Posts tagged "bikes"

All The Bicycle-Related Knowledge I Have, In Q&A Form

It was 70 degrees out yesterday in Chicago. Seventy, people! That means, of course, that I’ve been riding my bike for the last few weeks, because really, once you hit about 35 it’s pretty safe to bike.
That being said, I know so many people who are afraid either to use their bicycle as their…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Be My Boyfriend: Guy Who Built An Adult-Sized Big Wheel Bike

Dear Guy Who Built an Adult-Sized Big Wheel Bike,
I’m a kid at heart. You’re obviously a kid at heart, too. Let’s go ride (big wheel) bikes together.
Sincerely,
Julie
[Neatorama]
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Julie Gerstein / August 10, 2013

Bike Thief Returns Stolen Bike With Apology Note And Domino’s Coupon

After experiencing a secondhand anxiety attack for the grad student who had their laptop (and 5-year thesis) stolen yesterday, this story is giving me hope. A Reddit user’s bike was stolen, and then returned three nights later with an apologetic note attached, as well as a coupon for a free lava cake at Domino’s (score!).

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 25, 2013

Indonesian City Bans Slutty Ladies From “Straddling” Male Bicyclists

Women in the Indonesian city of Lhokseumawe must now ride side-saddle on bikes and motorcycles, because “straddling” a male bicyclist from behind as he peddles in front is now verboten.

Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2013

Start Saving Up, Hipsters: This Bike Costs $70,000

Classic Schwinn not doing it for you anymore? Yearning for a ride that will really get you noticed? How about this one-of-a-kind beech wood bike? Inspired by a famous 19th century chair designed by Michael Thonet (side note: who are the people who are keeping track of famous chairs? Should I know about famous chairs?),…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 10, 2012

Mom Trades In SUV For Family Bike; Makes The Rest Of Us Look Incredibly Lazy

This is Emily Finch, a mother of six who traded in her gas-guzzling Suburban for a thigh-burning family bike. Apparently a full load of kids, gear, and groceries can weigh up to 550 pounds, but Finch keeps pedaling away in her cute wedge sandals, making sure to “rotate kids into pumping position to keep them…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 11, 2012

15 Celebs Couples Biking Together

The couple that bikes together, stays together? Perhaps not with 100 percent assurance, but most of these 15 celebs couples prove that going for a spin outside may just help your relationship go the distance!

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2011

Shopping Guide: Cool Bike Accessories For The Leisurely Cycling Enthusiast

Guys, I am so excited. I have a new second best friend! (My dog Lucca is the first.) Her name is Scout and she’s red, used and super fast. I’m talking about my new bike, by the way. Considering she is my new best friend, I am still in the obsession stage of our relationship.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 6, 2011

Booze Peddler

Spring has sprung! Time to start riding our bikes everywhere — to work, to do errands, and to rooftop parties where the wine shall flow freely. The wine! Oh crap, we’re supposed to bring a bottle — perhaps a lovely Malbec or Pinot Grigio. Transporting the booze is no problem with oopsmark’s leather wine holster…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2011

Get Your Kid The Pony She’s Been Begging For

Raise your hand if you wanted a pony when you were a kid. All hands raised? Good. Behold the horse bike — $220 for the next best thing to a real, live mini-pony? That’s a deal. It’s sad that they only make them in kid sizes because I WANT ONE! [Boing Boing]…

Ami Angelowicz / November 18, 2010

Velibataire: The French Dating Site For Bike Fans

Nothing cuter than a cute girl or boy on a bike, right? A new French dating website works off this principle. Called Velibataire, it’s a play on the French word for single (célibataire) and the name of the Paris public bike system (Vélib’). Because so many Parisians use these park-and-ride bikes to get around the…

Leonora Epstein / June 30, 2010

Quickies: Ride Your Bike With A Naughty Crocheted Seat & Appreciate Your Flaws

Riding your bike is a fun summer exercise especially when you do it in style with a crocheted vagina bike seat cozy. [TrèsSugar]
Not even Christina Ricci can make an under-boob work. […

Carli Alexa Blau / June 2, 2010

Attention Bike Nerds: Fuji And Obey’s Limited Edition Ride Is Out

The following will interest you if you: a) are into bikes; and b) are into Obama. Japanese bicycle producer Fuji has teamed up with OBEY, a sticker campaign and clothing line steered by urban artist Shepard Fairey, the dude who did that Obama “HOPE” poster. The fixed gear bike is one seriously designed ride with…

Leonora Epstein / January 6, 2010

Urban Outfitters Lets You Build Your Own Bike

Just when we thought Urban Outfitters had completed their retail domination scheme upon entering into housewares and hobby supplies, they proved us wrong by opening an online bike shop. And, oh, what an unusual bike shop it is!

They only offer one frame shape (a standard sort of deal that isn’t too friendly to…

Lily Q / July 28, 2009

Crave: Gijs Bakker Windrider Bicycle Clips

Ride like the wind and look cool doing it with these ancient Greek-inspired bicycle clips. We’re completely obsessed with bikes (or chariots, whatever) these days, and wouldn’t even consider wearing those dorky garters for your pants until we saw this swifty pair designed by Gijs Bakker. An Amsterdammer who clearly knows a thing or two…

Leonora Epstein / June 9, 2009

The Daily Squeeze: Gap’s Bike, Barack’s Hair, “Twilight” Tickets, And The First Wedding Ring

Gap is selling cute argyle bikes for the holidays, and we want one. [Racked]
Barack Obama’s barber says the President-elect has not gotten any grayer over the course of the last couple years. Even if it has, he still looks debonair. [Us Magazine]…

Catherine Strawn / November 18, 2008

Co-Ed Naked Bike Riding (Not Just A T-Shirt Slogan)

Just a few days ago the U.K. hosted its third World Naked Bike Ride, an event to protest dependency on cars and draw awareness to the plight of riders sharing the road. The parade of barely costumed characters looks like Burning Man on wheels. With the attendance doubling to 500, there were two times the…

Simcha / June 11, 2008

Hooray For Bikes!

If you have a car or live in a city where scary drivers abound, you might not ride a bike around town much, but the next time you put your feet on a set of pedals, give the bike a pat and say “thank you.” Bikes had a big part in changing women’s lives, allowing…

Catherine Strawn / May 15, 2008