Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike News Review – 10/12/12

Machete-wielding man on bicycle crashes girl’s birthday party; steals beer
Yahoo News – 10/12/12
The Naples News reports that the 42-year-old father was hosting the party for his daughter when the man, described as an acquaintance, showed up and started loading beer into plastic bags and attempted to ride away on his bicycle. When the host tried to stop him, he pulled the machete from his waistband.

Bicycle component manufacturer to bring 324 jobs to Utah
Standard-Examiner – 10/11/12
ENVE Composites, an Ogden-based maker of high-end bicycle components, will expand its local manufacturing facility to bring 324 more jobs to Utah using tax incentives from the state. Many of those jobs, CEO Sarah Lehman said, could be from China, where the company currently makes parts.

Where will we get the next generation of affordable bikes?
Bicycle Retailer – 10/10/12
The nascent Chinese recession notwithstanding, the cost of manufacturing bicycles in China will only continue to rise over time. So where will America’s next generation of affordable bikes come from?

One Smart Electric Bicycle
EV World – 10/10/12
Unlike the city car however, this vehicle has only half the number of seats, and half the numer of wheels. It’s also, technically speaking, a hybrid–using an electric motor on the rear wheel, and… your legs.


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