100+ Years of Indian Motorcycles

Riding their 2020 offerings, we find the century-old motorbike brand continues to deliver

Founded in 1897, the Hendee Manufacturing Company would produce bicycles under the name “American Indian” and then simply “Indian.” The brand then assumed the name Indian Motorcycle Co in 1901 and launched a prototype and two production units. They began to sell motorcycles to the general public in 1902, and one year later co-founder Oscar Hedstrom set the then motorcycle world speed record of 56mph. In …

Brilliant Bicycle Co’s “L Train” Commuter Bike

Ride over NYC bridges with ease on this minimal machine

Roughly a quarter of a million people ride the L train from Brooklyn into Manhattan every day. So when the MTA announced that service into Manhattan by train would be suspended for 15 months beginning in April of 2019 to fix tunnels damaged by Hurricane Sandy, there wassome concernto say the least. While alternatives to getting to and from the city ranging from the conceivable …

Thousand’s 1970s-Style Gloves

The LA-based company releases limited edition cycling accessories

When Thousand founder Gloria Hwang lived in Austin, she would frequent the FrankenBike swap-meet to find parts for the vintage bikes she was building. There she met a guy that the cycling enthusiasts fondly called “new old stock guy,” who sold ’70s-era bike parts and accessories. One time he had mint condition leather bike gloves on offer, and Hwang bought every pair. “They were really …