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.
So far as I can tell, she’s giving him her phone number. Or maybe directions. I’m just trying to figure out how the hell she got up into that saddle.
Imperial Cycles is run by a couple of talented west coast builders named Eric and Jerome, their designs all have a unique and modern feel with an unmistakable and almost scifi/steampunk retro flavour.