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Steve MacDonald Bicycle Film Festival Art Stolen by Target

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Looks like Target might be in a bit of trouble, as their brand “Room Essentials” otherwise known as RE Style has taken Steve MacDonald’s art for the Bicycle Film Festival 2009. On the left you see Target’s Bicycle print, and on the right is Steve MacDonald’s original print, although there are slight changes, overall the concept was stolen. It is common for large companies to take art and concepts from others, although it is far from being right. Sorry to hear about your frustration Steve, now it is time to submit a cease and desist.

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Smith Sequel II Multi-Lens Eyewear

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Smith Sequel II Multi-Lens Eyewear catches the West Coast style for fashion with its outstanding clarity and protection while on the road.

The Grilamid TR-90 frame is super durable and offers comfort even for smaller faces. With 100% UVA/UVB/UVC protection and TLT Carbonic lenses, the shades increase optics across a full spectrum of light conditions, allowing distortion-free viewing, resist impact, maximize coverage and minimize peripheral exposure to sun, wind and glare.

To ensure that it does not slip to the face, the Hydrophilic Megol nose piece and temple has been functionally designed.

Smith Sequel II Multi-Lens Eyewear has comes in a tortoise frame that comes with three interchangeable lenses in Brown (18% light transmission), Clear (70% light transmission) and Yellow (68% light transmission).

Additionally, it also has a Black frame that comes with three interchangeable lenses in Grey (15% light transmission), Clear (70% light transmission) and Yellow (68% light transmission).

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Easy Drying With ZeroGoo Bladder Dryer

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The ZeroGoo BladderDryer was designed to dry wet bladders before storage, thus eliminating grime build up and bacteria. Here’s how it works:

Like the cap on a bladder, the ZeroGoo Bladder Dryer easily screws onto the bladder. Then powered on, the blower inflates the empty bladder with cool air that the dryer pumps out. After the bladder has been dried, it is ready for safe storage.

The concept of this product is great, but testing revealed that it could be improved upon.

Because bladders are composed of hard-to-dry plastic materials, The ZeroGoo Dryer had a modest effect on the drying process after 30 minutes. A dry bladder is difficult to achieve without heat because cool air doesn’t efficiently evaporate water.

Now, we can’t say that the Bladder Dryer should produce the heat of a hair dryer because we don’t know what effects heat can have on materials that bladders are made…

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Camelbak Light Weight Octane Packs

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The Camelbak Octane Series just came out with its latest designs and colors to choose from for a more “in-the-mood” outdoor ride.

The backpacks come in a series of ultralight packs. The materials used are made of a ristop-like material suitable for multisport activities. Colors come in orange and green XCT for a more cycling oriented pack.

There are two smaller packs that comes with a 70 oz bladder and the Octane 24 which comes in black has a 100 oz resevior. Both have external storage space, a light weight mesh on the sides of the waist belt and a 18x expandable center zip.

The Octane 18 comes in various colors, orange, green, black and a dark cheddar/graphite and has a capacity of 18L. The handle is shaped to stay in place this way it isn’t a hassle to its user. The 18x has two mesh pockets on the waist belt…

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Rudy Project Sterling Helmet

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rudy project sterling helmet   Rudy Project Sterling HelmetThe Rudy Project Sterling Helmet is a comfortable fitting helmet with an awesome adjustment system that uses a comfort ring along with their retention dial system that they call RSR7.

The RSR7 is easily pulled on and is easy to adjust even with your gloves on. The Sterling Helmet comes with a floating inner net, which also works as a bug shield, that is also comfortable as well unlike other helmet nets. The padding system is attached with the use of a small Velcro patch that is glued in the helmet’s shell.

Although, in the prototype of this helmet, the Velcro pads tend to get unglued sometimes but on their final model, the Velcro pads are glued very well. The Sterling helmet has 18 ventilation holes to be exact, which is great enough to cool down your head and is even impressive during hot weathers.

This Sterling Helmet also comes…

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The Reading Rickshaw Project

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the reading rickshaw project 300x225   The Reading Rickshaw ProjectLauren, Joe and Sarah are students and alumni of the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. They came out with a program dubbed as the Reading Rickshaw. The objective of the program is to enhance and instill awareness in the community on arts and books through a one of a kind literary journey on a four wheeled bicycle ride.

Art and books, literary collections hand picked by artists will also be exhibited in strategic points as the mobile artistic journey goes underway. The scheme is to impart creative ideas, artist lectures, read a story along while enjoying the ride. The basic element of the concept is to make books and art available in parks, lakes and downtown Minneapolis where it is ordinarily beyond the reach of many people.

Strange as it may seem, Sarah, Lauren and their friends already made a similar project before. The Art Shanty Project was…

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Third Party Testing for Newly Made Bikes for Kids

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As of now, all bikes manufactured after the 17th of May and all the bikes to be sold to kids of 12 and under must pass the test conducted by independent laboratory in compliance to the federal bicycle regulations. Moreover, the industry is waiting for the response for their plea to push the deadline back, for the third time.

All adult bikes made after the said date, need not be tested by a third-party, however, it must be shipped with a certificate of compliance, 16 CFR 1512, pursuant to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of August 2008.

A petition was filed with the Consumer Product Safety Commission last April 1 by the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association, requesting the Monday deadline be extended to one year giving ample time for more labs to obtain accreditation by CPSC as testing facilities. A decision by the commission is yet to be made regarding this…

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