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Great Video: Geekhouse Bikes

My friend Frank just sent me this link to a great video of a bicycle being made at Geekhouse Bikes. From the looks of their website, these guys build great custom bicycles. Keep up the great work guys.

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Military Bicycle – US Army Paratroopers and Marines

Montague Bicycle Company has been making folding bicycles for the US military since 1997. These bicycles are foldable and can be parachuted in with soldiers and marines. They are currently being tested for use by US Army Special Forces.

Check out their website for videos and photos.
Montague Military Bicycles Promo Video Page

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Hybrid Commuting (Shanghai China Maglev Train Video)

VideoplaymaglevI edited some video of the Shanghai Maglev Train from a recent business trip to China. We covered the 40 km distance from downtown Shanghai to the airport in 8 minutes. Top speed 430 kph (267 mph).

It’s not directly related to cargo bicycles, but more so with hybrid commuting (using a bicycle locally and a train between cities). Imagine if a high density region like the US West Coast corridor (Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, LA, and San Diego) were connected with a high speed rail line like this.

It would definitely make hybrid commuting a more viable and enjoyable option. Plus imagine all the fun bicycle tours that become a realistic option. The rail lines wouldn’t have to be magnetic.

But wouldn’t that be cool?

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Apax Leaning Tricycle

ApaxA start-up company called Apax Vehicle Dynamics is developing an interesting leaning tricycle. They’ve got some great video footage of their tricycle in action going down stairs, offroad, etc. The design has a lot of potential for other applications.

Hopefully as they develop their design, they’ll be able to improve the aesthetics, reduce weight, and simplify the design.

Keep up the great work!

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Shanghai Farmer’s Market Live Action Video

OrangefarmerI finally got around to editing my video from the Shanghai farmer’s market. This short video clip captures how the farmer’s use the bicycles as mobile storefronts and how they’ve modified the bikes with local materials for their own needs. I hope you enjoy the video. If you’d like to use it for non-commercial use feel free to send me an email.

Live action video of farmer’s bicycles in Shanghai China

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Shanghai Farmer’s Market Photos & Slideshow (Shanghai China)

FlowerfarmerJust finished a video slideshow of bicycle photos I took during a business trip to Shanghai. There was a Chinese farmer’s market near our hotel and it was cool seeing the bikes used as mobile storefronts. It was even cooler seeing local materials used to modify the bikes.

I got a chuckle trying to imagine how a farmer would MOD a high end carbon fiber road bike. heh heh…

I’ll post some live-action video footage when I finish editing it. For now, here are links to the slideshow and my photos on flickr.

Video slideshow (9.9 Mb streaming video file)

Still photos on my Flickr page

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