RIDE WITH STYLE WITH RETRO BICYCLES !

DITCH THE CAR AND TAKE A BICYCLE WITH YOU INSTEAD !

Bicycles are a BIG MUST if you live in a big city. Why ? Well first of all, riding a bicycle allows you to have a physical exercise while doing your normal routine ; going to work, run some errands, visit friends, etc. WHICH is good for your health and body !

Second reason is that bicycles reduce pollution. Preserving our planet is one of our top priorities ! So again, invest on buying good bicycle then on other vehicles like bikes or cars. Plus nowadays, there are a lots of types of bicycle that would suit your own needs and your own aesthetics.

For those who are striving for sexy retro bicycles, check out our list :

  • TOKYO BIKE: 

Approximate price : 400$

  • BRILLIANT BICYCLE CO.

    Tangerine

    Approximate price : 399$ 

  • LEKKER SPORTIEF.

Approximate price: 598$

  • SIDDHARTE.

Siddhartha Urban Single-Speed Coaster Bike

Approximate price: 299$

  • ERENPREISS ORIGINAL.

Approximate price: 800$

  • BIANCHI PISTA.

Approximate price: 1000$

The thing about retro bikes is that they fascinate many people with their stylish and classical style. Some of these bicycles brands know how to capture your nostalgia self reminiscing the old days or the present itself. Retro bikes are timeless and that is what gives them their eternal charm. Once you have one of these bikes, you don’t need to pretend to be someone else because these bikes alone give you automatically an original and fresh look of your whole being.

Bicycles are made of special elements like metal. It’s amazing how a common material like metal can contribute to create wonders like these ! That is what Shanghai Metal Corporation can provide you !

As representatives of the metal industry, Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metal quality products in the global field. As a major producer of stainless steel, copper, aluminium, shipping containers and other metal products and service, we essentially are committed to the universal use that metal can offer by delivering overseas and promoting environmental sustainability.

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Bike That Can Be Folded to the Size of an Umbrella

Nowadays, there are a lot of cars on the roads. Many people prefer bikes to cars as a way of transportation. It is good for your health, saves energy and protect environment. There are several types of bikes, hundreds brands and designs, but we are still missing something. The more bikes the less space for parking them. What to do?

Sada Bicycle is the answer!

This Hubless Bicycle Folds to the Size of an Umbrella

The inventor Gianluca Sada came up with this idea after being disappointed by current folding bicycle designs. His bicycle still has standard bicycle dimensions – 26 inches wheels, but the hub-less design means, that as the frame folds away, it comes apart from the wheels and that maximizes portability.

The packaging container can be used as a backpack and the whole bicycle can be folded with a single movement to the size of an umbrella. This design mostly focuses on saving space.

This Hubless Bicycle Folds to the Size of an Umbrella

Bicycle wheels typically get strength from the tension in the spokes, but this bike put strength into rim instead. This adds weight to the outside of the wheel and then you have to get this mass spinning. As this design is considered to be a city bike design, it wouldn’t be such a problem. The bikes have been currently tested in the cities all over the world. The inventor is hoping that he will develop this idea to the bike that combines light-weight and high performance.

Shanghai Metal Corporation sells aluminium, stainless steel and steel used for making bicycle parts or umbrella parts and also in many other applications. For more information visit our website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Download an application by scanning QR code below or follow us on Social Media.

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Credits : googleimages, inhabitat.com, dailymail.co.uk, gizmodo.com, redesignrevolution.com

The exotic titanium bicycle

Historically, the most common material for the tubes of a bicycle frame has been steel. No frame material is more durable than steel. It can ding, scratch, dent, even bend, and retain structural integrity. When well made and cared for, steel will last a lifetime. They are easy to work, and relatively inexpensive, but denser (and thus generally heavier) than many other structural materials. Another common frame used for bicycles is aluminum alloy. Aluminum alloys have a lower density and lower strength compared with steel alloys, however, aluminum frames are generally stiffer than steel, resulting in a harsher ride. When fractions of a second count, track racers prefer that rigidity. But for getting to the store over city streets, steel is a softer metal and offers a more forgiving ride.

Exotic materials such as titanium, carbon fiber, and even bamboo and cardboard are also used by some bicycle manufactures. Titanium is perhaps the most exotic and expensive metal commonly used for bicycle frame tubes. It combines many desirable characteristics, including a high strength to weight ratio and excellent corrosion resistance. Although reasonable stiff (roughly half that of steel), titanium is more difficult to machine than steel or aluminum, which sometimes limits its uses. Titanium frames are usually more expensive than similar steel or aluminum alloy frames, and prices can come up to 10.000 USD, compared to steel bicycles, which can be purchased for much cheaper than that, having the most expensive models at 10% of that price or aluminum bicycles with prices ranging between 200 USD and 400 USD.

Carbon fiber composite is an increasingly popular non-metallic material commonly used for bicycle frames. Although expensive (2.500 USD in average), it is light-weight, corrosion-resistant and strong, and can be formed into almost any shape desired. Several bicycle frames have been made of bamboo tubes connected with metal or composite joinery. Aesthetic appeal has often been as much of a motivator as mechanical characteristics. Cardboard has also been used for bicycle frames. Other non-metal materials such as thermoplastics, a category of polymers, can be reheated and reshaped, and there are several ways that they can be used to create a bicycle frame. Several bicycle frames have been made of wood, either solid or laminate. Combining different materials can provide the desired stiffness, compliance, or damping in different areas better than can be accomplished with a single material. The combined materials are usually carbon fiber and a metal, either steel, aluminum, or titanium.

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide range of metal products such as steel, stainless steel aluminum, titanium, carbon, in varying fittings and sizes.

Source: Wikipedia, missionbicycle.com

Camilla G.//SMC Editor

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