Two must see videos: Fairdale repurposes the front derailleur and the Hack Bike Derby film

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You’ve made it half way through the week, hurrah! Time to kick back, throw your shoes off and hit Youtube. Your boss said it’s fine, honest…

Okay, that’s a lie, but we recommend tilting your screen long enough to watch two great videos that have surfaced in the past 24 hours.

The first, from Fairdale Bikes, will have your mechanic disappearing temporarily in search of all the front derailleurs you’ve ever tossed. Ever fancied your own pinball machine? Hit play to find out how to make your own:

Another to get you in the creative mood, it’s the much anticipated Hack Bike Derby video, produced by Alex Rankin. As seen at the recent Bristol handmade bike show, the 17 Hack Bike Derby builds are something to behold. Thought they’d be taking it easy on the tarmac for the Derby? Not a chance, into the slop they go:

If you’ve yet to check it out, we fully recommend reading the science behind Robin Mather’s incredible experiment – the “adjustable geometry bike with three channel analogue data recorder.”

Main image via HackBikeDerby Instagram.