Bike Shaped Objects

Funky bikes and news
Bikes ride through history – Bike News Review – 1/30/14

Park Tool makes History Channel
Bicycle Retailer – 1/29/14
Park Tool, its president Eric Hawkins and its trademark Park Blue color made an appearance on national television Tuesday evening. Hawkins and his company were featured on The History Channel’s American Restoration reality show. In the show, Hawkins asked the show’s Rick Dale of Las Vegas-based Rick’s Restoration to restore an old cigarette vending machine and convert it to a Park Tool vending machine.

From Boneshaker to BMX: 150 years of the bicycle
CNN – 1/28/14
CNN’s Art of Movement looks at cycling. Here, with help from bike historian David V. Herlihy, we explore how the bicycle developed into the world’s most popular vehicle.

Museum acquires rare Canton-made bicycle
Canton Rep – 1/27/14
“We’ve had this on our wish list for years and years,” said Kimberly Kenney, curator of the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, as she held the handlebars of a rare turn-of-the-century Dueber Grand bicycle in her white-gloved hands.

History buff co-authors book on Wisconsin’s early love of bicycling
Fon du Lac Hub – 1/25/14
Bicycles are an early European invention dating back to the 1810s. They made their way to Wisconsin in 1869, which is now documented in “Wheel Fever: How Wisconsin Became a Great Bicycle State.”


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