Are you telling you made a time machine out of a DeLorean Bike? No, just a stainless steel branded DeLoran bike I’d love to get one, if it weren’t $5,500. If I was going to shell out $5,500 for a bike, I’d get one a Specialized Tarmac SL4 Pro Ui2 Mid-Compact or maybe a Cervelo R3.
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Co-worker sent this over this morning — a technlogy project partnership between Toyota and Parlee. An up or down thought could translate into a gear up or downshift. Pretty cool concept.
This is a neat design concept — a vertical storage unit/bike rack that is attached to a building in an alleyway. While it’s a really cool concept, I’m not sure it’d ever be practical or affordable in a real world situation.
While this one wouldn’t pass UCI regulations, how cool is a 6 pound road bike. The cool thing is, the bikes talked about in this article don’t look like something from Mars, but rather functional commuter bikes. Pretty cool.
After Tony Kornheiser’s whole tirade about running cyclists off the road deal last week, Lance Armstrong appeared on Kornheiser’s radio show late last week. It’s nice to have such a well-spoken cycling advocate in Lance Armstrong.
So I was really happy and satisfied that I’ve been able to get a friend / co-worker into cycling here at work. He’s started utilizing a bike in downtown Raleigh as his primary means of transportation and is riding longer and faster as the days and weeks fly by. He started on a mountain bike, with big nubby tires Then, he moved up to a Giant hybrid bike, with smaller and smoother tires. Well I convinced him that a road bike made a lot of sense — flattening out those hills, and just being overall more efficient and lighter due to less weight and rolling resistance.
So I took him last week over to my favorite bike shop, to work with my friend and fellow racer. They set him up and measured him, picking a new 2010 Cannondale CAAD-9 with full Shimano 105. It also ended up being his first foray into clipless pedals and cycling-specific shoes. He got the instant gratification of getting his new aluminum-frame bike, but had to order the pedals and shoes. They said it’d be a week or so till they came in.
I was just in my local (andby far favorite) bike shop, The Bicycle Chain the other day picking up those new wheels. It seems with bike sales beating out car sales, the 2009 Specialized line is pretty much sold out across the board. Catalogs for the various bike companies start appearing in early July for the next year’s lineup.
It’s no secret of just how much of a fanboy I am when it comes to American bike manufacturer, Specialized. I was asking about 2010′s lineup — especially their TT bikes, as that line’s been pretty stagnant the past few years. I was told that anyone thinking of getting a Specialized TT bike should wait for 2010.
Yeah, that’s right. I burned almost 3400 calories just getting to work yesterday morning. In honor of it being bike to work week, I wanted to get at least one bike ride in, despite a pretty busy schedule and bad weather that necessitated having a car at work. Typically my bike commute is more of a hybrid commute, driving me and my bike to Crabtree Valley Mall, and then cycling in from there. But I’ve always wanted to give it a go commuting door-to-door.
In honor of bike to work week (and day tomorrow), here’s a News & Observer staff photographer’s frame stop video animation of his bike commute from his Raleigh home to downtown Raleigh.