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PumpTire keeps inflated all by itself

PumpTire keeps inflated all by itself

Both of my kids have bikes that they ride regularly. The problem is if either of them goes a day or so without riding the bikes the tires are flat. For some reason the bike pump is a very elusive item at my house so getting tires filled up is a pain for me. A new design concept is up to get funding on Kickstarter looking to bring new tires for bikes to market called the PumpTire. These tires will never need to be pumped according to the designers.

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Garmin Vector and Edge 200 target cyclists rich and poor [Video]

Garmin Vector and Edge 200 target cyclists rich and poor [Video]

Garmin has launched a pair of new tracking gadgets targeted at cyclists, with the Edge 200 Cycling GPS offering to track your progress on a budget, while the Garmin Vector promises to be the lightest direct measurement power meter on the market. The Edge 200 demands no separate sensors but can still count calories burned, speed, distance and time along with location, and comes wrapped up in a weatherproof housing. However, pro-cyclists will probably get a lot more fun out of the Vector, which measures deflection in the pedal spindle to figure out total power, left and right leg power, and cadence.

 

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INgSOC Hybrid bike has no chain, looks painful

INgSOC Hybrid bike has no chain, looks painful

If Bumblebee was ever in a pinch and needed to turn into a bicycle to hide from the Decipticons, the INgSOC is the bike he would turn into. This thing looks like it might cut your rear end off if you sit on it. The bike uses no chain and has three modes of operation. The bike has battery-power mode, battery assist mode, and battery charge mode.

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Epitaph bike looks like Orville and Wilbur made it

Epitaph bike looks like Orville and Wilbur made it

The last crazy looking bike I talked about was that wooden bike made out of black walnut wood. It was a work of art as much as a method of transport. Another new bike has turned up that looks very old school. It looks like something that the Wright brothers might have torn the wheels off to make their first airplane. The bike is called the Epitaph Cruiser.

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Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Hoverbike Brings Return of the Jedi to Life

Chris Malloy of Australia has developed a hoverbike that looks strikingly familiar. This is the first generation prototype that has some definite similarities to the science fiction floating cycles seen in the Lucas film. It is not currently in production, but Chris hopes to bring them to market in about a year. The bike is classified as an ultralite, so there is currently no need of a pilot’s license to operate one.

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YikeBike now comes in cheaper alloy version

YikeBike now comes in cheaper alloy version

In many large cities, a number of people choose to ride bikes rather than drive or take public transportation. There are many reasons for this from not having to sit next to weirdo riders to exercise. For the people that need a little help on their ride to keep from getting too tired there are a number of bikes on the market that are electric to give a little boost for longer rides. Late last year we talked about one of those new electric bikes called the YikeBike.

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Cufflinks look like a bike sprocket and pedal

Cufflinks look like a bike sprocket and pedal

Cufflinks aren't something I really have a use for. As dressed up as I get is khakis and a shirt with three buttons and a collar. I certainly don’t dress up enough to need cufflinks. If you are the cufflink wearing sort, there are a number of geek offerings on the market that will let you look all fancy, but still shout to anyone that looks closely that you are a geek. One of the geekier sets that we have talked about were those USB flash drive cufflinks this time last year.

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