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March 30, 2009

If Hansel and Gretel had bicycles, they would've used this...

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"Small apparatus attaches to any bike's seat tube and applies a thin layer of chalk powder to the rear tire."

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Created by Brooklyn-based Studio Gelardi, it was a finalist in last year's Design21 "Power to the Pedal" competition.

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"Ariadne" would be a great name for the device, what?

[via MAKE ,Cool HuntingDoobybrain and Milena]

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BUMP! Let's hope that "molded rubber band" doesn't budge and allow the device to slip any lower causing a screeching halt --would hate to see pretty colors turn into a long black skid-mark. Though it would be exciting to watch. I might have opted for a sprung roller assembly that swings onto the tire with less chance of becoming a wedge-type brake.

Posted by: marshall | Mar 31, 2009 8:19:33 AM

If I could still ride a bike, I would so buy one... Now I just have to wait until they figure out how to do it with rollerblades!!!

Posted by: BubbleGirl | Mar 30, 2009 5:36:41 PM

Clifyt: Sounds like entrails...

Posted by: Milena | Mar 30, 2009 4:44:05 PM

Whats wrong with the current name...contrails?

I just got my Nishiki ready for the road, and was thinking this would be a great project to do...wonder how hard it would be to get some parts fab'd up...

Posted by: clifyt | Mar 30, 2009 2:29:04 PM

I love it. Ariadne...

Posted by: Milena | Mar 30, 2009 1:59:38 PM

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