The world’s first 3-D printed bike goes SNAP…

These are coming, they must be, there will be some freaky time ahead when you buy a plan from Pinarello or whoever and then print your bike in your office. But, judging by this amusing video, not quite yet. Here some students from Carleton University do a first time ever! test-ride of their plastic bike, … Continue reading The world’s first 3-D printed bike goes SNAP…

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: the bicycle in war

Third installment of my weekly column over on PezCycling News, this one is about the use of the trusty old bicycle during wartime, from pre-1900 to just last year, when a bike was loaded with explosives and lots of sharp nasty things and used to kill 45 people at a market in Kandahar. Yeah. Nice … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: the bicycle in war

Come! Bike Day in Taiwan: the mad, the wet, and the beautiful

still no one quite knows why there is a ! in the title of Come! Bike Day, but nonetheless it is fun to say - go on, try it. the first ever event of its kind to be held in Taiwan, it brought together roadies. MTB guys, trick bike dudes and a whole bunch of … Continue reading Come! Bike Day in Taiwan: the mad, the wet, and the beautiful

Xenton Prio Road Bike Review, by Farsell Burst

Tired of reading fawning, sycophantic bike reviews that seem to have been written more in fear of losing advertising revenue than anything else? Fear not! Mr. Burst tells it like it IS... The Xention Prio, by Farsell Burst First of all let me say that this is THE GREATEST road racing bike of all time. … Continue reading Xenton Prio Road Bike Review, by Farsell Burst

a quick word or 50 on descending

by crankpunk this may seem a bit patronising to many but judging by how many riders i see wobbling through corners, braking on the apex, changing their lines on the way in and not pedaling when at the front with others behind when on the straights thus forcing others to brake unnecessarily,  it might be … Continue reading a quick word or 50 on descending

the wonderful Mr Graeme Obree

'this is the embodiment of everything i am - no rules, no regulations... this is a form of artistic expression... the remit is to go and enthuse people to go and have a go at something... don't sit about, cos you're going to die... i am inspired by the fact that we are dying...' that's … Continue reading the wonderful Mr Graeme Obree

Sucker Punch

Dante was way off. 7 Circles of Hell? not even close. i went through at least 11 personally these past few days... anyway, finally i am outside the Taiwan Cultural & Economic Office of Industrial & Weapons Grade Evil with my newly stamped, ink still fresh passport in my hand, all visa'd up and i'm … Continue reading Sucker Punch