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A Spokeless Bicycle

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Nice mechanical engineering class at Yale has built a bicycle with a spokeless back wheel. One of them, redditor zhoalander has posted pictures and wrote:
As you've probably noticed, only the back wheel is spokeless. This was done for several reasons: Manufacturing the rear wheel/rim was very expensive, so we only had one machined to see if it would work. We knew that if we could get it working for the rear wheel, it would definitely work for the front. But in the end, we ran out of time (class was only one semester long).

The Kitten

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Gregory deGouveia has bulit a bike with awesome car wheels!
Said Degouveia, "The Kitten took me about a week for the frame and wheels. The headlights and brakes took about another week. The Kitten was built because the wheels were free. It's excessive and inefficient — it's sort of the anti-bike."

Rest your foot here...

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Simply for holding onto while you wait for the light to change. It's located on a little Copenhagen traffic island where cyclists wait the light. A high railing to grasp with your hand and a foot railing for putting your foot up. The foot rest reads: "Hi, cyclist! Rest your foot here... and thank you for cycling in the city." Cool, a good idea!
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Camper Bike by Kevin Cyr

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The Camper Bike by artist Kevin Cyr.
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The Copenhagen Wheel

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MIT researchers will debut the Copenhagen Wheel - a revolutionary new bicycle wheel that not only boosts power, but can keep track of friends, fitness, smog and traffic. The Wheel can store energy every time the rider puts on the brakes, and then give that power back to provide a boost when riding uphill or to add a burst of speed in traffic. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion, and road conditions in real-time.
SENSE and SUSTAINABILITY
Controlled through your smart phone, the Copenhagen Wheel becomes a natural extension of your everyday life. You can use your phone to unlock and lock your bike, change gears and select how much the motor assists you. As you cycle, the wheels sensing unit is also capturing your effort level and information about your surroundings, including road conditions, carbon monoxide, NOx, noise, ambient temperature and relative humidity. Access this data through your phone or the web and use it to plan healthier bike routes, to achieve your exercise goals or to meet up with friends on the go. You can also share your data with friends, or with your city - anonymously if you wish thereby contributing to a fine-grained database of environmental information from which we can all benefit.

The Tandem Unicycle Project

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The Tandem Unicycle is built for two people to ride it. Not a whole lot of build info, it looks really hard to ride?

Pivot Sleeve Shirt is designed for cyclist

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The Outlier Pivot Sleeve Shirt($120) is made for the cyclist who goes to work by cycle.
"The basic challenge was straightforward, when you lean forward on a bike a buttondown shirt stresses. It pulls uncomfortably taut across the shoulders. The sleeves pull up exposing your wrists to the cold, and the tails pull out of your pants, leaving you either untucked or with a blooming blouse of a shirt. Our solution is the patent-pending Pivot Sleeve, a completely reconstructed buttondown that retains the traditional look and feel of a dress shirt while working equally well both on and off the a bicycle."
Price: $120   |   BUY

JanSport 1989 Bike Swinger

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The JanSport 1989 Bike Swinger($58) is a petite duffel bag that attaches to the front of most bicycles then easily comes off for carrying.  The bag is made of nylon and leather.
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The $10,000 Vanilla Trike

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The Vanilla Trike was custom built by bike maker Sacha White for his daughter, which costs him around $10,000. This luxury trike features the finest components with a Brooks leather saddle, cro-moly frame, headset from Campagnolo, front hub and rear wheels from Phil Wood and front end forks fashioned from stainless steel. If you are rich guy and ..., you can order one from Vanilla Bicycles.
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Price: $10,000   |   BUY

Artikcar by Ben Wilson

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Ben Wilson's ArtikCar inspired by wooden toy car. 
"ARTIKCAR is inspired by a child’s wooden toy car. The Pedal Powered vehicle is made from steel tubing, it steers by leaning and uses an innovative technology to illuminate the car. If you’re near by please come and see the parades: Illuminated Art Car Parade, Manchester City Centre, Thursday 26th November, cars on display from 3pm, parade from 6.30pm (Cathedral Gardens). "
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Super-Minimal City Bike by jruiter + studio

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It is the jruiter + studio's latest bike design, a minimal City Bike, it was aim to live / worke in an inner city environment with minimal space.
We re-thought everything two-wheeled, with simplicity in mind," says Joey Ruiter of jruiter + studio, a Michigan-based design firm. "This is as stripped as you can get."
Ruiter's referring to their as-yet-unnammed inner city bike prototype, conceived of as a Spartan two-wheeler designed specifically for short-range urban travel and manufactured with the absolute bare minimum amount of materials.
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Danny Macaskill Volkswagen Commercial

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Danny Macaskill rides for Volkswagen in the city of Lisbon.

Protective Case for transporting your bicycle on an airplane

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If you want to carry your bicycle to your travel city? The AeroTech Evolution's bicycle case and designed to protect your dismantled bicycle in the cargo hold of an airplane with its vacuum-formed ABS shell, and combined with velcro straps and strategically-placed foam tubing.
"AEROTECH EVOLUTION is made in ABS, a little softer kind of plastics can better absorb the energy of a fall; it may get dented, but it remains intact and can usually be repaired.
Bike Wheels are fixed with quick clamping devices in containers recognizable from outside - thatí»s practical. Fixing belts protect the frame, from sliding. The running holding is regular and smooth. Light, with a very good crash test result. It can contain wheels of frame height until 64 "
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Skybike

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The skybike is a custom made bicycle that you ride upside-down. This unusual position of riding creates the illusion that you are riding on the sky.

Dosun J-1 Safety Pedal, Pedal-Powered Lights

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Dosun J-1 Safety Pedal($40)'s light powerd by micro generators in the pedal, the pedals can keep 90 seconds constant flashing after 30 seconds' pedaling (1 second, 1 revolution). It has eight LED lights per pedal, embedded in the corners in each pedal, front and back, but because they are all red you might have legal trouble in some countries where the forward facing light should be white. And they are rain proof, even workable on the heavy rains. A good idea!
Price: $40   |   BUY