Sunday, September 22, 2013
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Saturday, September 7, 2013
Bike racks don't need to be the typical metal loop bolted into the ground. They can instead be more like a sculpture; a work of art that we chain our bikes to. In Coeur d'Alene we've already seen some cool designs, like the fork on 4th Street. So, as we expand and/or revamp our city, keeping these art project bike racks in mind could be a good idea. There is a downside, though. They probably cost more to design and make overall, but I'm sure the benefits outweigh the consequences. Custom bike racks are an easy excuse to make a city or even just the front of a building more interesting. Below are two of my favorite designs, but you can see some more by clicking on the link at the bottom!
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Posted by Student.Rep. at 2:15 PM
Friday, September 6, 2013
All of us know how bikes, look, as well as how they work. There is a seat where we sit, a handlebar to steer with, and pedals of course. A quick look at the following bike would confirm our suspicions, right? Or would it...
You can't tell by looking at it, but this bicycle has built in batteries and a motor. It's an e-bike produced by the German manufacturer Electrolyte. Now you can see why this isn't exactly your average bike! This model has a range from around thirty miles all the way up to sixty-two! I wouldn't say that these bikes are economically priced (the starting price is $5135), but who knows? Maybe if they get popular enough, more companies could start making them and compete for lower prices.
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Posted by Student.Rep. at 3:53 PM