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NYC Bike Thieves, Your Day Has Come!

November 17, 2008

As avid New York City cyclists, we have been paying close attention to the CityRacks Design Competition which invited smart people from all over the world to come up with the Big Apple's sidewalk rack of the future. As could probably have been predicted, a couple of bike-happy Danes, Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve of Bettlelab, won with their "Hoops" concept (though they had a ringer in City Hall). The Department of Transportation will be installing 5,000 racks around the city, giving us all more places to park. We predict nothing will ever compete with a parking sign, but we're not design experts. Also, all that staring at fancy racks reminded us of the Neistat Brothers' video from a few years ago in which they steal their own bike in broad daylight in some of the busiest areas of the city (watch it after the jump). Maybe these new joints will be so beautiful to look at that people will actually notice when a dude takes a blowtorch to your Kryptonite.

Anyway, speaking of the Neistats, as we read in the premiere issue of TAR magazine, they will have an 8-episode series on HBO early next year that will collect some of their old videos and some new ones and will maybe look something like this.

Posted: November 17, 2008
NYC Bike Thieves, Your Day Has Come!