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  • 04.08.14

    Weekly Wibble: I'm a Kickstarter, Twisted Kickstarter

    Stuff and nonsense from the week in cycling. August 6th: A glut of revolutionary cycling inventions, and broom wagon silliness in Glasgow. 

I'm a Kickstarter, Twisted Kickstarter

It’s been a Kickstarter kind of summer here at Rouleur. So many amazing ideas have been dropping in our inbox these past few weeks, it’s hard to know where to start.

Identifying the next big thing (bet you wish YOU had shares in Loom Bands, eh?) is a minefield. We’re here to help sort the Kickstarters from the non-starters.

Here are three amazing inventions set to change the face of cycling forever.*

*Disclaimer: may contain irony.

 

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it even a bike? Actually, what is the point of it, exactly? The Flying Rider Bicycle project requires just $28,507 by this Friday to take off. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor. Will it soar like Icarus, only to crash and burn soon after? You decide.

 

POWER SHOWER

Hot and bothered? Don’t want to reach down for a bottle and waste precious water on your head? Fret no more! The KoldRush is here, delivering a refreshing shower directly to your noggin via a stem-mounted button.

Okay, so it looks like a misplaced colostomy bag, but make no mistake: the KoldRush will be standard issue in the peloton before disc brakes are made legal. It’s, um, cool.

 

IN THESE SHOES? I DON’T THINK SO…

In the market for new overshoes? These are quite something. Boojees are stylish, foldable, protective and, best of all, convert high heels into flats. We’re actually unsure how we’ve managed until now without them.

 

STATS THE WAY, UH HUH, UH HUH

12 – finishers in men’s Commonwealth Games road race.

1 lap – remaining when Northern Ireland's Sean Downey was pulled out for being a handful of seconds over the 10-minute cut-off behind remaining riders. The man should have been allowed to finish, surely? 

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