This is the Aperture Science Portal themed fixie for sale on Craigslist in San Jose, CA. And by Portal themed I mean it’s black with an Aperture Science sticker and orange and blue rims. Plus BONUS My Little Pony stickers! Those are probably worth the $ 300 themselves.
I’m selling a nice dicent fixie 300 obo just got the rims a week ago but I don’t even ride bikes so I don’t need it anymore every thing works fine and looks good I paid over 450 for every thing on text me at (408)359-8177 text only I can take off the stickers if wanted will trade for wii u
Wait, so you paid over $ 450 for everything but don’t even ride bikes? You might want to reevaluate your buying habits. Also, “will trade for wii u”?! AHAHHAHAHHAHHA. Just learn how to ride the bike bro.
Hit the jump for a closeup of the BONUS My Little Pony stickers.Related Posts:
Fixie riders are a special breed, to be sure, and very excitable. But what would happen if you took away their gear-less chain systems and just slapped some pedals on their rear wheels? Blam. Heads exploding all throughout Williamsburg is what. The Bicymple aims to accomplish this by creating one of the oddest new bike styles I’ve seen in years.
The front and rear wheels are surprisingly close together on this odd bike and there is no chain. In fact, the pedals are attached to the rear wheel and you sort of sit over that wheel, making this more a two-wheeled unicycle than a real fixie. Creator Josh Bechtel writes:More than just a stylish concept bike, the bicymple is comfortable, easy to ride, and brilliantly simple to maintain. The lightweight design and short wheelbase make for a nimble ride. The optional rear-steer mode is reminiscent of custom “swing bikes” and allows tighter turns and “crab-riding”.
There is no pricing or availability although I suspect we’ll hear something very soon as interest builds. I’d be totally willing to ride around on one of these if it meant never having to align derailleurs or mess with a greasy chain in the middle of a big bike race.Related Posts:
It’s rare to see the creation of a product from idea to implementation but Blink Steady, a unique, multi-sensor bike light, allowed us to do just that. Created by Benjamin Cohen, Stuart Heys, and Mark Sibenac, the Blink Steady launched in April on Kickstarter and shipped last month.
The Blink Steady factory is in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, in a huge repurposed knitting factory that is home to a few dozen apparel manufacturers. The workshop is full of tools, stamps, cutters, and parts that Heys uses to build robots for his other clients. He and Ben got together to create their first commercial product and were pleasantly surprised by the reaction.
The light itself is dead simple: you mount it on your bike and it starts blinking when it’s dark and you’re in motion. It stops when you stop for a length of time. To change the notification style from blinking lights to a steady red beam you simply flip the light over to display the appropriate part of the laser etched logo – “Blink” to blink, “Steady” to stay on.
Heys and Cohen took us through the workshop and showed us how they made each piece by hand using locally sourced materials and labor. They truly made something from nothing and we’re proud that they were able to take part in TC Makers.
Note: Special thanks goes out to Josh Zelman, our stalwart producer and cameraman, for whom this is the last episode he’ll record as he’s leaving us on Friday. Let us know if you need a crack video guy because he won’t be on the market for long. You can find him on LinkedIn.Related Posts:
As we head towards the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, we’re closely watching both candidates to see what they’re doing for the environment. The Obama administration scored a major win for fuel-efficient cars this week by finalizing new standards that will increase the fuel economy of cars to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg by 2025. But what about the cars that are currently on the road? This week we test drove a 2013 Ford Focus Electric through the streets of San Francisco (we admit, we did get a bit of range anxiety). And in one of the most interesting automotive stories from the past week, the world’s first 3D-printed car — the Areion EV– reached a top speed of 141 kph.
Inhabitat is always on the lookout for new and interesting innovations, but some of the things that flashed across our screens this week truly defy the rules of physics. Take, for example, the story of 51-year-old Chinese man Sun Jifa, who lost both of his arms in an explosion and built his own bionic hands out of scrap metal. Building functional prosthetic limbs is one thing, but doing it without the aid of fingers? That’s downright mind-blowing. We were also pretty excited to hear that a California-based tech company has developed a working hover bike that travels up to 30 mph. It isn’t quite ready for a high-speed chase in the forest a la Star Wars, but it still looks pretty cool. And in another amazing development, a team of Harvard researchers has figured out a way to store 70 billion books in a space the size of your thumbnail.
This is a video of a guy riding off on an ultra-tiny bicycle. It’s small. Like, even smaller than the bicycle a Cabbage Patch Doll would ride. No word where the mini-bike came from, but I suspect brobro was the victim of a deceptive advertising scam. Hey, we’ve all been there. *eying toy Ferrari* That f***er looked real in the pictures.
Hit the jump for the video.
This is a currently unnamed Aerofex dual rotor-powered hoverbike. Personally, I suggest they call it the Boner-bike, but that’s just me and there’s no way you could zoom around on that thing without one. OR A HELMET. Safety first, folks. I’m joking — it’s your head, I don’t care what you do with it.
[The bike] originates from a design abandoned in the 1960s because of stability and rollover problems. Aerofex, a California-based firm, fixed the stability issue by creating a mechanical system — controlled by two control bars at knee-level — that allows the vehicle to respond to a human pilot’s leaning movements and natural sense of balance.
But Aerofex does not plan to immediately develop and sell a manned version. Instead, the aerospace firm sees the aerial vehicle as a test platform for new unmanned drones — heavy-lift robotic workhorses that could use the same hover technology to work in agricultural fields, or swiftly deliver supplies to search-and-rescue teams in rough terrain.
Aerofex has currently limited human flight testing to a height of 15 feet and speeds of about 30 mph, but more out of caution rather than because of any technological limits. Older versions of the hover vehicles could fly about as fast as helicopters, De Roche said.
Hey Aerofex — you looking for a pilot willing to go higher than 15-feet and faster than 30 mph? I’M YOUR BROBRO. I’ll take that thing up to a mile and open the throttle till I hit a bird at 200 MPH and it blows a hole through my chest. No regrets. Well, not about that anyways. TONS of other regrets.
Hit the jump for a couple more shots and a video demonstration.
People die trying to look cool. Vanity is the sad reason why people don’t wear bike helmets. So two Swedish women set out to invent “the invisible bicycle helmet”, They’ve succeeded, and the end product isn’t a made of clear plexiglass and there’s no lightbending-stealth technology. In fact it’s not really a helmet at all.
Hövding is a rapidly-inflating airbag that deploys from a collar around your neck when you’re in an accident. Here’s how it works, and a video demonstrating this amazing, but still expensive, invention.
The invisible bicycle helmet uses rechargeable battery-powered accelerometers and gyroscopes that detect the typical motions involved in a bike crash. They trigger a tiny gas inflator which instantly fills a nylon airbag with helium. The bag forms a hood around your head that cushions the impact of the street, a car, or anything else you slam into.
The product and company named Hövding began as the industrial design master’s thesis of two students, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstinat, at Sweden’s Lund University. After five years of research and $ 10 million in funding, they’re now selling the invisible bike helmet. It’s not cheap, though.
But considering the potential hospital bills, and you know, the risk of death, it might be a good investment for fashion-forward bikers. Really you should just be confident and realize that wearing areal bike helmet doesn’t make you uncool. But if that’s too much to ask, at least consider a Hövding.Related Posts:
WHy ride like the rest of humanity when you can turn your bike into a robo-shifting supermachine? This Instructable by programmer and maker Nabil Tewolde shows us how to create a push-button-controlled electronic derailleur system with parts you can pick up at your local electronics shop.
The key to the system is a mini servo from HiTec as well as a small Arduino board. Two buttons control the shifting up and down. It’s a bit complex but it’s a wild hack that could keep you busy for a few days if not weeks.
Why would you want to do this? As Tewolde writes: “Adding electronics to anything is always cool!”Related Posts:
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