Tag Archives: materials

The Cactus Tongue bike storage

I came across the rather nice Cactus Tongue bike storage solution at Spin London and had the privilege of chatting to the developers Jon Taylor and David Morgan.  What you see here is the stainless steel version with protective leather … Continue reading

Posted in materials | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Bamboo bicycle frame – tempting!

I could be so tempted with one of these bamboo bicycle frames. First off, this strikes me as being a realistic and viable material for a bike frame and one that challenges convention. Straight away I like the idea of challenging … Continue reading

Posted in materials | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Brooks Limited Edition Swallow

I came across the interesting, timeless and curious Brooks Swallow saddle, produced as a limited edition.  In the case of the photograph below, this is one of the 2007 models where just 999 were made. Alternative colours have also been … Continue reading

Posted in buying guides | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tale of the stolen bamboo bike

I have blogged before about alternative bicycle frame materials, including bamboo.  No surprise then this recent story caught my eye.  Here’s Hugh Allman, a cyclist in East London who had made his unique frame himself and was understandably distressed when … Continue reading

Posted in materials | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Cardboard bike

A bicycle made from cardboard?  How green, how cool, wacky and well, cardboard – is it possible?  Read on….. Israeli inventor Izhar Gafni rides his cardboard bicycle in Moshav Ahituv in central Israel. The bicycle, made almost entirely of cardboard, … Continue reading

Posted in materials, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 3 Comments