Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on March 9th, 2012 at 10:04 am
The fenders come from Full Windsor, a London-based design start-up with a U.S. sales rep in Portland. The fenders, dubbed the Quickfix and Foldnfix, have a cool, origami-inspired design that allows them to be snapped onto a wide variety of frames and then be folded flat while not in use. They come in two varieties, one that snaps on via a button (Quickfix, $25) and another, more permanent one (the Foldnfix, $20) that attaches via zip-ties. They are made in the U.K. and the designer is looking to raise $5,000 (they're at about $1,300 so far) to make the first big shipment of them into the States.
The promo video features lots of action shots from Portland:
Tandem Treats! will soon be coming to a corner/event/food cart pod near you. This project is a "tandem-bike towed vegan food cart." The folks behind the project say "We want to feed our community with as little environmental impact as possible." In addition to human-powered transportation, Tandem Treats will use locally sourced/GMO/organic/vegan food for the items on their menu (which includes everything from buffalo-ranch pizza to chili, nachos and kombucha).
They've raised over $2,300 on Kickstarter and plan to use the money to pimp out their old Schwinn tandem with new tires, buy a custom Black Oak Fab trailer, and more. Check out their funny and sweet promo video:
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