bicycle design

2011 Annual Innovative Products Competition Award – Taipei Cycle 2011

These products will likely all be on display in the one place at next month’s Taipei Cycle where I’m sure they will be the subject of intense interest. I’ll have some select photos posted here, although I’ll have plenty of shots of a whole variety of products and components in sets on my Flickr page […]

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15th International Bicycle Design Competition and Principles of Design

Well here we are at the end of 2010 with production in Taiwan’s bicycle component production in absolute overdrive for the 2011 model year. Holiday time is still some way off since everyone is racing to meet deadlines before Chinese New Year which will fall on Wednesday February 3. This marks the start of an […]

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One Very Short but Steep Climb and One 5.8 kg Road Bike (al 9005 Frame)

The annual Merida Cup is on this weekend and involves a 7.8 km dash to a hilltop finish. On Saturday I met up with some friends who were doing training for the event on the really steep part of the hill. This post is mainly about an awesome custom bike that one of them was […]

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Rev 2 Handlebar Set for Urban Riding – Component Design Innovation

Continuing a theme of some recent posts on bicycle design evolution — Innovation and Imagination and Improbable Outliers — today’s post concerns a patent pending handlebar design that came to my attention recently. As an extension of the general theme of those posts along with today’s, readers might also find this review of a recent book […]

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Bicycle Design Evolution – Irrelevant Designs and Wacky, Batty, Improbable Outliers

Mommus made a comment in relation to my most recent post. The post tossed up some ideas concerning connections between (scientific) knowledge and the real world (applications). I will use the comment as a way to try and take the issue further, or at least in a bit of a different direction. Although Alexander’s comment brings things […]

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Bicycle Innovation, Bicycle Design, the Laws of Physics and Imagination

My starting point for this post is James T.’s recent post on Saul Maret’s “pliable” bike, a concept extension of the folding bike design. The idea is that it can be folded into multiple positions, and still be wheeled around when collapsed. This is basically just an idea, although one which is very well developed. I […]

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