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  • bsmith2012

    Hey there, Michael!

    Great post - thank you for sharing. One more bike to add to your collection (designed by my boyfriend) I think you'll enjoy this one:

  • Andynamita Madrigal Bortoni

    My favorite the ice-skating bike, if it snowed where I live it would be great to have one and although it doesn't snow where I live I want to have one!!,

    • mesafarmer

      This information is a treasure. I never knew this bike existed. But apparently neither did the misdirectionists at TU Delft that built a non gyro bike. A ski bike is another example.

  • Feel Good

    There's nothing as incredible as a bicycle - regardless of how fancy or not a design it is. That something so minimal can let us do so much and go so far is incredible. Our nerdy but trusty tandem allowed us to cycle from London to Sydney, an incredible 18 months of fantastic travel at the best pace there can be - bike pace. Great article, and amazing collection Michael.

  • Bill Stefanacci

    Bicycles address many major issues facing the modern world today. Pollution, oil wars, congestion, diabetes and heart disease, obesity, congestion and parking, carbon foot print; all of these major problems are met head on by the humble bicycle and I really don't know why everyone isn't using them. And they're so much FUN! Do yourself a favor and ride to work, ride to your friends house or just ride for fun.

  • Ann

    I just last night found my great-grandfather Justin Gilbert's 1897 patent for a bicycle frame made entirely from wood, complete with instructions & drawings. He says: "using wood to ... cheapen the construction, increase the speed and rigidity, and avoid difficulties which are met with in making such frames of metal of very light weight. To these ends my invention consists in novel features of construction ... whereby wood may be employed ... and whereby parts may be joined together in a durable yet easy manner. "

  • Daniela

    I did not even know an ice-skating bike existed, nor did I have any idea the military used bikes for their soldiers. One new thing I learned today. Michael, what I love the most about commuting in bikes, is you are able to actually interact with other commuters. Like in Amsterdam. Unlike a car, where all we do is drive in metal boxes, neglecting the strangers that pass us by every day.