patch on each side, so you can signal before you turn with added visibility. Pack of two socks, or two gloves - one size and unisex, with sewn on reflective patches.
Price: £15   |   BUY

The Bicycle City. Trailer

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What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.
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Screwdriver-powered vehicle "EX"

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The EX trike, designed and built by Nils Ferber, Sebastian Auray, Ruben Faber and Ludolf von Oldershausen. Using two 18-volt-screwdrivers as engines, the "EX" accelerates its driver up to 30 km/h! With a frame inspired by a bare skeleton complete with visible organs, the EX’s drive components are mostly constructed from modified bike parts, while the frame and unique spine-shaped joint used for steering were custom-milled on a CNC machine.
"Excentricity is defined as a deviation from what is ordinary or customary. To match this definition we couln´t just modify an existing vehicle but had to start designing something new from scratch. The result is a completely new driving concept: The driver lies headlong on his three-wheeled vehicle and accelerates the "EX" with sprawled out arms up to 30 km/h.
Eccentrically is also how the steering works: A specially developed joint tilts the back wheel and leans the driver´s weight dynamically into the curve.
The driver controls the vehicle with brake and gas handles and by tilting the back wheel with its body"
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Pinch Bike Stand

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"The two halves of Pinch, formed by wood lamination, take advantage of the natural spring available from this fabrication process and use the weight of your bicycle to firmly lock the rear wheel into place."
$89.
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The PiCycle

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The PiCycle is an electric bike designed by Marcus Hays, the founder of PiMobility. The electric PiCycle has an inbuilt theft-recovery service, updating its location on your smartphone. It is equipped with PiFi, an embedded wireless technology that streams critical data to the PiCycle owner’s smart phone or iPod Touch via a native application. PiMobility can monitor battery health, battery charging frequency, battery cycle life, motor and controller experience and more. Features:
Front-drive 750 Watt / 36 volt Brushless DC Motor
Two-Wheel Drive, 7 speeds...
Price: $2,495   |   BUY

Mutant bicycles by Todd Kundla

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Mutant bicycles by Todd Kundla. Kundla rides his Shoe Bike,  Car Tire Bike and a tricycle at Fiesta Gardens.  Photo by Jay Janner/American-Statesman.
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Low-Cost Solution to Keep On Biking

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A low-cost solution to keep on biking. One of the cyclists at Dutch Bike Co. was caught without studded tires when it started snowing in Seattle. But there's nothing that a box of zip ties can't fix! MacGyver trick isn't new, but now that winter is here... Fritz Rice, the the DIYer on these photos, says that while the ties look "completely ludicrous", they work "beautifully":
"I can accelerate, brake, and corner with aplomb, even on the vile snowpack/sheet ice mix the plows leave in the bike lanes. The zip ties dig nicely into the hardest packed surfaces, but they're thin enough not to bounce the bike around at low speed or on short pavement sections. "
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Stringbike

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A company called StringBike, has developed new drivetrain technology for bicycles that "placement of the chain and gears on one side of the frame on a traditional bike causes a subtle, although not unnoticeable, asymmetrical pedaling experience." "It allows for continuous pushing of the rear wheel on both sides of the bike (whereas on a normal bike, usually only one leg is doing the pushing at a time as it goes around in a circle). " It’s essentially like having two chains on each side, both connected to the rear hub — only it’s high-strength cord, not chain. Watch the String Bike in action.
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YikeBike Now Available For Sale

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if you remembered this YikeBike from New Zealand? We first saw the Yike Bike over a year ago. Now it is available in the U.S. for 'just' $3,595. The YikeBike is a carbon-fiber electric bike, weights only 22 pounds (10.8 kg), is capable of going up to 6.2 miles on a single charge, and tops out around 14mph. You ride it by sitting on the combined saddle/handlebar, and when you reach the destination, you can fold the bike, and put the in a bag. Watch it in action!
Price: $3,600   |   BUY

Skid Vicious Melbourne Fixed Gear

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Look at look long these cyclists skid for!

FRAMED-Andi Wittmann Rider profile

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"FRAMED" is a beautiful short film, directed by Felix Urbauer. MTB freerider Andi Wittmann, the bike demonstrates a number of outlandish tricks in a variety of exotic locations.

Lamp Post Climbing Bike Lock

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A German toy and model company,Conrad has built a "climbing bike lock" that can lift your bike up a standard lamp post. Yes, It can climb up a post! The lock uses parts scavenged from a motorized sketeboard, in this video, you can see how they make it! Good idea!