New LED Bike Light Will Be Like Biking In A 1980s SciFi Movie

Glowing grids are visual shorthand for a certain kind of techno-future we all want to live in, wearing silver jumpsuits and popping pizzas-in-pills before heading out to the orbital pleasure sphere. But glowing grids are also really useful for seeing road imperfections, which is why the Lumigrid bike light exists. » 5/24/13 12:01pm 5/24/13 12:01pm

How the Internet got my stolen bike back

Last year we did a story about a man posting on Craigslist about his bloodlust for the person who stole his bicycle. That man was Matt O'Rourke and, 18 months later, the bike is back. Here's O'Rourke's hilarious explanation of how we helped get his stolen bike back. — Ed. » 11/10/11 4:00pm 11/10/11 4:00pm

The Lancia MomoDesign Urban Bike

We hear it was a passion for motor racing that led Gianpiero Moretti, the former race driver to found the design company Momo to market his steering wheel he'd used to win the '64 Formula 1 World Championship. His success in marketing a steering wheel led him to think he was good at designing other stuff using… » 6/13/07 8:45am 6/13/07 8:45am

Van Man vs. Critical Mass

A number of us around here are cycling enthusiasts and a majority of the regular Jalops have spent time living in the Bay Area, where cyclists — especially in Berkeley and San Francsico — have decided that yes, they do in fact hold the lease on the area's byways. So much so, in fact that there's a very real tendency… » 5/15/07 11:15pm 5/15/07 11:15pm

Late Night Los Angeles: Bug-a-Mino

Spied at the beginning and end of a Midnight Ridazz urban cycle crawl was this fine example of German engineering meeting California utility. Long buried in the memory of a cell phone, this image is only now resurfacing from an Echo Park past to work its way into the pantheon of minos. We pedaled the ride on a fourteen … » 4/18/07 2:30pm 4/18/07 2:30pm

Go, Go, Mister Show! Group Wants to Shut Down Chicago Auto Show

Guess we'd better make other plans for this week, lest we run afoul of one pro-bicycle group that aims to shut down the Chicago auto show. The group, AutoShowShutdown.org recently launched a web parody of the Chicago show's site, on which they provided counterpoint to the show site's content. The group even rebuffed a… » 2/05/07 10:49am 2/05/07 10:49am

Opel Antara Flexes That Ass: Saturn's New Vue-To-Be Sports Techie Bike…


We guess the euro boys n' girls are big fans of biking. All we know is we can rarely get our asses out from behind the laptop long enough to even ride a bike, much less require a rack to carry them. Nonetheless, we're sure there's a decent sized chunk of the population — both in Euro-land and here in the good old US… » 10/05/06 4:14pm 10/05/06 4:14pm

Get On Your Recumbent Bike and Ride: Canadian Designer to Attempt…

Considering we spend most waking hours thinking about vehicles with motors, though we do travel by bike on occasion, we never considered how far we could bike in 24 hours. If we had to guess, it'd be in the mid-double-digit range (after a substantial break-in period, of course). One tech entrepreneur and triathlete,… » 7/11/06 11:29am 7/11/06 11:29am

Hey Naked Bike Riders, Can't We All Just Get Along?


We've always been good to cyclists — we've only a hit a few over the years. We feel the two aren't mutually exclusive and that bikes and cars can, like Ebony and Ivory, live together in perfect harmony. Some of our best friends work with bicycles, so we can't be all that bad. So then why do the nudists want to rain on … » 6/11/06 1:35pm 6/11/06 1:35pm