Browsing Month »May, 2007«

Radio power

May 31, 2007

So four of us meet in the barn to take a look at the small amount of kit that we’ve already got. A newly purchased hybrid road bike with a slick back tyre gets jacked up and we try out a motor with a skate board wheel barely attached. A radio becomes the first test […]

First bike

May 28, 2007

Nick the bike man has been busy and fixed up a fairly decent 2nd hand Hybrid bike that we picked up. Our first to have a super slick 2nd hand back tyre fitted, which is needed to cut down on noise when used on a ‘friction wheel’, like the skate board wheels we’re planning to […]

Workshop sorted

May 25, 2007

So we attacked the barn at The Portland Arms, in four hours it went from a big old mess of a place full of crazy ‘pub junk’ that had been building up over the years… To a fairly clean, open space, which will probably be big enough for about 10 bikes set up in there, […]

Found our workshop

May 16, 2007

We realised early on in the project that trying to build a cycle powered cinema was going to take a fair amount of space, with our calculations as they stand, we think we’re going to need at least ten bikes to power the thing. Ten bikes on stands takes up quite a bit of room […]

The story so far…

May 1, 2007

The idea for The Magnificent Revolutionary Cycling Cinema came about in April 2007, between three people who thought they could somehow make it work. Some early purchases from ebay, borrowing a neighbour’s road bike and some basic tests seemed to prove that bike power wouldn’t be that hard to master. Talking to others with more […]

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