Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 1/3/13

DIY Bicycle Barometer Advises Whether to Ride Your Bike or Take Public Transit
Life Hacker – 2/2/13
If you’re a fairweather bicycle commuter you might wish to know what the conditions will be like outside before you determine if you’ll ride or take the subway, car, or bus. Maker weblog Optimise for the Common Case creator Richard J. Pope didn’t wanted an easy way to make this decision so he built a “bicycle barometer” a Nanode-powered device that takes in data from weather sites and The London Underground and controls a dial that tells him whether to bicycle or ride public transit.

School yourself on two wheels: learn bicycle mechanics at BICAS
Arizona Daily Wildcat – 2/1/13
If you find yourself in a bit of a slump this semester, get yourself in gear at BICAS, an underground haven for self-powered movement. It’s green, it’s affordable and it’s certainly radical. The Tucson non-profit collective Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage is not a bike shop. It is an organization that provides the community with the knowledge, resources and space to fix a bicycle and set yourself in motion.

American Consumers Ignore Bicycle Shops
Bike Europe – 1/31/13
The core bike shop customers made fewer purchases from the IBDs in the US in 2012 compared to 2000. These bike shop consumers spent 13% points less over the last twelve-years.

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