Category: Bicycle Industry

Seattle bike show: Bob Roll speaks

Outdoor Life Network's pro cycling race commentator Bob Roll speaks at the Seattle bike show. He predicts Lance Armstrong will win the Tour de France in 2005.

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Seattle bicycle show: One-hand braking system

This is the differential for the Brake Director, a device that allows smooth one-handed braking on bicycles. It was mounted on the handlebar of a bicycle at the Feb. 19 and 20 Seattle bike show.

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Seattle bicycle show: The WITFIT

Walt Krul, one of the inventors of the WITFIT, shows how this four-wheeler is operated. He and his brother, Steve, developed the cycle, which is built in Pasco, Washington. The rider propels the cycle with his arms and legs, and steers by leaning the handlebars. More information is available at their website.

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Seattle bicycle show: Closeup of touring bike coupling

A closeup view of the S and S coupling on the new Rodriguez “W-2 Adventure” touring bicycle on display at the Feb. 19 and 20 bike show in Seattle. For more information on this foldable bike, visit the Rodriguez website. More information on S and S couplings is available at the S and S Machine …

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Seattle bicycle show: Rodriguez touring bike with couplers

The Seattle-based Rodriguez bicycle company displayed its new “W-2 Adventure” travel bicycle at the Seattle bike show on Feb. 19 and 20. Rodriguez introduced the use of S and S couplings on this hand-built touring bicycle so it can be folded and transported in a 26-by-26-inch suitcase. For more info, go to the Rodriguez website.

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Recall: Seatposts on some Cannondale bicycles

Cannondale Bicycle is recalling 1,400 faulty suspension seatposts that were installed on some of its bicycles and sold in late 2004.

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One China city exports more bicycles than all of Taiwan

At one time, only the state-run Flying Pigeon bicycle plant operated in China's Tianjin. Today, there are upwards of 800 bicycle and bicycle parts makers there.

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Pyramid power at heart of bicycle frame

Cyclists are always looking for lighter and stronger equipment. Engineers at BYU are trying to meet those demands with bicycle frame that relies on pyramid power, as well as carbon fiber and Kevlar. …

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Not all Trek bicycles are “Made in the USA”

Where does Wisconsin-based Trek make most of its bicycles? Asia, of course.

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Recall for bicycle brake cables by Shimano

Bicycle component maker Shimano has issued a recall for some brake cables sold for road bicycles in North America. The recall was announced in Europe six weeks ago.

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