bicycle history

The Green Machine is Not the Most Efficient Thing in the Universe … But So What!

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You’ve probably heard the saying “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. It applies to anything “free” actually, not just lunches. Even if you don’t pay for something yourself, there is still a price to be paid by someone, or a whole bunch of people, somewhere behind the scenes. Out of sight, out of […]

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Speed-Geared Bicycle Rejected Before Its Time

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Technological development basically goes in one direction, following time from the past to the present. You can’t prove the existence of a Higgs Boson, for example, without having an idea it might exist in the first place, before you go looking for it. And on this note some suggest that Peter Sagan is, in fact, […]

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Wheel Hub Manufacturing Workshop – Cold Forge, CNC and Bicycle Components Factory Culture

Bicycle component manufacturing is where the journey to the creation of a complete bicycle begins. A brand may assemble the units that end up rolling down the highways and byways. But the heart and soul of a bicycle is forged in workshops dotted over the landscape, from Tainan in the south to Taipei in the […]

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Funky Eurobike Flashback

Odd connections: with some big mountain bike action happening in Austria this weekend, and having just booked my hotel for Eurobike 2010 (well it’s still 4 months away but the time flies and i just realized its time to book the hotel otherwise I’ll be on a park bench or maybe in a corner of […]

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14th IBDC 2010 – Tribune

I’m going to continue something I started on my Facebook page last week during the Taipei  Bike Show (Taipei Cycle 2010). I began featuring a selection of the scale models of designs sumitted by the finalists in this year’s International Bicycle Design Competion (IBDC). I previously talked about, and provided a number of shots of, the Velo […]

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