Monday, October 10, 2011

David Byrne's bike racks

When I was little my parents played the Talking Heads a lot...and True Stories was a great movie, but when I saw that David Byrne was a bicycle enthusiast as well as an artist,musician,director,and adventurer I gained instant respect for him.

                  In 2008 he designed some artistic bike racks in NYC, adding some fun and creativity in the city!

                                                   The racks have even inspired bicycle scavenger hunts!

                           If your lucky you may even spot the 30 year avid cyclist cruising around Manhattan.

                                                                 Listen to his commentary while riding!

Some may say he is a genius... maybe even eccentric, but to take a ride with this guy would be great fun and hilarious to boot!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Bicycle School

Looking to improve your wrench skills but not sure how? Want to build your very own bike frame?
Whether your looking to build your own wheels or become a certified mechanic I've got the info for you!


Barnett Bicycle Institute - Colorado Springs, Colorado

United Bicycle Institute - Portland, Oregon


Winterborne Bicycle Institute - Guelph, Ontario

Quadra Island Bicycle Mechanic Training Program - Quadra Island, British Columbia

Technocycle - Montreal, Quebec

UK  (Cytech Accreditation)

ATG Training - Manchester, UK

PJCS Cycle Training - Milton Keynes, UK


If you can't find one near you there may be a vocational school that offers a bicycle repair class. Local bike shops also have bike repair classes taught by mechanics through the Park Tool School.


If you would like to start making your own frames why not learn from Master Frame Builder Koichi Yamaguchi!


You may have to wait awhile though... he only takes on about 3 students at a time and is fully booked for 2011. For around $3000 and 2 weeks of your time you will get to learn how to make a bicycle frame for personal use or just for art. Yamaguchibike


But remember a bicycle mechanic is 95% experience 4% intuition 1% certfication... and maybe part super hero.