KP Cykler has created the ultimate bike for urban commuting

June 24, 2016 by  
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A human on a bicycle is still the most energy efficient way for a man to travel, even more efficient than a salmon in the sea or a condor in the sky. But this efficiency can be brought to a stop by as little as a piece of glass on the road. That’s why KP Cykler created the  Perfect Urban Bicycle on Kickstarter . Their bicycle battles punctures and maintenance while boasting vintage looks coupled with the top materials and an innovative gearing system. Based in Denmark, the cycling capital of the world, KP Cykler knows how frustrating it can be to get a puncture at a time when you cannot afford one. To avoid flat tires, they add a special layer of protection for the inner tubes in the form of puncture resistant tape as standard. Together with skinny racing tires, The Perfect Urban Bike is fast, and puncture free. To keep the bicycle looking clean, KP Cykler has used a Kick Shift hub on the bicycle. This technology was first used in 1960s and lets you shift between 2 gears by simply pedaling backwards or ‘kicking’ back on the pedals. Today the technology is making a comeback as advancements make the modern version durable and a delight to use. Not only does it look good, but because there are no shifters, nor cables, so is there no maintenance – no cables to rust inside the housing, no derailleurs to adjust. The bicycle also has a lugged steel frame, looking like something the famous Eddy Merckx would have ridden. Steel is arguably the longest lasting from the 3 modern frame materials (steel, aluminum, carbon fiber), and more flexible, absorbing bumps in the road and giving it a nice overall feel on the urban roads. Another well thought-of material in use is leather. Compared to synthetic materials, it progresses in time, fitting itself to the rider and only getting more comfortable with time. As KP Cykler uses the absolute cycling royalty – Brooks of England as their seat supplier, it might even rise in price after a few decades. If you are looking for the perfect urban bicycle for this summer then look no further. KP Cykler has really put together a beautiful Perfect Urban Bike – which will likely last you a lifetime. It is available on Kickstarter for a very reasonable $1045 , and they will even engrave your name on the bike. + + KP Cykler on Kickstarter

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Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

July 18, 2015 by  
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Architect and cycling enthusiast Sir Norman Foster just unveiled plans for the SkyCycle, a “cycle utopia” that soars up and above the congested streets of London. The three-story high bicycle highway is envisioned to cover 135 miles routed above the city’s existing rail lines. The sky-high scheme was created as a response to growing concerns over bicycle safety and the mounting physical constraints of adding on-the-ground segregated bike paths. Read the rest of Cyclist Utopia Unveiled in Norman Foster’s Elevated SkyCycle Highways

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Buy a Stylish Peace Bicycle and You’ll Also Donate a Bike to A Child in Need

March 3, 2014 by  
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In the United States cycling is often perceived as a leisure activity for kids or a highly competitive sport, but things are much different abroad. Everyone rides bikes in cities like Copenhagen and Amsterdam – and there’s nary a spandex singlet to be seen. Fortunately, innovative companies are working to bring cycling stateside in a big way – and newcomer Peace Bicycles just launched a Kickstarter campaign where you can purchase one of their beautiful Dutch-style cycles and they’ll donate a bike to someone in need. The company’s elegant bikes are comfortable, stylish, practical and affordable – and they come fully loaded with front and rear lights, fenders, a gold bell and more. Read on for a closer look. Buy a Peace Bike on Kickstarter and Donate a Bike to A Child in Need > Read the rest of Buy a Stylish Peace Bicycle and You’ll Also Donate a Bike to A Child in Need Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 7-speed bike , bicycle , bicycle kickstarter , bike , bogo , bogo bike , buy a bike give a bike , buy one give one , city bike , cycling , Dreamer bike , dutch bicycle , dutch bike , dutch city bike , green transportation , kickstarter , Peace Bicycles , Peace bike , step-through bike , urban cycling        

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The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts

May 7, 2013 by  
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Two Lisbon-based entrepreneurs have devised a way to build a new bike from discarded car parts – and they’re planning to ride it the same number of miles that the original vehicle drove to compensate for its air-polluting past. The initiative is called the Carma Project , and it was organized by Leo Burnett Lisbon and B-Bicycle Culture Magazine to raise awareness and provoke constructive debate about urban mobility and alternative modes of transportation . Read the rest of The Carma Project Makes a New Bike From Old Car Parts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: B-Bicycle Culture Magazine , bicycle design , bicycle sharing , bike out of car parts , CARMA bicycle , green bicycle design , green design , green transportation , Leo Burnett Lisbon , Rcicla Bicletas , recycled car parts , Recycled Materials , recycling , shared bicycles lisbon , urban cycling        

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Cheaper EV Charging System Can Charge Electric Cars 4 Times Faster

May 7, 2013 by  
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Charging time and cost are two of the biggest obstacles facing electric vehicle battery technology today. Fortunately, researchers at the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden just developed an integrated motor drive and battery charger that can shorten charging time from eight hours to two while reducing overall cost by $2,000. Read the rest of Cheaper EV Charging System Can Charge Electric Cars 4 Times Faster Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chalmers university of technology , cost , electric vehicle , ev , fossil fuel , integrated charger , saeid haghbin , Sweden , time , volvo ab        

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Funky Electric Cykno Bike Whizzes Around Milan for Design Week

April 8, 2013 by  
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Bagbike Has Clever Carrier For Urban Cycling

September 17, 2010 by  
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Designboom has been spoonfeeding out the short list in the Seoul Cycle Design Competition 2010 over the last few weeks. Some have been idiosyncratic and odd, but others, like this Bagbike from Francois Bernard, Sonja Breuninger and Marion Pinaffo makes a lot of sense…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Future of Cargo on Bikes (and the Present, Too!)

March 23, 2010 by  
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Travoy trailer with attachments on a bike – photo credit Burley @ flickr . For a long while now, bike manufacturers have as a general rule chased the sporty side of the bicycle market – mountain, road and racing bikers – and concentrated less on the “slower” urban cycling market. That’s because, according to product designer Mark Sanders , bicycles haven’t been considered a consumer product.

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EPA and DoE Tightening Up on Energy Star Testing

March 23, 2010 by  
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Photo via myuibe Americans are ready for a tightening up of Energy Star testing and so too, apparently, are the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. While an independent review found a 98% compliance, there are definitely cases where Energy Star-rated devices aren’t really meeting the standards .

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