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Look x Lacoste 2011 Bike

look lacoste 2011 bike   Look x Lacoste 2011 Bike

Fashion brands and cycling at times work together with each other. While sneaker and lifestyle brand Puma is making the most noise (negative and positive), Lacoste will step up with its first bike.

Lacoste and Look have came together for this collaboration, using an urban city bike as their silhouette.

Brooks supplied the seat, while a Lacoste pouch is secured to the seatpost and saddle. Expected release is Spring 2011.

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FAS Custom Bicycles Creating One of a Kind Bikes

fas custom bicycles creating one kind bikes   FAS Custom Bicycles Creating One of a Kind Bikes

FAS Custom Bicycles strive to design one-of-a-kind bikes influenced by art and the cycling culture.

When you look at an FAS model, you will know there’s nothing like it on the market. Aiming for innovative creations, unique designs and craftsmanship, FAS has landed a direct hit.

Although you can purchase an FAS Custom bike, most are used for store displays, photo props, and advertising.

When you purchase any type of bicycle, you want to make sure it’s the right choice for you. FAS’s handmade bikes does exactly that, assisting the cyclists to feel as “one” with the bike.

FAS offers various sizes, but its builds are typically similar to a 26″ bike. You can choose from single speed or multiple speeds depending on what fits you best. Custom paint job and accessories are also available.

Expect new designs from FAS in the near future. To purchase or…

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Montague Paratrooper Fold Up Military Bike

montague fold up paratrooper military bikes   Montague Paratrooper Fold Up Military Bike

Montague is a corporation located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its claim to fame is selling the “Paratrooper” folding bikes to the US Military.

The Montague Fold Up Paratrooper bike will release in a “Pro” version this Winter for $1,049.

Paratrooper received its name from soldiers strapping the bike to their backs while parachuting from an airplane. Upon landing, the soldiers would detach the folding bike and ride into the fields.

The Paratrooper is not your traditional folding bike. Fully assembled, the Paratrooper is a 26 inch mountain bike with 24 speeds. No tools are required for assembly.

Surprisingly, the Montague Paratrooper only comes in Army green (sarcasm).

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Paul Smith Helmets

paul smith helmets   Paul Smith Helmets

Giro helmets gets fashionably hip with new designs by Paul Smith. The fashion designer’s love for cycling goes a long way back and with his collaboration with Giro, Smith shows off three helmets bearing his signature.

Smith explains further, “With cycling becoming ever more popular especially in cities, making a bike helmet which we feel good in is quite difficult. I think the shape of these helmets is really great and the matt finishes are really good. Apart from offering them in plain colors I have also added some colorful designs to them which I hope add more fun to something which could save your life.”

The Giro helmets have an in-mold construction in a basic hard shell shape. There are three designs featured by Smith. These are crayon-like stripes, animal faces and abstract. Retail price for the Paul Smith helmet is $95.

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Juri Zaech Write A Bike

juri zaech write a bike   Juri Zaech Write A Bike

Inspired by retro bicycles and typography, Juri Zaech presents the “Write a Bike”.

The Write a Bike’s, by Juri Zaech, frame spells names out in cursive, going beyond cycling for a true piece of art. Although it looks like a mixture of words, you are still able to read what Zaech designed.

Creative indeed, but one thing we noticed was the lack of a crankset. It is unknown if the Juri Zaech Write A Bike will ever come to the market.

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Autum Minion Cruiser

autum minion cruiser   Autum Minion Cruiser

With low maintenance and comfort in mind, Autum has released the Minion cruiser bicycle.

Autum will only release products they have a passion for and in limited numbers. For example, the Autum Minion is limited to 7.

Made in the USA, the Minion is constructed of a cantilever steel frame with a powder coat finish. The stem is laser engraved with the specific build number.

Your price for the Autum Minion cruiser is $1,630.

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Google Maps now has Cycling Directions for Canada

google maps cycling directions canada   Google Maps now has Cycling Directions for Canada

Back in March, Google launched cycling directions for the United States. Now in November, nine cities in Canada will experience Google directions leading to local bike paths and lanes. The rest of Canada will have basic cycling directions that will direct you to roads with less traffic.

The nine cities with the better version of Google cycling directions are Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, Ottawa, Gatineau, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Waterloo.

If you notice an error, Google asks for you to use the reporting tool so they can fix it. You can also suggest cycling routes to be included….

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