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Adventure Cycling Bikepacking Journal, Shop, Hire Tours

Pannier is an adventure cycling bikepacking resource for travelling cyclists: shop for kit, hire bike -camping kit from us, or join us on one of our …

Bikepacking

To Catch a Counterfeiter: The Sketchy World of Fake Bike Gear

Inside the disturbing parallel universe of counterfeit bicycle makers, the consumers who do business with them, and the bike industry’s relentless crusade to shut them down.<p>The in-house testing lab at the Morgan Hill, California, headquarters of Specialized Bicycle Components is a gleaming example …

Ultra Romance: This Man Left a Normal Life Behind to Find Adventure

Ain't nothing wrong with leading a stable, responsible, grown-up life—except, sometimes, the stable, responsible, and grown-up part<p>Let's start with the stag. It bursts from a deep and brambly creek bed and bounds across the crushed granite trail. This is one of my regular rides, along the Colorado …

7 Ways to Reuse Old Bike Tubes

What to do with an inner tube when it’s beyond patching

Bicycling's 50 Golden Rules

The cycling standards you need to know<p>Cyclists are innovators, constantly hunting for an edge. Over the last half-century, we've tried thousands of methods to become stronger, faster, and smarter on a bike—many of which have been discarded through the years.<p>These are the rules that have …

Paintings by Afarin Sajedi

Inspiring and Experimental Portrait Paintings.<p>Afarin Sajedi is an Iranian artist who creates outstanding portrait paintings of women, often in …

Art

Artist Transforms Obsolete Devices into Autonomous Drawing Machines

As part of her MA work at the Design Academy Eindhoven, artist and graphic designer Echo Yang created a fascinating series entitled <i>Autonomous Machines</i> that transforms analog devices into autonomous drawing machines. The objects, ranging from a tin chicken toy to a windup alarm clock to an old …

Edward Tufte

Surreal Atmospheric Photography by Martin Vlach | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying these conceptual photographs by Martin Vlach. The artist digitally merges his own photography with elements of nature to create …

The 2013 Cycle EXIF Top 10 | Cycle EXIF

We’ve seen some spectacular bikes appear on the pages of Cycle EXIF this year, with a variety ranging from finely tailored frames from the best builders in the business to eccentric assemblies from some very creative cyclists. As the year draws to a close, it’s a good chance to look back on the …

Top 10

Is This The Ugliest House In America?

What is even going on here.<p>Designers with delicate sensibilities, look away. This may be the most hideous McMansion in America. Built in 1956, this is “almost-famous pimp-turned-construction mini-magnate” Jerry A. Hostetler’s Indianapolis Hearst Castle. Minus the architectural prowess. Plus more …

Hearst Magazines

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Keirin

The tire that just keeps on truckin’

Last summer and fall I was having the mother of all issues with flat tires. I was flatting about once every 10 days. Seriously. ONCE every 10 days, …

Bishop Bikes Tommy's Road

In the study of martial arts, the title of <i>sensei</i> literally translates as ‘one who was born before’ but doesn’t necessarily refer to physical age. Tommy has been working with Chris Bishop for the past few years as a master’s apprentice and would probably refer to him as a <i>sensei</i>, so Chris built him …

Martial Arts

Amazing Two-Story Bike Strolls Through Los Angeles

More than just your average bicycle, Richie Trimble's self-built <i>STOOPID TALL</i> bike stands at 14.5 feet tall, making the rider's seat nearly two stories above the ground. It's no wonder why the bike turned heads last week as Trimble rode the towering two-wheeler through the streets of Los Angeles for …

Los Angeles

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Articles about amazing modern backyard office on Dwell.com - Dwell

PORTLAND – When Sheila discovered Modern-Shed, she knew it was exactly what she had been looking for.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most viral design and architecture shots of the week.<p>Joni Lay brings you a story about a kids’ playhouse that’s a lot like the …

Architecture

SOC13: ODI and Vans Team Up for Waffle Grip Lock Ons, hüdz get new life

Without even trying this grip on a bike, we’re assuming ODI is going to do very well with it. What mountain biker hasn’t had a pair of Vans in their …

Sam Pearce's Loopwheel: Tangential Suspension for Bikes

Six years ago, industrial designer Sam Pearce was sitting in an airport when "I saw a mother pushing her child in a buggy," he writes. "The front …