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Written by Katie on July 22, 2015. Permalink
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Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on July 22, 2015. Permalink
Written by Katie on July 15, 2015. Permalink
Who wants a super small electric bike? I do, I do*! Feast your eyes upon the world’s lightest and most compact electric bicycle. Just start pedaling and the electricity will kick in to provide power assistance. Fold it up and stash it under your desk or table, ideally after you arrive at your destination somewhat pristine- or at least with an un-sweaty shirt- thanks to the electrical assistance.
Purchase Information:Price: £515.00
Written by Katie on June 15, 2015. Permalink
Please don’t attach your bike to a rock. You could, though, judging by Clug’s main hero shot, shown above, which gives you an idea of its function and strength. I actually purchased two Clugs when it was a Kickstarter campaign, and now our two bikes are stored orderly in our entry way, and not looking like two drunken hobos crashed crazily against the wall.
The Clug Clip all but disappears once installed, as it’s small and you can choose colors to fit your interior (or bike’s) color scheme. It hugs your bike’s tire, keeping it snug against the wall in either a vertical or horizontal position. There’s three different sizes to fit road, hybrid, and mountain bikes, and installation is easy- it’ll take just a few minutes.
Purchase Information:Price: $20.00
Written by Katie on June 3, 2015. Permalink
Hey, did you know that bicycle helmets protect your brain and could save your life? Just checking, because it seems like an awful lot of people think they exist only to decrease their cool factor. Case in point, last Friday I witnessed hundreds of cyclists in Houston on a night ride and maybe 30% were wearing helmets, which might be a generous estimate. A night ride in a busy city, what could go wrong? (Stepping off soapbox now.)
Purchase Information:Price: $75.00
Written by Katie on February 12, 2015. Permalink
Scoot around town with ease in this Amish Scooter. This version is a scooter-bicycle hybrid and it combines the best of both worlds. A powder-coated steel frame and fenders will stand up to all sorts of bumps and bruises while 16-inch wheels will get you to your destination almost as quickly as a regular bike. There’ll be little to no balance or knee strain issues, yet it’s large enough to tote around a bag of groceries. Plus, it won’t look like you stole a kid’s scooter, which is important for your reputation. A Pennsylvania-based Amish family has been manufacturing these for three generations; they invented the scooter as an alternative to a bicycle, which their church does not allow.
Written by Katie on February 2, 2015. Permalink
What, you need another bicycle storage solution? The Endo from Cycloc might check off all the right boxes: it’s a vertical hanging solution that fits a wide variety of bicycles while protecting walls from both front and back tires. It’s definitely more utilitarian in design than some of the others you’ve seen, yet its low profile when not in use will keep a space from looking too cluttered. An extra bonus: the hollow hinge allows for bicycle lock storage.
Purchase Information:Price: $70.00
Written by Katie on November 6, 2014. Permalink
So smart! This bicycle saddle seat transforms into a solid one meter bicycle lock. Huh? Yep, you read that right. The frame under the seat unfolds to provide you with a secure locking system- no extraneous lock or chain needed. The less we need to carry with us on our bikes the better, and integrating a lock into a seat is a brilliant idea, as we’ll never be without it.
Purchase Information:Price: $85.00
Written by Katie on September 29, 2014. Permalink
What are you looking at? Reflectors. Why should you care? Because it’s the end of September, and, in North America, that means it’s getting darker earlier in the evening, and you’re hard to see when you’re out running, biking, or walking your dog. These reflectors from Bookman are sort of special because they clip on with a magnet. Add one or two on in a snap- to your jacket, to your dog’s leash, to your bike, you name it. That makes it super easy to remain visible to other people (and those people in vehicles) when you’re out and about no matter what you’re wearing.
Purchase Information:Price: $9.00
Written by Katie on March 27, 2014. Permalink
Bike lights just keep getting better, and who knows, maybe that’ll tempt more people to get out of their cars and onto their bicycles. This Double O Bike Light is hassle free: it utilizes neodymium-grade magnets to make it easy to attach and remove. Polycarbonate mounts hold the light in place while you ride, and simply snap the lights off the mounts when you’ve reached your destination.
Plus, the ‘O’ shape allows you to thread the lights on your bike lock for storage- no need to carry them with you. And you know how some bike lights are almost too bright? The Double O uses less bright LEDs but more of them to make sure the emitted light is bright enough but won’t blind drivers, pedestrians, and other cyclists.
Purchase Information:Price: £50.00
Written by Katie on January 22, 2014. Permalink
Neat! These magnetic bike lights are easy to attach and remove from any bike. The set includes one red and one white, and they both switch on with a click and will remain in place no matter what speed bumps or potholes you hit. Select a steady beam, or a slow or fast flashing light. They’re small enough to stuff in a pocket for minimum fussiness once you’re done with your ride.
Purchase Information:Price: €25.00
Written by Katie on October 21, 2013. Permalink
If you ride a bike at night, chances are you have appropriate cycling lights (if you don’t, you’re an idiot). And, considering you’re reading this right now on our website, you probably care about well-designed items, so why not upgrade to this set from Sparse? Sleek, uncomplicated, and fixed, so there’s no hassle with taking lights on and off depending on the time of day. Don’t you worry about longevity either; they’re constructed from cast metal and sealed with a silicone gasket so they’ll last for a very long time.
Purchase Information:Price: $139.95
Written by Katie on August 1, 2013. Permalink
Does your bike still not have a proper storage place at home or at work? You’re probably getting tired of stumbling into it every time you come in the front door (or leaving it lonely and awkward in a weird place at the office) and you need a better solution. Here’s yet another bike hook to consider and it’s very no-nonsense, as it is made from one long steel plate and one simple hook. The Bivi Bike Hook attaches to the wall or to the end of a Bivi bench (which makes it perfect for the workplace).
Purchase Information:Price: $135.00
Written by Katie on June 13, 2013. Permalink
If you ride a bike, you need a fender, and if you need a fender, you probably will like the Musguard, a removable, rollable, polypropylene bicycle fender. Simple as can be, the Musguard is lightweight (35 grams) and easily attached: unroll, fold the seam, and tighten the Velcro strap. Remove it whenever you want by undoing the strap and rolling up for storage (see what I mean by easy?). Now on Kickstarter; see video below for demonstration.
Purchase Information:Price: $20.00
Written by Katie on May 24, 2013. Permalink
Is this a minimal bike hook? Yes, indeed, and I’m holding my hand up for a long distance high five here (air-five, as some might say). These bike hooks by Sandra Thomsen are just about as simple as you can get. Do note that they’re intended for lighter sports bikes. You’ll want to triple check that the wall is suitable and that you install the anchors correctly, otherwise you might just have a scuffed up bike and two holes in the wall, and that’s no fun at all.
Purchase Information:Price: $119.00
Written by Katie on April 19, 2013. Permalink
Bamboo! Bicycles! Add the two together and you get something that makes sense. Bamboo has a honey comb structure that naturally dampens those bumps along a street, meaning you’ll have a smooth and comfortable ride. More importantly, bamboo is a renewable resource, quite strong, and considerably light compared to other steel frames. To learn more, visit Bamboo bee’s website or their Kickstarter page.
Purchase Information:Price: $600.00 - 1,000.00