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Constructed from lightweight carbon fibre and featuring a ‘centre hub’ steering mechanism borrowed from motorcycle technology, the Furia Concept Bicycle, designed by Francesco Manocchio, won this ADI Eccellenze del Design nel Lazio industrial design award.

Unlike the (almost certain to be produced) real thing, this 1:1 scale prototype was 3D printed.

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Street vendors at Hanoi in Vietnam (mainly female migrant workers) on their fully-laden, early morning way to work as seen from an overhead bridge by photographer Loes Heerink.

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The Budnitz Model E is the lightest electric bike of its kind, combining an enclosed 250W electric motor (feeding a 30V L-ion 160Wh battery) with a titanium alloy frame, it can cruise at 15mph (24km/h) for 100 miles (160km).

Your wallet will be similarly lightened by $3,950 (€3,500).

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For several years now, Italian designer Gianluca  Gimini has been inviting freinds and strangers to draw bicycles from memory.

He ponders the bikes in the drawings, then he renders them, as if they were real.

MORE: Velocipedia

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The intersection of Bridge Street and Cook Street, Dublin

There have been 139 submissions to the Dublin Inquirer Bicycle Collision Tracker map.

A pattern is emerging.

Willy Simon writes:

We’ve found an intersection in Dublin’s city centre that appears to be particularly dangerous for cyclists…There is a discernible cluster of reported incidents in the city centre, and it’s only a stone’s throw from Dublin City Council’s Civic Offices at Wood Quay. Two accidents have been reported at the intersection of Bridge Street and Cook Street, and three more just south of the intersection on Bridge Street Upper before it meets High Street….[details on how it can be improved at link below]

Danger For Cyclists – Here’s A Place To Avoid (Willy Simon. Dublin Inquirer)

Pic: Caroline Brady/Dublin Inquirer

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Ciaran Hussey writes:

After spending two years living in Japan, myself and my girlfriend are on our way home to Ireland by bicycle! We’ve just completed the Mongolian leg of our journey. Check out our photo blog here.

G’wan the skinny dandy-horse jockeys!

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