If you still have a calendar from 2002 knocking around at home, you’ll probably already have noticed that its days and dates match up exactly with those of the coming year. Which of course means you won’t need to waste money on a new calendar for 2013.
Bike company Scott have released the short film above to coincide with the completion of their H9C project.
They became involved this year with autodidact Danny Schneider, founder and chief of Hard Nine Choppers on their mission to put a few stylish, custom twists to an e-bike. The Scott H9C is the fruit of their joint labors.
A new Kickstarter project - “The Flashy” – a lightning-powered recumbent e-bike, with built in crash bars.
As we have noted on these pages before, with the help of Web 2.0 it’s never been easier to get in on the Venture Capitalism game. This holds equally for those who seek investors as much as those seeking to invest.
Online Crowdfunding is based around the entirely reasonable proposition that it’s easier to get ten thousand people to give you a pound each than one person shouldering the entire sum.
The Brooks Works at Smethwick is well known as a popular port of call with people whose passions revolve around the human powered and two wheeled. Barely a week passes without some writer or photographer or documentary film maker rolling by to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of this icon of British manufacturing and design.
And so it was that Ben Wilson took one of his classes up to see us in Birmingham last year.
There is little that focuses the attention of a viewer to a screen quite so much as the sight of people attempting to cycle their bikes with unstudded tires across an ice rink. We were reminded of this fact again recently when the organizers of the Bicycle Film Festival got in touch with their autumn schedule of short films.
Which all proceed thematically from the notion of two human powered wheels.
It was very much a case of Aesthetics cordially sitting down at the table with Aerodynamics, when Brooks Works Manager Steven Green was coaxed south to the capital from Birmingham recently for a speaking engagement.
Earlier this month, the Design Museum London put on its inaugural installment of Bike v Design, a show exploring Bicycles and… their Design.