The debut of a DIY show on public television connects viewers with artists who transform old bicycles into unusual pedal-powered creations.
“MAKE: Television” is produced by MAKE magazine, which is devoted to all kinds of do-it-yourself technology projects.
The first segment of the first show is about San Francisco's Cyclecide. The collective finds bicycles and other odds and ends in junk yards and retool them into “pedal-powered monstrosities.” One member explains:
“It's not really into the practicality of the bike or fast you can ride… We're really interested in how well you can fall off the bike.”
The 10-minute video above shows amazing bicycles and amusement rides, all created from old bicycles, junk, and lots of imagination.
Wired magazine reports that the first episode appeared on public TV stations last night (Saturday, Jan. 3), but the Cyclecide website says the episode appears Jan. 10 on KQED. Check your local listings, or just go to the MAKE website for the past and upcoming episodes.