Social/Historical

Urban Bicycle Culture – From Bicycles vs Cars to LEVs

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

“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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Speed-Geared Bicycle Rejected Before Its Time

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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