Funk Hall of Fame! (Updated)

As promised, I will periodically update a VERY popular series of posts called my 'Bicycle Design Funk Hall of Fame.' These are the designs in the last 20 or so years that have risen (aesthetically) above their peers. The criteria for entrance into this hall are;

1. They have to emotionally move me to a point that I would just grab them off the bike rack where they are being sold, take them to the check out counter and never ask the price. (I may not have enough $$$ to buy them, but they are funky so I would worry about that when it became an issue

2. The designer can not have sent these designs to me as I would view this as them promoting themselves instead of them relying on the 'General of Funk' (me) coming across them.

3. They have to be affordable to the average Joe. (If I can't find a price on them or they are prototypes they are eligible)

4. When I first lay eyes on them, the FIRST THOUGHT I must have is DAAAANNNNGGG! (I assure you, these are the only designs in the last 20 years or so to do that)

5. I WILL NOT give the name of the company or manufacturer, only the name of the design. (Sorry yall...I ain't promoting your stuff for free)

In no special order...Here we go!


Come on yall...The Legendary...'Pee Wee Herman'


Wild Buffalo! (Great Design...Crappy name)

TAXI! (Can a brotha get a cab in this city?)


Funk vs. Nice Rims

These rims are just straight out NASTY! I mean nasty in the way that when you see them up close (and I have) you say "Yuk!" Now for those of you not familiar with such things...this is a GREAT! I must say I haven't seen such nastiness in rim design since...well..NEVER...Velocity USA does for rims what 'Sweet SKINZ' do for tires folks! Unfortunately, I am just dumb founded as to how both Sweet Skinz and Velocity can make such HOT products and have the nerve to take pictures of GREAT PRODUCTS show cased on bikes that are obviously built for performance because, no offense, they are not WORTHY to have such hot accessories on them. Velocity Dealers, come on yall, send me 4 sets of your rims and I will design (or modify) something that will so stun you that you will curl up in the fetal position, look at me and say "Daddy!"

Which of you ladies would carry a Genuine Gucci purse on your arm, go out for dinner and wear some House Shoes and a robe in an elegant restaurant? (I know a few sisters that would do that though:) The same thing is going on above...HOT RIMS sitting on a bicycle design that is sub-par at best! I promised I wasn't going to do this...but as you all know by now, I have been working on a concept for a bicycle that rides smooth, looks good, exudes class and will make people 'Rubber Neck' (try to get a 2nd look) to see the concept...I still need to get the Logo and Head Badge done for this bike but introducing my personal bicycle design called 'Iron RIDERZ' which is the FIRST of HUNDREDS more designs (none like the other) set to hit the streets!

Late 19th and Early 20th Century feel!

The Logo will have a Wood feel just like the rims..trimmed in white!

Provolution at it's Best!

Some of you may say..."Well I like the black bicycle" while others will say "I like Dale's FUNK BALL"...After today dear must choose sides...'Performance' or 'Funk', 'Ride Fast' or 'Look Good Riding'...choose well my friends..choose well!


Slum Dog Millionaire! Great Movie...

Great Movie! Watch it now by Clicking on the Post Title.



Another Edition to my Design Funk Hall of Fame! This bike is FLAT OUT HOOOOTTTT! If you think it isn' need go look in the mirror and say to yourself;


This bicycle hails from a European Bicycle Company called Velorbis. Hey Velorbis...I can't say it any better than my friends Wayne and Garth from 'Wayne's World' Watch the video until the end as I take a BOW TO YOU!


Square Bicycle

Designed by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen

The BauBike is inspired by Bauhaus design.

It is constructed around the geometric shape of the square and the equilateral triangle. The design is stripped down to clean lines and raw material.

The open-end piece above the back wheel, offers the possibility to customize the function of the bike to whatever need you may have. The different accessories can be placed in the tube and can easily be changed if needed.

The design follows a set of formal rules, limiting the geometry to straight lines in a pattern of 60 and 90 degree angles in proportions following the principle of the golden section.

By limiting the form with a fixed set of design rules and stepping away from the traditional function-oriented approach to the design process, this project transcends the border between design and art, raising fundamental questions about the nature of the bike as design and as a lifestyle accessory and introducing a much needed playfulness on the bicycle scene.
The BauBike is a bike for the modern urban society where adaptability is a necessity.


Bike Tricks Perfomed 19th Century

Thomas Edison put together these clips...

DANG! This was the first year Marshall Major Taylor was World Sprint Champion! He was Trick Riding like this as early as 1877.