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This Sears 3 speed bike, circa 1966 or so, is one I used to own.  I sold it to a friend about 3 years ago.  It is from Austria.   I doubt you can buy much made in Austria at Sears today.  The Saddle is a “Lepper” brand and is from Switzerland… the front generator light is a Soubitez from France… the rack and kickstand are Pletscher from Switzerland… the pannier bags are also from Sears… black vinyl… with white contrast trim.

It is a very basic but beautiful black bike.  I don’t know why I love bikes so much.

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Drillium

this the chassis of a 1940’s built monoposto race car from Germany… it was driven by a BMW 328 sport coupe engine in the back.  It was built by Helmut Polensky who drove it to the German Championship in 1949.  I really like how he drilled out the front of this VW front end he was using.    I dunno… something about just drilling a whole boatload of holes in a machine that really intrigues me.  Pretty much you can take anything… and drill a bunch of holes very carefully in it… and it begins to look cool for some reason.

Cyclists… in their quest for lightness… took this to the extreme with “drillium” parts in the 1960’s and 1970’s.  Lovely… Kinda stupid… but lovely!

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this comic is the first of several posts… delving into the cargo bike world… You have to admit… it is one hell of an obscure reference in a comic strip to feature a Bakfiets cargo bike.

and the award goes to yehudamoon.com…. damn forward thinking of you!  Thanks!

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velorbis bikes

found these guys today… velorbis bicycles

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Copenhagenize.com is an english language blog dedicated to bike culture in Copenhagen.  Lots of interesting Bike links… and bike commuter info.

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check out nihola.com Imagine what life would be like if more people used these instead of cars…  BikesnobNYC calls these… “Smugbikes”!   (for the people who ride them)  Funny guy that Bikesnob.

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