Best Bike Innovations: A Biased List
All this recent talk about Interbike, the UK’s Cycle Show, and who’s riding which uber-bike in Kona this weekend prompted me to review the best bike innovations I’ve seen.
But these are on a much more grass-roots level. The favorites:
But my undisputed number-one bike innovation:
Technically, it’s called a pochade box, and is an ingenious outdoor painting solution that 18th and 19th century artists used all the time. The hinged top becomes an easel and a place to hold wet paintings and the bottom has room for your supplies plus a thumb hole so you can stand and comfortably hold your traveling studio while you paint.
Even more ingenious is the way my dad hooked it up to his bike (hmmm…workout and paint-out at the same time. Is that where I learned to multitask?). Haven’t seen that in Brooklyn (yet)!
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