April 13, 2011

What does Jan Gehl ride?

Why, just like Dr. Behooving, Jan Gehl rides a Velorbis—though his staff do say he has BehoovingMoving set as the default page on all of their internet browsers. Anyone from Velorbis, if you see this, please, […]
February 3, 2011

Bikes exemplars of gender projection

Until the twentieth-century it was as natural for architects to think of buildings as being male or female, as it is natural today to ascribe genders to bicycles.  From Left: Male; Female. In part buildings were […]
January 31, 2011

Why architect Norman Foster loves Moulton cycles

The right honorable Baron Foster of Thames Bank—architect of such high-tech wonders as London’s Big Gherkin, and the Deutsche Bank in Sydney—loves his Alex Moulton space frame bicycle. No need to read testimonials, when proof aplenty […]
December 9, 2010

Small wheel loonacy

Believing in small wheels seems rather like believing in anything for which there’s no proof (psychology, god, my Primrose’s headaches): it marks the believer a wee little bonkers. I know Alex Moutlon once satisfied himself that […]
October 16, 2010

The sine qua non of a Classic design, is the story behind it.

The sine qua non of a Classic design cannot be discerned by examining the material substance of any one instance. I can prove the truth of that claim to any of you with no prior knowledge […]