The Classic E-Bike by Caterham Bikes is the 2nd in the series of 3 new designs just released by the still brand-spanking-new motorcycle marque last week. Obviously intended to evoke memories of the classic motorcycles of the 1910s and 1920s the Classic E-Bike has the lines of a board track racer – albeit one with…
I have a huge soft spot for motorised bicycles like this one – dubbed the “Pistone-Pedali” by its creator Chris Rindos. When motorcycles first appeared they looked far more like this than anything we’d consider a motorcycle in the modern day – in fact the first motorcycles were just bicycles with engines attached, much like the hand-built, 49cc machine you see here.
The father and son team over at Wolf Creative Customs have a habit of turning out some genuinely interesting motorised bicycles, we’ve featured their work before and it always seems to pick up a fair bit of interest from across the gasoline-scented parts of the internet.
We’ve featured the work of Derringer Cycles in the past, they build what are quite possibly the best production motorised bicycles in the world and their attention to aesthetics and detail is second to none.
Jeff Wolf, the proprietor of Wolf Creative Customs, started building race-specific motorised bicycles for his son a few years back, he decided that the standard frames and engines were unreliable and a little on the finicky side so he started building his own stripped back racers from the ground up.
Beater Bikes would fall into that first category, you can pick one up for $299.99 USD, they’re simple, solid and they get the job done.
This exceedingly old photograph shows a group of Russian Gendarmes in Moscow around 1890, the chap in the middle of the frame is sitting atop what is quite clearly a Penny-farthing designed for use on the railway lines.
The Marrs Electric Cycle Company was founded by Kacy Marrs after he was injured in a motorcycle accident and found himself unable to ride. He wanted to bring sourthern California style to the electric bicycle arena…
I love interesting engineering projects like this, it’s a race bike built by Wolf Creative Customs based out of Culver City.
With the surge in popularity of electric bicycles it’s interesting to note that they were first invented in the 19th century, a number of patents were filed around the same time with this one by H. W. Libbey being the closet approximation to the set up electric bicycles have today.
Strada Bicycles is a small company that builds unique bikes, using a very well designed online configurator customers can design a simple “around town” bicycle in less than 2 minutes, the order it to be delivered to them.
Hammarhead Industries is stepping out into the world of human powered machines with the release of their first bicycle, the Duomatic.