bicycle culture

Urban Bicycle Culture – From Bicycles vs Cars to LEVs

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Many cyclists would like to see the end to the rule of the car in the modern city. They wish to see a transportation culture built around bicycles instead. Mikael Colville-Andersen is one who argues forcefully for this, the key theme being that cities need to be built around people and social needs. He spoke […]

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Freestyle bikes & BMX Bike Culture 40 Years On

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“Moto-crosso, mo-to-croooos-ooooo” chants the Zulerhead freestyle dreamer as guns his wannabe BMX over the drop sometime in late 1974. Nothing like keeping it simple and hanging on a fixed-gear edge. Zulerhead, known to his parents as “Andrew”, was pissed that all he had was this racing-frame “street”-bike hybrid. Lucky him. Some of us had much […]

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Recycle a Bicycle Because Bike Parts Will Save Humanity

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We can walk along a path that leads to the extinction of humanity OR We can walk along a path the leads to the evolution of humanity. I really don’t like these either/or setups, myself especially arty ones. You’re the goose waddling into the dreamland the artist set up for you. But you can’t help […]

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Premium Rush – Fixed Gear, Steel Frame, No Brakes

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“Brakes are Death” says Wilee, the main dude in this frenetic portrait of a NYC bike courier being pursed by a mad-as-a-hatter cliched corrupt NYPD cop who wants to wrest a wee slip of paper, destined for a drop-off across town, from him. It’s the sort of line you might expect from The Duke in, […]

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