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Rapha Cycle Club NYC

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Pop-up bike shop/gallery/cafe gets set to open in the Big Apple.

New York cyclists rejoice. Hot on the heels of a successful stint in London, Rapha Cycle Club will pop up on the Bowery in NYC in celebration of the Tour de France. Opening on July 3rd, the Rapha Cycle Club will present live daily screenings of the famed bike race. Part retail shop, part cafe, part gallery, the space will offer Rapha gear, serve up brews from Third Rail Coffee, and show an......read more

Globe Daily City Bike

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Don't call it a commuter. $770.00

Globe Bicycles, a stand-alone brand spawned by Specialized, makes freewheel and fixed gear bikes for living in the city. The Daily, Globe's flagship model, is an upright cruiser made from lightweight aluminum, with front and rear fenders and an integrated kickstand mount. Available in mens and womens design, the Daily is perfect for commuting (but too snazzy to be called a commuter)....read more

Lumen Bike by Mission Bicycle

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Shedding a new light on bike design. $1,149.00

By day the Lumen may look like a typical gray bike, but by night prepare to glow. The first of its kind, the Lumen is a retro-reflective bicycle. Custom built in San Francisco, the bike returns any light that hits the frame and wheels directly back to the light source.  No on/off switch, no batteries necessary, this is pure science and a beuatiful thing to witness....read more

David Byrne's Bike Racks

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Renowned artist/environmentalist has some fun with bike rack design in New York City.

Is (Via Treehugger / Fast Co Design) Images: Decker Yeadon...read more

10 Best Songs About Bicycles

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A mixtape honoring our favorite form of transport.

Cycling and music are two things we couldn't live without. The others being eating and sleeping. So we're extra hyped that our friends at Flavorwire put together this mixtape of songs about biking, featuring two-wheeled anthems from Pink Floyd, TV On The Radio, Kraftwerk, and more. (But hey, where's "My White Bicycle" by Tomorrow? Classic bike-adelic rock!) Photo via The......read more

The Butler House

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Handy meal transporter from Dutch designer Arian Brekveld. $39.95

Looking for an easy way to transport fresh snacks and meals? Let Fresh Traveler answer the call. With two separate containers -- one with a double-walled vacuum that keeps food fresh -- you can easily bring milk and cereal for breakfast at work. Or soup and sandwich for lunch. A wonderfully practical product from timeless Dutch kitchenware brand Royal VKB....read more

SHFT Sampler 11-12-10

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Weekly links: Pimped-out bikes, phone book sculptures, and a renewed push for offshore drilling in the Arctic.

Freewheelers is a series of video portraits of tricked-out bikes and the people who ride them – from self-build fixies and coveted vintage steeds to bikes as art or manifestations of style. Two bipartisan senators have proposed a sensible idea that most people are going to hate. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) wrote to President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal......read more

SHFT Sampler 1-21-11

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Recycled sex doll hoodies, starlets on bikes, 100% renewable power, and more.

Who'd have thunk it: The entire world could be running on 100% renewable energy by 2030, says a new study published in the journal Energy Policy. All that's needed is 4 million 5-megawatt wind turbines, 1.7 billion 3-kilowatt rooftop solar power systems, and about 90,000 300-megawatt solar power plants — and a shitload of political will. No problem? (via MNN) Va-va-voom: Do you like......read more

America ReCycled

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Crossing the country on bicycle, two brothers search for the American Dream.

As we write, two brothers are making their way across the United States on self-built bikes made from recycled trash, documenting their search for eco-villages, urban farming initiatives, and new ideas for business. America ReCycled, as Tim and Noah Hussin have dubbed their project, is a quest for the lost American Dream. In their own words: "The modern American is so disconnected from those......read more

Trek Announces Carbon Fiber Recycling Program

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Will others follow their lead?

In the early '90s, Wisconsin-based Trek Bicycle pioneered the use of carbon fiber in bike frames. The material, though much admired for its strength and weight, is generally understood to be impossible to recycle. Fast forward a couple decades, and the cycling company has launched a full-scale carbon recycling program for all of the scrap carbon fiber generated at its U.S. facilities. "It is......read more

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