Cycling Links For September 7

[Jetrike.Com – Prior Art](http://jetrike.com/prior-art.html)
![Early Jetrike Prototype](http://img.skitch.com/20080908-keqkmy8wt7kdnxyykgug6q4myk.jpg) Cool page documenting the various design influences on the Jetrike – a home built lean steering recumbent tricycle.  The pictures above feature an early prototype of the Jetrike.
[Could Folding Wheel Solve Commuters Conundrum? – BikeRadar.com](http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/could-folding-wheel-solve-commuters-conundrum-14375?img=2)
[![](http://mos.bikeradar.com/images/news/2008/02/01/Current%20prototypes-280-75.jpg)](http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/could-folding-wheel-solve-commuters-conundrum-14375?img=2) A unique folding wheel designed for portability and commuter use that’s primary drawback is its carbon fiber related expense.
[Commuting/Touring Bike](http://www.faughnan.com/touringbike.html)
Detailed guide on the benefits of using a touring style bike as an every day commuter. Lots of good info on brands, models and equipment.
[Early Cycle Lighting](http://www.websolutionswa.com/pwc/history.asp)
[![](http://www.websolutionswa.com/pwc/crypto.jpg)](http://www.websolutionswa.com/pwc/history.asp) An in depth look into the history of bicycle lighting- oil and kerosene lamps were big for quite a while.
[How to Paint Lance Armstrong Using a Tricycle video and other…](http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Paint-Lance-Armstrong-Using-a-Tricycle-37783532)
Mixing three wheels, some paint, and far too much spare time to create a giant size Lance Armstrong portrait.
[Abandoned Bicycles of New York](http://jschumacher.typepad.com/photos/abandoned_bikes/)
[![A large collection of abandoned NYC bicycle photos.](http://img.skitch.com/20080907-e3esy5wm6n7mi93n29a19c7j1d.jpg)](http://jschumacher.typepad.com/photos/abandoned_bikes/) A massive photo collection of the abandoned bicycles of New York City. I can’t imagine leaving one of my bikes out in the elements for any length of time let alone abandoning one, maybe that’s part of what makes me a bike geek.
[Sycip Custom Bicycle Messenger Bike](http://www.sandsmachine.com/a_syc_r1.htm)
[![](http://www.sandsmachine.com/p_sycr16.jpg)](http://www.sandsmachine.com/a_syc_r1.htm) Cool custom messenger bike with couplers, beefy front rack and 3 speed hub in the back. The owner also used it as a randonneuring bike and even rode it in Paris – Brest – Paris.  90,000 miles plus and still going strong!