Urban Bicycle Culture – From Bicycles vs Cars to LEVs

Many cyclists would like to see the end to the rule of the car in the modern city. They wish to see a transportation culture built around bicycles instead. Mikael Colville-Andersen is one who argues forcefully for this, the key theme being that cities need to be built around people and social needs. He spoke …

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Freestyle bikes & BMX Bike Culture 40 Years On

“Moto-crosso, mo-to-croooos-ooooo” chants the Zulerhead freestyle dreamer as guns his wannabe BMX over the drop sometime in late 1974. Nothing like keeping it simple and hanging on a fixed-gear edge. Zulerhead, known to his parents as “Andrew”, was pissed that all he had was this racing-frame “street”-bike hybrid. Lucky him. Some of us had much …

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Specialized Bikes and Kinesis: Brands, Suppliers, Defective Products

It’s a plain fact: the big brands rely on China-based (not Chinese) manufacturing to stay in the bicycle game and even turn a profit. Taiwan companies are behind this by and large. But to find out about who actually makes what and for whom is a very tricky business. Good luck in finding a way …

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