Bike Gadgets

Here are a couple of gadgets I spyed over at, your online resource for new bike innovations.

Check out the newest in bar ends:

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These little guys have created quite a stir. Two Philiadelphia art school designers, Matt Braun and Jared Delorenzo sell these bar end plugs as a way to not loose your keys. Also seen over at talking about “Biker’s Revenge.” Of course most people think we urban cyclists are going to use them for damage like in the movie Ben Hur.
Thats ok, the drivers have a weapon of there own…its called the automobile as demonstrated tragically in Chinatown with a van plowing over some preschoolers, with no charges to the driver I might add.

Not cool, and this blogger wouldn’t advocate using your bike as a weapon, when your chain is much better. Besides…these plugs are totally impractical in NYC, cause we all know you want to be as narrow as possible.
still from the movie Empire.

Although with building policies still unchanged, this might be more practical for traveling with your bike:

Bergmoench brings you the bicycle backpack. Well, not in America anytime soon.

Bergmönch from Thomas Kaiser on Vimeo.

Meanwhile, Track bike shop in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Chari and Co, have a couple of sweet things I love:
wood handlebars.
and toy track bikes: SO CUTE.


check out their blog from time to time for cool stuff.

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  • Great gadgets ! I like the bar ends … I lose the key to my house 2 or 3 times a month :( ! I’m going to try an build me one of those.
    Thanks again for the tip.

  • Karin

    Bar end plugs actually serve a purpose and carrying a house key isn’t it. They function to prevent your handlebars from performing a rather large, unintended and quite potentially lethal tissue biopsy on the human body, should you ever crash your bike (something that happens to bike riders more often then they loose their house key).
    That must be a special school those boys are attending.