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Abus Nutfix fights back against bicycle cannibals

The Abus NutFix is a brave attempt at security for bicycle components. As bike locks have become sturdier, thieves have move their attention towards seats, wheels, shifters – pretty much anything they can pull, twist or wrench from your bicycle without too much trouble. The Abus NutFix is a nut over which is fitted a cap that can only be removed…

Brompton carry handle up for grabs

The question of why Brompton sells leather wallets, iPad cases and scarves as accessories for its folding bicycles, but not a carrying handle remains one the great unanswered mysteries. Luckily, a number of after-market handles are on sale to fill the void. The Off yer bike handle has been designed with as much attention to detail as the bike to…

World’s first gritter bicycle ready for winter

Cycling groups around the country this winter have been left disappointed by the failure of their local authorities to grit cycle paths in treacherous icy conditions. While road gritting machines have been out in force, cycle paths have been neglected on grounds of cost. In an attempt to keep cyclists moving however cold it gets, cycle insurer The ETA has…

Plume: The mudguard for cyclists who don’t like mudguards

Faced with the fickle British weather and a frustration with existing mudguard designs, British cyclists Dan McMahon and Patrick Laing have produced the Plume. Like a butterfly proboscis, the stainless steel Plume recoils when not in use; the simplicity of the design reflecting that of the bicycle itself. Unlike most mudguards, Plume is super-thin, and made from materials that won’t…

The decarbonisation of transport

Governments should set ever-stricter emissions limits for lorries and cars, and increase taxes on petrol and diesel so that the internal combustion engine is phased out, according to a 10-year German-led project to find practical ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Renewbility project concluded that a combination of greater efficiency and renewable energy can see an almost total decarbonisation…