Monday, 2 September 2013

Future cycles

I just have to share these last few photos of bikes which were displayed as an adjunct to the Cyclepedia exhibition in Portland.  At a time when so much coverage and publicity is about speed and competitions ( the Olympics, the Tour de France ) it is great to see that people are considering the future for ordinary cyclists.  Of course these are bespoke, high-end models, but they display real inventiveness and practical solutions, that may in time well feed into the mass market. 

There are three models

The Faraday Porteur electric bike

Then a new Urban transport bike from Portland-based Ahearne Cycles

And finally a wonderful Touring Bike, also from Ahearne.   Note the brass bell, leather-wrapped 'D' lock, again the hip flask, and the beautiful leather and brass saddle.   Such class.

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