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Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles

One-Armed Rider

The headline tells the whole story:
"German police apologise for fining one-armed cyclist for riding his bike with only one arm."

Technically he was fined for having only one handbrake, even though he had modified the bicycle, per legal requirements, to also have a foot-operated brake.
Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 03, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles

The Cyclocable

The cyclocable is a Norwegian invention designed to help bicyclists get up hills. It operates on the same principle as a ski lift. They've got one in Trondheim that's been working flawlessly since the early 1990s.

The inventors are now trying to sell the idea to hilly American cities like Pittsburgh. But there are two reasons why a sale is unlikely. First, precisely because Pittsburgh is hilly not many people there bicycle. Thus, there's not a lot of interest from the community. Second, it's America. So, liability issues.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Apr 09, 2014 | Comments (10)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles

Wham-O Wheelie Bar



What a cheat!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 11, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, 1960's

One of These Ads Is Not Like the Others

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I think Dad would rather look at the last ad in this sequence.

All taken from the same 1951 issue of BOYS LIFE.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jan 09, 2014 | Comments (5)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Magazines, Advertising, Sex Symbols, 1950's

California Drag Chute

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Broken limbs, entangled drive chains and potential strangulation guaranteed!

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Nov 19, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Death, 1970's

Flying Bike



More info here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 14, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Flight, Inventions, Europe

Trotify your Bicyle


Even Gilligan didn't think of this use for a coconut!
Posted By: patty | Date: Sun Nov 25, 2012 | Comments (9)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles

Shweeb







Why am I thinking of the opening credits of Futurama?

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Nov 24, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Technology, New Zealand

The Bar Sinister

Yale University researcher Marsha Guess recommends that female cyclists should raise their handlebars above the level of the seat in order to avoid genital numbness. She concluded this after examining 48 female cyclists, using a biothesiometer to measure how sensitive their genitals were to vibrations after riding with the handlebars at different heights. Her study, "The Bar Sinister: Does handlebar level damage the pelvic floor in female cyclists?" is published in a recent issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. More info here.

Incidentally, Dr. Guess has carved out a niche for herself as a specialist in the relationship between bicycling and female sexual health. Some of her previous publications include, "Women's Bike Seats: A Pressing Matter for Competitive Female Cyclists" and "Genital Sensation and Sexual Function in Women Bicyclists and Runners: Are Your Feet Safer than Your Seat?"
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Aug 12, 2012 | Comments (4)
Category: Bicycles and Other Human-powered Vehicles, Health, Genitals
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