Taylor Roby's Scrap Lumber Penny Farthing
With trade shows being cancelled left, right and centre, the Insta-Grandmaster, Bicycle Pubes, put out the call for a new kind of bike. He launched the North American Scrap Lumber Bicycle Symposium in aid of World Bicycle Relief with 3 simple rules - you must use scrap wood you already have, no welding (duh) and it must have expensive wheels.
There were five entrants and Taylor Roby's Nickelback Farthing was declared the winner after a public vote. Take a look through some of the features and the first ride in the videos below.
If you like what you see, why not donate to World Bicycle Relief
in the spirit of the competition.
It features include a lube application system for the rear wheel, zip tyres and a plunger bong.
And how did riding it go...?Elliott Heap Scratching his New Frame Slip 'N' Slide With a Loop de Loop & Bad Norwegian Break DancingSwinging off the side of an exercise bike
We've been enjoying Zwift's new steering feature and felt it was only a matter of time before leaning the bike, not just turning your bars, would turn you on the screen. That's why the Bowflex Velocore seemed like a great idea at first look but there's just one problem, the leaning isn't actually for steering but instead for "shredding your core".
Zwift doesn't list the Velocore as a partner for its app so if you want to improve the realism of your virtual ride, you're better off rigging up a hose, a hairdryer and a bucket full of dirt in an elaborate Rude Goldberg machine than shelling out for this 90s arcade game.
For a more in-depth look at the Bowflex Velocore, head over to Cycling Tips to read their deep dive
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Miguel Olivera out of nowhere! If you haven't got your sound on for this one turn it up as the commentary is almost as good as Danny Hart's run in Champery.Wyn Masters Getting Friendly with the Locals in Zermatt