09.05.16 by Staff

Bicycles Built Based on People’s Attempts to Draw Them From Memory

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In 2009 designer Gianluca Gimini started asking friends and strangers to draw a men’s bicycle from memory. While some got it right, most made technical errors — missing fundaments parts of the frame or chain.

The exercise is similar to psychological tests used to demonstrate how little we know compared to what we think we do. However, for Gimini this isn’t about proving how dumb we are but, rather, how extraordinary our imaginations can be! Having now amassed a collection of 376 drawings from participants ranging from 3 – 88 years of age, Gimini has started building realistic renderings of the bikes based on these sketches, in a 3D program.*

*Post edited to clarify these are 3D renderings

See more images from “Velocipedia” below!

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20.02.14 by Staff

Marion Täschler

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Wonderful bike drawings by Marion Täschler. See more below!

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21.05.13 by Jeff

Made by Hand / No 5 The Bike Maker

Made by Hand / No 5 The Bike Maker
An absolutely beautiful film of bike maker Ezra Caldwell (Fast Boy Cycles), who was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 and his journey as he documents the illness that threatens his love for his craft. Watch the film below.

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03.10.12 by Jeff

Vis Viva

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Bmx bikes and a whole lotta fireworks. Actually this is kinda like a mellow version of this. Watch below!

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12.11.11 by Jeff

The Triple Crown

Rapha Continental rolled through Vancouver and they definitely didn’t take it easy! The Triple Crown is loosely defined as the summiting of Vancouver’s Seymour, Grouse and Cypress mountains in one effort. There’s no rule regarding in what order the climbs must be done, only that they have to be completed in one day.

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Watch the beautiful video below!

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