"Regions Bank "Lifegreen" bicycle used as one of the first promotional bikes for the AmSouth / Regions merger. Purchased at school fundraiser auction from bank donation. Unique item that will be part of history! Cleaning out and have to make room. Don't want to sell but need the space!"
What? Not only is it crazy to see cool bike on CL Tuscaloser, but a fixie mtb? I can't believe there are two of these here. There is also a purple fixie roadmaster mtb that I see on campus all the time.
Gravity bikes are super-aero bikes with no propulsion system other than gravity. These bikes are usually built to be very heavy and have the rider laying down. They range from lightly modified (read: no welds) bmx bikes to full-blown crazy expensive ones. I found out about them from this site.
Pictured above is something called a running machine. I guess they hadn't invented pedals yet. LOTS more cool-looking bikes on this photo-tour of a vintage bicycle museum. This is really worth checking out.
Ugh. I just puked a little. The bike is something I really love - a wacky tandem, but the family is something I really hate. I don't like families, helmets, sunglasses, hands-free phones, racing tights, or USA.
This site has many more awesomely-long tandems with obnoxious families on them.
This site has a pretty clever version of the swingbike that they call carving bikes. You can appearently rent these bikes from them for $10 an hour or $30 a day. Looks pretty simple to me. I'm going to build one.
Johnny Payphone has a great webpage about vintage tallbikes with lots of pictures and a bit of thier history as lamp-lighting and advertising devices. Also on the page is a vintage ultimate wheel using a pennyfarthing-type wheel.
This website is sort of interesting. Some American d-hole went to Amsterdam and observed, with a camera, the bike culture in a busy intersection for 76 minutes. It's cool to see the contrast of bike culture, but the writer seems to think that sanfrancisco has it figured out way better. Also, thier writing is waaay repetitive and annoying.
This is my favorite bike from this site. The Stingray shifters really are the coolest ever. The site seems to belong to somebody who has lots of time and money to pour into restoring super-antique Shwinns. Lots of great pictures and stuff on the link. Lots of stuff for sale too.
If you live in the Alabama area and love riding bikes, partying, and eating pizza, then you should do your best to attend the upcoming ride of the Tuscaloosa Pizza Crew. Meet at the Snappy Tomato Pizza on 15th street at 7:30 for pizza, then ride, then party. Everybody is invited. If you want to come and you don't have a bike, leave a comment and I can lend you one of mine. This shit is going to me good.