Archive for February, 2012

Concept bikes #2

Derringer rig.

Derringer rig.

A couple of random concept bikes to round out the week.

Firstly, the Derringer – “A modern interpretation of the board tracking racing motorcycles of the 1920s” – which is basically a really heavy bike with a nice paint job and 3 metres of chain arranged cats-cradle style. I don’t really get it. From David Hardy.

The Arantix by Delta 7 Bikes.

The Arantix by Delta 7 Bikes.

Secondly, the Arantix by Delta 7 – or is it the Delta 7 by Arantix? Who cares, this kicks serious ass. I would love to wheelie drop this mutant off the train at Dorking just to see Andy and Tom’s faces. I imagine it would be the kind of bike coveted by Karl Stromberg, the villain in The Spy Who Love Me, riding it endlessly around his ocean lair and stroking the DNA spiral mesh. Imagine trying to clean it though.

 

Shirt Shuttle road-tested

I finally tried out my new Shirt Shuttle on the ride to work this morning. The shirt – a casual Friday option – went from ironing board to shuttle, and arrived in central London in very good nick.