The Mandy Fender is a flat pack, customizable fender that can fit any bike

August 17, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on The Mandy Fender is a flat pack, customizable fender that can fit any bike

As technology improves and advances with time, improvements in cycling have given cyclists a safer and more comfortable ride. However, while areas such as suspension and braking have seen breakthrough technologies and advancements, one fundamental area has been neglected: fenders. Enter  Bamboobee’s Mandy Fender. The Mandy Fender has a patent pending memory film that not only scales down unnecessary space for packing and shipping, but it also reduces the carbon footprint needed to store and transport the fenders. The ground-up build-it-yourself design can fit any bike and has the unique feature of being able to easily transfer between different bikes. It also eliminates a significant waste of resources in terms of manufacturing the many types of fenders to suit the different design of many bikes. Inefficiency has brought a high amount of waste to the industry, and Bamboobee mitigates that problem while looking good doing it. Click here to view the embedded video. + Bamboobee The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

Here is the original post:
The Mandy Fender is a flat pack, customizable fender that can fit any bike

KP Cykler’s beautiful hanger is bicycle storage that is meant to be seen

August 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Green, Recycle

Comments Off on KP Cykler’s beautiful hanger is bicycle storage that is meant to be seen

Danish cycling brand KP Cykler is raising funds on Kickstarter for a beautiful bicycle hanger made out of wood, steel and recycled cork. Bike storage can be a tricky problem: most storage solutions are not aesthetically appealing and beg to be tucked away in some dark garage corner.  But KP Cykler team believes a special bicycle deserve a special place in our homes, which is the ultimate purpose of The Bike Hanger, because it is meant to be seen. Each hanger is handmade in Europe. The wooden back-plate and metal structure between the wall and bicycle stem is made by one of the founder’s family members. All assembly work is done by the two partners – Kaspar Peek and Gediminas Maslauskas. The handlebars and stem is supplied by a Taiwanese company, and recycled wine corks are used to add to the authentic look of the handmade Bike Hanger. The Bike Hanger is available now through Kickstarter for approximate 79€ or $87. Shipping is expected to start as early as October. + KP Cyckler Bike Hanger

Read more from the original source:
KP Cykler’s beautiful hanger is bicycle storage that is meant to be seen

HueRay! helps protect bikers from the side with rechargeable grip lights

May 29, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on HueRay! helps protect bikers from the side with rechargeable grip lights

Today, HueRay! is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the pilot run of its flagship product, revolutionary light emitting bicycle grips. HueRay! aims to deliver safety, comfort and style to the growing number of urban cyclists. Conventional bike lights illuminate the road ahead or make cyclist noticeable from the rear, but ignore making riders noticeable from the sides. HueRay! grips make cyclists more noticeable in traffic by emitting bright lateral lights, for added rider noticeability. HueRay! sets a benchmark with its ability to provide both safety and comfort benefits, while echoing the fun of cycling with customizable, rechargeable, colorful light hues. + HueRay! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commute , bicycle safety , bike commute , bike lighting , bike lights , bike safety , HueRay , kickstarter , reader submission , rechargeable bike lights , rechargeable lights

Here is the original post:
HueRay! helps protect bikers from the side with rechargeable grip lights

Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

April 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

Halfbike is a totally new kind of personal vehicle, built with the goal of awakening your natural instinct to move. The basic core of Halfbike is built on a bicycle design with a wheel connected to a crankset, but that’s where the familiar design ends. With a movement somewhere between walking and riding, the Halfbike becomes a natural extension of the body and allows you to control the vehicle with your entire body, honing your balance and reflexes as you move. It’s perfect for any kind of transportation, from commuting to recreation, and it is available now on Kickstarter . + Halfbike +Halfbike on Kickstarter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commute , bicycle transport , fitness , green bicycles , green commute , green transportation , Halfbike , Halfbike Kickstarter , Halfbike transportation , personal fitness , personal transportation , Urban Bicycle

Original post:
Halfbike is a totally new way to get around that feels like walking and riding a bike at the same time

OpenFarm’s community-created guides help you learn to grow anything

April 9, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on OpenFarm’s community-created guides help you learn to grow anything

Backyard gardens and home-scale farms are popping up all over the world as people re-develop an interest in cultivating their own food, but gardening newbies can get a bit lost at times. While the ideal situation would be to learn alongside a seasoned gardener, most folks turn to the web for helpful tips and tricks. OpenFarm is a new open-source platform in which people can create guides to help others with their food-growing attempts, and can learn new info that others have shared. The site just launched after a successful Kickstarter campaign , and is in need of all kinds of growing guides, so if you have expertise with growing  vegetables , herbs, flowers, or even f ruit or nut trees , consider creating an account and creating some how-tos for others to benefit from! You’ll be teaching countless people how to grow their own food , empowering them from where you’re sitting right now. + OpenFarm The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: backyard farm , backyard farming , community gardening , food empowerment , food gardening , food security , Gardening , gardening guide , gardening info , open farm , open-source farming guide , open-source gardening guide , Openfarm , sharing information , urban farm , Urban Farming , urban gardening

Original post: 
OpenFarm’s community-created guides help you learn to grow anything

KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent

March 24, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent

Danish cycling brand KP Cykler is raising funds on Kickstarter for their clever new bike. In addition to beautiful aesthetics, their bicycles have incorporated the latest smartphone technologies to make bicycle identification easier than ever with built-in chips that can help return stolen bikes to their rightful owner. Read the rest of KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle commute , bicycling , bike commute , bike riding , bike theft , biking , identifying bikes , preventing bike theft , reader submission , riding bicycles

Read more from the original source:
KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent

Vandalism and Graffiti Hit the Good Bike Project

August 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Vandalism and Graffiti Hit the Good Bike Project

Photo: tvfp Just this week we wrote about a lovely Toronto initiative: the Good Bike Project . An artist started a mass movement to paint and spruce up old bicycles and park them around town. However, vandalism and graffiti have taken their course already. The spray-painted, neon bikes which were meant to be spontaneous street art have been bashed in, taken apart and stolen. The

See the original post here:
Vandalism and Graffiti Hit the Good Bike Project

Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

August 15, 2011 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

With bike sharing and committed bike lanes on the rise, it seems like biking would be the no-brainer option for an eco-friendly commute, and yet some critics ponder if biking is actually better than taking the bus or a cab. But fear not, bike riders of the world. The evidence is in at Slate.com , and it is convincing: biking is the greenest way to get to work. Read the rest of Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , carbon footprint , commute

Continued here:
Just How Green Is Your Bicycle Commute?

Bad Behavior has blocked 1352 access attempts in the last 7 days.