This indoor bike can knit a scarf in five minutes: Cyclo-Knitter

To stave off the cold and boredom of waiting at the train station, Dutch design student George Barratt-Jones made a pedal-powered knitting machine that can whip up a neck scarf in five minutes flat. He writes, "[It] gets you warm by moving, you are making something while you wait and in the end you are left with a free scarf! That you can decide to keep yourself or give to someone who needs it more."

Check out his design notes and photos here:

Cyclo Knitter by George Barratt-Jones

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A stationary exercise bike that looks like an old school cruiser

The Schwinn Classic Cruiser may well be the coolest indoor fitness bike out there. It's not only snazzy to look at but it's also Bluetooth-enabled.

For $799, you get the retro red stationary bike along with an app that allows you to "ride through a 1950’s town while delivering newspapers & avoiding obstacles." For another $99, you get the accessory kit which includes: a "'Cruisin' license plate, Schwinntastic red and white streamers, retro bike horn, water bottle and mountable water bottle holder."

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A DIY Peloton at-home stationary cycling solution for introverts

I decided I needed to start exercising again, and spinning--cycling on a stationary bike--is the best choice for me. Peloton looked awesome, but too expensive. I figured out a way to enjoy the features of Peloton I care about, without spending the big bucks. Here's how you can do it, too. Read the rest