Stunning Vintage Photographs Of The Early Teen Bicycle Messengers In 1908-1917

In 1908, the National Child Labor Committee hired Lewis Hine, a New York sociologist and photographer, to document the exploitative working conditions of child laborers in dozens of occupations, from mining and manufacturing to farming and newspaper selling. Among the many workers he captured were bicycle messengers in several southern cities. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Capture Bicycles From Underneath In Rarely Seen Angles

Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba (previously featured) uses a special glass-tabled photography stand to capture how bicycles look from underneath. How’s that for some new perspective? Continue reading »

Slash Of Guns N’ Roses Got His Own Custom Bike Created By Adam Zdanowicz Of Mad Bicycles

Slash’s bike is a custom made one-off inspired by his guitar, the BC Rich Mockingbird. The idea of a surprise gift came from a Polish music celebrity Doda. Polish craftsman Adam Zdanowicz of Mad Bicycles created the concept and gave it wheels. Continue reading »

Belarusian Company Began Production Of Wooden Bicycles

Wooden sunglasses, wooden phone cases, looks like demand for everything wooden rose these days. And now this Belarus company started making wooden bicycles. Let’s see what those are about and how they look like. Continue reading »

Welcome To “Bike Kill 13”, The Annual Gathering Of Builders And Riders Of Home-Made Bicycles

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Photo by Stephanie Keith/Reuters

People ride bicycles in Halloween costumes during “Bike Kill 13” in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. “Bike Kill” is an annual gathering of builders and riders of home-made bicycles that culminates in a tall bike jousting competition. Continue reading »

Designer Turns Ridiculous Sketches Of Bicycles Into Realistic Designs

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Designer Gianluca Gimini went around with a pen and paper, asking strangers, friends, and family to draw him a normal bicycle from memory. Hundreds of drawings and more than five years later, Gimini renders the collected drawings as real bicycles in a project called ‘Velocipedia’. Continue reading »