Eurobike news roundup 1
Brompton's new wider gearing, Sturmey's fixed three-speed, Tout-Terrain's trigger shifter for Rohloff, dynamo charger, Kidztandem on show, and the Bullitt load bike
Posted by Peter Eland on Friday 5 Sep 2008
Brompton's wide six speed
about the wide-range brompton gearing: they showed similar at last year's interbike. it wasn't production-ready. any word on availability?
Congratulations to Rohloff. We have number 003, the third one made! I'm just waiting dor Bernie to decide which bike she wants it in next.
As for Sturmey going 'Fixie', I really don't get why they (and Sram too) are investing resources in a silly fashion craze, which will die out as soon as the 'Kool' people start using something else. (Rohloffs, perhaps)
If the messengers started riding without saddles, soon avery student and fashion victim would be limping around with sore backsides.
I would love to have that gold hub on my surly.
That da-bomb bike look like the old european cargobike. Though it looks like it has a serious long toptube if you ask me.. But nice colours.
Yup, it's the cargobike layout but I guess they're going for a more sporty look/feel, hence the more leaned-over position.
Turns out BTW that it wasn't Da Bomb who make it - it was just on their stand - it's actually a Danish company, Larry vs Harry:
Lots more about the bikes on that site.
"As for Sturmey going 'Fixie', I really don't get why they (and Sram too) are investing resources in a silly fashion craze"
Dammit - I've been riding fixed for nearly 15 years now and I never knew I was fashionable (hint: sweeping generalisations make you look like an ass). If S-A get the ratios right, it could be a viable addition to my Audax bike.
I can often be found riding round York on a black Dave Yates fixed, so feel free to stop me and congratulate me on my fashion acumen.
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