The Hoopy is a bicycle you can build yourself out of recycled parts and wood

September 12, 2016 by  
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If you’re looking for an affordable, lightweight wooden bike that will get attention wherever you ride, the Hoopy might be just what you’re looking for. A lightweight design that can be adapted for adults of almost any height, the Hoopy features a light plywood frame that can be used to store tools, spare tires, or groceries! The flexible frame can even be adapted easily to store a motor in the case of an electric bike. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOp58Ur-VOQ&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=WoodenWidget Now, you can’t simply walk into your local bike shop and pick up a Hoopy. Instead, you can buy a set of detailed instructions that walk you through the process of building your own, from finding the wood to assembling the frame. The entire process can be completed in just two days – the pieces are cut with a drill and a jigsaw, then assembled with a strong but light epoxy glue. All told, the finished frame weighs only 3 kilos (6.6 lbs). The completed bicycle ends up weighing in the 12-14 kilo (26-30 lb) range. The finished bike can be built to accommodate riders from 1.5 meters (5’2”) to 1.9 meters (6’4”), and can hold up to 200 kilos (440 lbs). Each bike can be further personalized during the design process, with instructions on how to create cut-outs of various shapes. And, of course, the wooden construction allows for a variety of paint or varnish finishes. Related: Beautiful birch AERO Bike is a testing ground for architectural techniques Most of the bike can actually be created using parts from salvaged bicycles , further cutting the cost of the build. Depending on the parts you choose to purchase, it’s possible to build a basic Hoopy for as little as £250 ($331). The plans for the Hoopy itself sell for a mere £30.  Wooden Widget , the company that sells the Hoopy plan, will even plant five trees on your behalf with any order. + Hoopy

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Life-saving Classon bike helmet has built-in cameras and turn signals

July 25, 2016 by  
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The helmet has a number of safety features that aim to make cyclists aware of their environment without taking away the enjoyment of the ride. Cameras in the front and back of the helmet constantly scan the rider’s immediate environment. This info is immediately interpreted by an algorithm and communicated to the cyclist, letting them know when a vehicle is approaching in their blind spot. Related: Jeff Woolf’s Folding Bike Helmet Could Revolutionize Cycling Safety Intuitive turn signals in the front and back are activated by arm movement and blink to let surrounding vehicles know of their intentions to turn. Additionally resourceful is an adjustable light in the helmet that automatically turns on when reducing speed. The helmet’s Kickstarter campaign, which recently ended, exceeded the company’s goal by over 400 percent, demonstrating that bicyclists need and want safer, smarter gear. + Brooklyness

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Ultralight Nemus Cajalun Bike is Made From Hollow Wooden Tubes

August 12, 2014 by  
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German bike manufacturer LignoTube Technologies designed their ultralight Nemus Cajalun bike by combining layers of veneer, real wood and alumnium. Thanks to its veneer composite pipes (called LignoTUBEs), the bike weighs less than 20 pounds, but retains plenty of durability and strength. The Nemus won the 2014 Red Dot Award for product design in the Outdoor, Leisure, Sports and Fun category. Read the rest of Ultralight Nemus Cajalun Bike is Made From Hollow Wooden Tubes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike design , German bike design , green transportation , LignoTube Technologies , nemus Cajalun bike , red dot award , Red Dot Award bike , ultralight bike , wood bike , wood tubes bike

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Empire Cycles Unveils the World’s First Ultralight 3D-Printed Titanium Bike

February 6, 2014 by  
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Bike manufacturer Empire Cycles just unveiled the world’s first 3D-printed titanium bike that can be “trashed downhill but allows a rider to sprint uphill without excess weight”. The super light MX-6 bicycle isn’t the first bike made using 3D printing technology, but it’s the only one to have an entirely 3D-printed frame. It was built in collaboration with UK-based engineering company Renishaw and boasts some amazing features that promise the ultimate biking experience. Read the rest of Empire Cycles Unveils the World’s First Ultralight 3D-Printed Titanium Bike Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed bike , 3D printers , 3D printing , 3d Technology , bike design , bike frame design , Empire Cycles , green transportation , lightweight bikes , MX-6 bike , MX-6 titanium bike , Renishaw , titanium bikes , UK bike        

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Crazy 177 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

November 19, 2013 by  
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Earlier this year French cyclist Francois Gissy embarked on a mind-boggling thrill ride by strapping a hydrogen peroxide rocket to his bike and setting a speed record of 163 mph. Gissy recently broke his own record with the same bike by reaching a peak speed of 177.13 mph in just 6.7 seconds! Read the rest of Crazy 177 MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 177 mph bike , bicycle concept vehicle , bike design , crazy hydrogen rocket bike , Exotic Thermo Engineering , Francois Gissy rocket-powered bike , green transportation , green vehicles , hublot , hydrogen peroxide fuel , hydrogen peroxide rocket fuel , land-speed record , rocket-powered bike , speed records        

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Electrolyte E-Bike Conceals its Electric Parts for a Clean, Traditional Design

July 12, 2013 by  
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Electric bikes continue to offer an attractive alternative to traditional human-powered bikes, but one of the big trade-offs is the bulky electric drivetrain that has to be bolted on. The electric motor and battery not only add weight, but also ruin the simple design of traditional bikes. German manufacturer Electrolyte offers a new take on the traditional setup that integrates the battery and electric motor into the fork assembly, essentially hiding it from view. Read the rest of Electrolyte E-Bike Conceals its Electric Parts for a Clean, Traditional Design Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bike design , e-bike , electric , electric bike , electric motor , electrolyte bikes , green bike design , green transportation , lithium ion battery        

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BSG Bikes’ Timeless WOOD.b Bikes Are Stylish, Safe and Durable

June 20, 2013 by  
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Most bike frames are made from steel, aluminum, or carbon fiber , but in recent years custom bike makers have started using a new material for a more stylish ride: wood . It might seem like a throwback, but wood frames are strong enough to meet safety and durability standards. And there’s another benefit of producing wood frames — they look great. French bike maker BSG Bikes , which was founded by Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos, is the latest company to combine wood frames with metal components, and the result is a timeless bike that makes you want to go pedaling around the French countryside. Read the rest of BSG Bikes’ Timeless WOOD.b Bikes Are Stylish, Safe and Durable Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bicycle design , bike companies , bike design , bikes , BSG Bikes , Claude Saos , custom bikes , eco-friendly bike frame , Thierry Boltz , wood bicycle , wood bike , wood bike frame , WOOD.b        

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163MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record

May 24, 2013 by  
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French cyclist François Gissy strapped a rocket to the frame of his bike and achieved a top speed of 263 kilometers per hour (163mph) in an epic thrill ride that took place at abandoned runway in the northeast of France. Pushing a simple mountain bike to the speed limits it has never seen before, the Frenchman broke the rocket-powered bike record of 242.6 kilometers per hour set in 2002. Read the rest of 163MPH Rocket-Powered Bike Sets New World Land Speed Record Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike design , bike speed , cycling , cycling records , François Gissy bike , François Gissy bike world record , green transportation , guinness book of world records , mountain bike design , rocket-powered bike , rocket-powered vehicle        

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Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims

May 3, 2013 by  
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A UK company called Jelly Products just unveiled the Loopwheel – a safe, beautiful bike wheel with a built-in suspension system that could revolutionize the compact bicycle industry. The Loopwheel is compatible with just about any small-frame bicycle and has already busted through its Kickstarter goal – so it may be headed to a bike shop near you very soon. Read the rest of Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , bike commuting , bike design , bikes , compact bikes , folding bikes , Loopwheels , tires , UK , wheels        

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May 3, 2013 by  
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A UK company called Jelly Products just unveiled the Loopwheel – a safe, beautiful bike wheel with a built-in suspension system that could revolutionize the compact bicycle industry. The Loopwheel is compatible with just about any small-frame bicycle and has already busted through its Kickstarter goal – so it may be headed to a bike shop near you very soon. Read the rest of Loopwheel Reinvents the Bike Wheel With a Suspension System Built Into the Rims Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , bike commuting , bike design , bikes , compact bikes , folding bikes , Loopwheels , tires , UK , wheels        

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