May 24, 2015 by Tycho de Feijter
An electric bicycle with a baba, a baobao, and a mama, pulling a baby stroller alongside, Spotted in China in the Lido area in Beijing. The stroller is of the cheap non-folding kind, and thus hard to transport on a bicycle in any other way.
May 18, 2015 by W.E. Ning
The mighty battery block of an electric bicycle, Spotted in China just east of the Fourth Ring Road in Beijing. The stickers read Viper SRT 10 & SRT 10, and the vehicle is painted in a speedy kind of red.
June 29, 2014 by Tycho de Feijter
Here we have a sweet little girl riding a Luyuan electric bicycle, Spotted in China just east of the mighty Fifth Ring Road in Beijing. The girl wears a yellow tank top, so shiny it is almost reflective. On her bike she carries two dirty white dogs who clearly feel very hot, 37 Celsius today. One dirty dog sits in the foot-well, looking ahead, while the other sits in the basket, looking at me.
This type of electric bicycles goes on battery power. When the battery is empty the rider can change to paddling, which will also charge the battery. Not much, but it might be just enough the get home, albeit slowly. The dog in the foot-well however will have to move to the backseat, or receive a serious kicking.
June 30, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Apple is a very popular consumer brand in China, with those i-things and such. Apple is also very popular among China’s zillions of copycat manufacturers, who slap an Apple logo on every imaginable product. Here we have an Applefied child bike seat on an electric bicycle, seen near a school in central Beijing.
June 3, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
A very interesting home-made electric bicycle from China, seen in the great city of Shaoxin in Zhejiang Province. The fine vehicle features a few novel ideas: a solar panel fitted on the back, under the luggage rack which doubles as a beat box. Next we have an orange seat cover made out of a shower curtain, which is recycling, and that is good. The best thing however is the steering wheel which once was an air conditioner fan. Large car mirrors allow the driver to see past the beat box! Brilliant piece of work, may there be production…
May 24, 2013 by Tycho de Feijter
Bicycle saddles can be a pain in the ass. A very smart and creative owner of an electric bicycle in China was looking for a little bit more comfort. He redesigned the rear part of the frame to accommodate two standard plastic chairs. The result loox very cozy, especially with the pink pillow on the front seat. A brilliant piece of work it is.
August 14, 2012 by W.E. Ning
China is a busy place, many parents both work to get enough rice on the table. The kids often have to watch for each other but that doesn’t always go too well… Here we have a girl on her bike towing her little friend around. He doesn’t seem to bother, sleeping like a piggy in the mud. Still, she better be careful when the roads gets rough.
July 20, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
A gas tank can be a heavy thing, even if it is only for cooking at home. Made of metal and such, a full tank can easily weigh up to 5 kilo. That is heavy for a woman, or two. Having a kind around with a bicycle can then be very handy! Kid don’t know anyway, kids are stupid, and the women don’t need to bend their household-broken backs any further. Smart work in China. Via: V7me.
July 18, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Something entirely different, this is a bicycle without any engine, seen on da streets in Beijing. The good bike’s brand is Titanic, so better be careful when paddling close to water! Chinese bicycle brand names can be really strange, there are no rules at all so bicycle builders can do whatever they want, and they seldom seem to understand the meaning of the English names they use. Any bicycle parking lot is therefore always good for a lotta fun…
March 21, 2012 by Tycho de Feijter
Meet Mr. Zhang, 40 years old, from the great town of Huai’an in Jiangsu Province. Mr. Zhang has his own business selling rice, wheat and cooking oil. One day he got an order for 12 bags of rice from a local restaurant. Since he was very busy he decided to transport all in one haul.