With the convenience of being able to use it as a shopping cart when you reach your destination, the Burley Travoy is for the urban cyclist a useful alternative to the conventional axel hitch trailer. Fully collapsable and made of a lightweight aluminum frame the Travoy hitches to the seat post of any bike, and carries up to 60 pounds on it’s two large wheels. Great idea.
Burley Travoy Bike Trailer. Via Uncrate.
Love these photos. FREITAG has at all their flagship stores five Gorilla fixed gear bikes, TSG helmets and FREITAG Bags for you to borrow so you can tour the city in style. I think IKEA has a similar program which includes a trailer for your goods.
Coming just in time for when I am hoping the iPad will be available locally, the FREITAG F23 iPad Sleeve is scheduled to be launched in August.
Equipped with Brooks accessories and extra fat tires, the ‘Vintage’ from Dutch brand Sparta has wonderful nostalgic look. Perfect for short ride in Amsterdam or other bike friendly locales.
Note Design Studio of Sweden has designed a unique Stockholm line for the stylish Italian bicycle manufacture Abici with colors derived from four different iconic buildings in Stockholm. Launched initially in Sweden these beautiful retro styled bikes should inspire people to ride again. Fashionable and practical mobility.
The Hermès Leica M7, made with silver chrome and exquisite leather finishes applied by Hermès, is a limited edition release of only 200 units. The body and the carrying strap of the camera are made in Swift calfskin, a drummed leather with extreme suppleness. For the connoisseurs of extraordinary quality and style this release is available in “étoupe” and “orange” varieties. The only downside might be finding film worthy of a camera of this capability.
Hermès Leica M7
Classic bikes by Electra.
Core77 has a gallery of photos from Septembers Eurobike Show 2009, one of the world’s leading tradeshows for the bike business. E-bikes seemed to be the hottest product segment at the show, followed by biking fashion and the more geeky bike parts and accessories.
The fashion show featured summer collections by brands such as X-Bionic, GORE Bike Wear, Inverse, Craft, Vaude, Scott, Parentini, Ziener, Löffler, Pearl Izumi, and Shimano.
Biking has become as much mainstream fashion activity as a lifestyle choice.
Eurobike Show 2009
This striking three wheeler features a Brooks leather saddle, cro-moly frame, headset from Campagnolo, front hub and rear wheels from Phil Wood and front end forks fashioned from stainless steel. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Beautiful sleek lines and great use of materials, the frame is composed of French Oak wood (though perhaps not as practical as bamboo), are part of what helps to create an amazingly stylish set of wheels. I think I was struck as much about the philosophy behind this limited edition bike and I was by the result. The designer Reinier Korsatnje writes:
In the modern society, the way you travel became more important in peoples lives. The choice of your vehicle reflects your image, culture and lifestyle. The car you drive, the bike you ride, if you take the subway and walk, it all has to do with who you are.
It’s an obvious but pretty important statement for driving the development of a new bike such as this. Great work.
Mr. Stripes has teamed up with Japanese bicycle saddle specialist, Kashimax, on a limited edition saddle with his signature pattern. Only 20 will be available making this an exclusive addition to your designer fixie.
A new netbook ideally suited for those living and working within an urban network topology that supports always on connections. If your mobile lifestyle means computing in your kitchen and then moving to your living room than this may be of interest to you.
Litl is an innovative new web computer, or webbook, that marries the communication functions of a laptop and TV. Small, portable, and equally at home on a kitchen countertop or a living-room coffee table, the webbook is designed for families with multiple users who like to keep in touch and socialize. Litl is always connected to the web (with access to Wi-Fi) and flips upright like an easel for TV-like viewing of photos and video. It has no hard drive, files or applications of its own, but instead runs on the “cloud,” using web-based applications like webmail, Google, Flickr and Facebook.
What interests me most is the UI which is more akin to appliance, iPhone, or WebOS — forget Windows 7, this is the kind of interfaces devices like this should have or the kind that companies should be at least exploring. The interface work was done with the assistance of Pentagram.
Unfortunately the Litl at $700 feels overpriced.
Focale 44 is a relatively new fixie bike brand from French BMX company – Superstar & St Martin. I couldn’t much in the way of distribution information or a mention in their 2010 catalogue but Viacomit reports that this range of will features two complete bikes, frame/fork kits and selected parts. The Two models, the Prince and Relax when released cost 735 € and 699 € respectively. I love the smooth clean lines.
Great concept. Interesting play on the analogue and digital ways in which we capture our ideas. High quality materials and construction. Taipei based Urban Prefer is exhibiting at the Taiwan Design EXPO in Taichung.
Ideal bikes are an oem bike manufacturer with their headquarters located in Taichung, Taiwan. They have some nice designs in their catalogue including the fixed gear bike above and the trioBike below. I’m trying to see if I can have a brief ride while I visit the Taiwan Design expo tomorrow, an event which they are a major sponsor.
I get a large amount of email from oem suppliers in China but few of them have product as fun as this.
Going uphill you can climb unrestricted, with hands and senses free, then swoosh back down to valley level either standing or kneeling according to the terrain!
The Bergmönch backpack bike combines a number of my passions in a single product; great design, bags and cycling all in one. The bike is designed to be light and compact for carrying up hills for long distances. When you reach the top you unfold the bike, get on, and using the downward momentum of the hill you are quickly propelled to the bottom. It would be a great way to hit the ski slopes in summer. The backpack itself has room for a helmut and food for when you reach the top. The bike has no pedals or seat making other uses impractical for most but it’s an interesting design nonetheless.
Designed by Japanese artist Naoto Fukasawa, the rounded and smooth edges of the Samsung Go work with the textured and rubberized surface to help create a stand-out design that easily makes this one of the better looking netbooks on the market. Available in 4 colours the Go features much of what you would expect including a 10.1-inch LED-backlit 1024 x 600 screen, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 160 GB hard drive, 1 GB of RAM, Intel graphics, Wi-Fi, a 1.3-megapixel integrated webcam and an integrated memory card reader. The 9 hour battery life should allow you to work during most flights. And to think I used to lug around a heavy laptop when I was traveling – what a nice change.