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Weekend Roundup 20090322: Bike Accessories

Posted by @teeheehee on March 22nd, 2009

As usual when I’m behind on posts I have a build-up of links to interesting things. Here are some bike accessories….

While not particularly cheap these wooden handlebars are very stylish.
Wooden handlebars
Wooden handlebars

Via Makezine.

No longer available for sale (but maybe it can come back due to popular demand?) is a video gamer’s delight: a 1-Up mushroom bike helmet cover on Etsy.
1-Up helmet cover

Via BoingBoing.

The Contrail puts a thin layer of chalk on the rear wheel, leaving chalk trails on the pavement as one travels.
Contrail chalk line maker

Via Makezine.

Here is a series dealing with boomboxes on bikes.
Boombox bike

Via Treehugger.

Someone has created a device that increases the chances that a traffic stop sensor will detect a bike and switch the lights from red to green.
Bike traffic sensor device

Via Gizmodo.

Here’s an idea for a laser-projected bike lane which may have some application issues, like jittering, but brings about an interesting way of raising awareness.
Light lane

Via BoingBoing, Engadget, Dustbowl.

Want to outfit a car horns on your bike? I have to figure this gets old really quickly, and can be as much of a hazard and nuisance as a safety feature.

Via Makezine.

Hopefully this is easy to recreate, I love the idea: a sharrow sweater.
Sharrow sweater

Via Craftzine.

In the expensive components department we have an article about electronic shifters.
Electronic shifters

Via Gizmodo.

Lastly, in the Fail department: a dog tether. Seriously? This has “bad idea” written all over it.
Dog tether

Via Gizmodo.

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