Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday WTF: Walmart Assembly

   No one is claiming that the folks working at a box store were ever properly trained on bicycle assembly, but here are some examples of particularly poor work in a little game of spot the problem:





A. Bars on backwards
B. Cranks on wrong
C. Fork on backwards
D. Wheel on backwards

   Nothing wrong with a bike form a box store, just give it the once over before taking it off any sweet jumps.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Keg Cargo Bike

   Cargo bikes are becoming more and more common, which is very exciting. Check out this awesome cargo bike from Panda Cycles made to carry a keg!

Behold, the keg trike!

   This bike was spotted in Ft Collins and reported by Urban Velo, (which is a good blog, check it out). This bad boy is a reverse trike with some sweet independent steering and a 36" rear wheel. It is designed to cary a full keg between the front wheels. It even looks like they were using SketchUp to work out the basics:

SKP in the house

   Here's a last pic with a keg on the thing. When carrying something heavy like this I bet three wheels makes things a lot easier. How heavy? well a full keg weighs about 150 pounds.

Cue mood lighting

   So you're asking, sure this is cool, but can a Larry vs Harry do that? Sure...

L vs H with some kegs

   ... if you're willing to rock 300 pounds on two wheels!