When Kickstarter became popular shortly after its 2009 launch, I and many of you were amazed and thrilled with the awesomely creative crowd-funded bicycle projects available. Before long, however, we began to see funded projects that failed to deliver, and I cringe at some projects from folks with little to no obvious background in bicycles read more » Continue reading
If you haven’t seen the zillions of posts about the LIFT cargo bike Kickstarter yet, here’s the gist: for $725 (early bird pricing), you get the front end of a bakfiets style cargo bike that hooks to the front of your existing bike in about a minute. Compare against $3,000 and up for low-end box read more » Continue reading
This is so crazy I’m surprised to see it on Kickstarter: Yannick Read has rigged up a ceremonial blank cartridge to explode when his bike or motorcycle is moved. This gizmo can be yours for about US$71, plus shipping. Read calls this the “World’s Loudest Alarm” and, at 150 decibels, he’s probably right. The triggering read more » Continue reading
Look closely at this new seatpost clamp from Fortified Bicycle. Like other security clamps, the Payback clamp uses a keyed bolthead to help protect your saddle from theft, but there’s more. That extra bolt for the saddle clamp has a matching head to further secure the saddle itself from theft. Fortified launched a Kickstarter today read more » Continue reading
I gotta say, that’s one nice looking clipless pedal. The designer, Sam Hunter of Ogden, says he created this pedal with “Infinite Engagement Positions” because of the problem of engaging the cleats when the pedals aren’t aligned just right. The pedal appears to have a spiral mechanism; the cleat slides into that no matter the read more »
Kickstarter project. I like, but haven’t I seen something like this before?
After only a couple of weeks they’re over halfway to their $8000 goal.
Ghost Bike Film Project
Inexpensive friction shift lever for an… Continue reading
Sue Knaup founded One Street years ago to promote bike riding for all kinds of people around the world. She’s long been frustrated with the high cost that comes from the complexity of modern bike components, and has worked to source and popularize lower cost components that have the needed durability to survive the rugged read more »
NTS Works just went live with their Kickstarter campaign for the 2×4 electric cargo bike. The goal is $100,000. The first 100 bikes are deeply discounted on Kickstarter at $3,600. Other incentives for supporting NTS Works include a cargo bike parking sign (shown above) at the $50 level, and a desk sized scale model with read more »
- Neal Saiki’s electric cargo bike on CNN
- Volagi Viaje steel bike: Order now on Kickstarter
- Soma front cargo bike
Just launched on Kickstarter: Revolve Bike Discs.
More info at the Kickstarter page.
Volagi Viaje steel bike: Order now on Kickstarter
The stainless square from Clean Bottle
A mobile bike rental kiosk for Nashville
L.A. designer Brett Clouser created the Lunis Crescent Windshell. It’s sleek with an athletic fit, stylish black, and with 360 degrees of reflective transfer film heat pressed into the jacket. This jacket reminds me of a major bike brand’s reflective jackets, but these look reasonably sharp and without the hokey colors and meh design I’ve read more »