Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bike news Review – 11/30/12

Turin Bicycles to open Chicago shop, launch bike brand
Bicycle Retailer – 11/30/12
Denver’s Turin Bicycles returns to its roots in more ways than one as it readies a new retail location in Chicago that will sell its own brand of bicycles as well as products and accessories from Asia and Europe that currently do not have U.S. distribution.

Passion Fuels Topanga Small Business to Start Production of New Bicycle Company
Topanga Messenger – 11/29/12
Topanga-based Xaayy Bicycle Company introduces one of the first high-performance 650b titanium mountain bike frames on the market today.


Bear Spray Helps Catch ‘Bicycle Bandit’ in San Francisco
NBC Bay Area – 11/29/12
Neighbors say it was a brave move, but police are not encouraging people to confront criminal suspects, even if they are armed with toxic spray


Do cheap bikes mean fewer riders?
Bicycle Retailer – 11/29/12
So once again, it’s clear that, for the vast majority of cyclists at all levels, It’s Not About The Bike. And it’s not surprising that, with their heightened mechanical sensitivity and loathing for BSOs (bicycle shaped objects), retailers think it is.
(A nice opinion piece reminding us that cyclists are individuals, not types. – Tom)





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