bikes

No bicycle lane? Create your own with LightLane

No bicycle lane? Create your own with LightLane

I really do envy all of those people out there brave enough to ride in the bicycle lanes that close to traffic.  All it would take is one distracted driver to clip you and end your cycling days. Sometimes having a red blinker and other various lights just doesn’t seem to catch their eye.

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Schwinn announces new Pedal Assisted Bikes

Schwinn announces new Pedal Assisted Bikes

Schwinn has announced a new Pedal Assisted Bike that, as the name applies, assists the user with pedaling. This in turn takes half of the effort that you would normally put into pedaling a bike up a hill. ShashGear had a few moments to test drive these bikes and now I feel I must have one.

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Yamaha Japan about to roll out more electric bikes

Yamaha Japan about to roll out more electric bikes

The past few months have really seen a lot of new ways to help the world go green if only to save money at the pumps. One way that people are making the attempt is by walking or riding a bike to work. Not all of us are in the best shape to ride a bike to work, especially if you live in a place with several hills such as San Francisco.

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The Electric Bike Train

The Electric Bike Train

Gas prices are a common subject that makes pretty much everyone grumble. Which means odd little alternatives to dealing with the gas prices are always popping up and here is yet another one.

iHome2GO iH85 iPhone speakers

iHome2GO iH85 iPhone speakers

With the multitude of deaths caused by people listening to their iPods instead of paying attention it’s about some safer alternatives came about. The iHome2GO iH85B acts a stereo system for your bike so you have your music and not so much of a risk for death.

MIT’s folding electric RoboScooter ideal for Smart Cities

MIT’s folding electric RoboScooter ideal for Smart Cities

If you liked the portable aspect of the A-Bike but are too posh to push, then MIT's RoboScooter might be the folding bike for you.  Developed by William J. Mitchell and his students as part of the Smart Cities project, the compact bike has two electric motors, one in each wheel, as well as clever integrated suspension, and when collapsed is no larger than a wheeled suitcase.

 

Cervellum Bike Digital Rearview Mirror

Cervellum Bike Digital Rearview Mirror

There aren’t many things a bike needs. Handle bars and wheels of course, maybe some beads or cards for the spokes if you want to bring back your childhood, possibly even a water bottle holder for those long rids. I camera/rearview mirror to show you what’s behind you, though, I don’t think is necessary.

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Rumor: Yamaha BOBBY

Rumor: Yamaha BOBBY

I only put the rumor tag because it sounds kind of hoaky, I’ll give you the info, and let you do your own research, or determine based on what I give you, whether you think it’s real or not. So, we have all seen folding electric bikes, well maybe not all of us, but a good number of you have probably at least heard of the things.

This is no different, the handle bars fold down, the back wheel folds up, all is good right? Till you get to the part in the imaginary instruction booklet where it tells you that you need your FeliCa enabled phone to start it.

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