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Weekend Roundup 20081123

Posted by @teeheehee on November 23rd, 2008

Yes, yes, it has been a while! Well, here is a massive roundup from the last couple of months to make up for it.

We’ll start off with a video of a robot that can ride a bike.
Via BoingBoing.

A Wired article on growing a bamboo bike frame.
Via Digg.

Bamboo grown bike frame

A shopping cart bike. Hey, why not?
Via Gizmodo.

Shopping cart bike

Here’s a really handy bike part identification guide, courtesy of my local shop: Bicycle Bill’s. (More images after the link.)

Road bike parts identification

A clever bicycle bell camera mount modification.
Via BoingBoing.

Bike bell camera mount mod

An idea for a bike generator that harnesses power from bumps on the road.
Via Digg, via TreeHugger.

Bike generator using road bouncing

The election is over, but this was a really cool Obama persistence-of-vision spoke mod.
Via Make Zine.

Obama POV spoke mod

I guess you’d have to pedal backwards to go forward on this double-bike.
Via Gizmodo.

Double bike

An Instructible on converting army surplus bags into panniers.
Via Make Zine.

Bike army bag panniers

Future trend: bikes without chains.
Via Make Zine.

Trek without a chain

And finally, a San Diego Tribune report on California colleges that pay students to bike.
Via TreeHugger.

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