I somehow ended up on Alibaba looking at bicycle components yesterday, and boy… I was amased by what the Chinese are manufacturing these days…
You always wanted a 150g Saddle/Seatpost combo, didn’t you? You’re always on weightweenies forum looking for the lightest items; well how about this?
A one piece 27.2mm titanium seatpost/saddle combo. Just what you always wanted!
But what about those days where you are more in a lounging mood? You know; you wanna go down town, get a cup of coffee, chat with your pals at the LBS. This is the perfect time for your Full Carbon townie mini-wheel bike:
This frameset is specced for someone who weighs up to 110kg/250 lbs; I don’t doubt this frame’s ability to handle it with those monster seat stays… but it is such a strange frame design.
The last interesting thing I found will have Craig Calfee and his bamboo production facility up in arms.
Instead of the bamboo bike above, we have this:
An alloy frame with hydroformed tubes meant to look like bamboo. From China. From a company called Metal-bike. Any irony in any of this?
I spent a good bit of time on this site, but these are just a few highlights of the crazy things out there. Take a look for yourself and I’m sure you’ll find something wackier.