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Actor Robin Williams Gets pulled Over in New York for Cycling

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Actor Robin Williams recently shared his experience with the ladies of “The View” regarding his recent brush with the police while cruising on his bike in New York City.

According to Williams, he was on the road dressed as a “terrorist” or a “crack dealer” when he made a quick detour up to the sidewalk on his bike. The comedian swore that at the time, there was nobody looking and that the coast was clear.

He was surprised when he got pulled over by the cops.

The authorities at first did not recognize the Oscar Award winning actor but when the police did recognize him, he was let off with a warning.

The View host Elisabeth Hasselbeck exclaimed “I got hit by a bike on a sidewalk!” to which Williams quickly replied “Well, it’s the law because of her,” much to the laughter of the audience and the hosts….

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2011 Cube Town Bike

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2011 Cube Town City Bike   2011 Cube Town Bike

The perfect bike for the everyday city bike user can be found in the 2011 Cube Town Bike.

The new bike from Cube offers several non traditional technologies that fits perfectly for the daily city grind or for casual rides down the street or pavement.

It features Alu Lite technology, which is basically the usage of lighter than usual aluminium alloy, in the form of a heat treated high-density 6061 aluminum. The end product is a non-shearing, stiffer material that is also corrosion and fatigue resistant and perfect for the highest levels of stiffness.

It also features their wet pain surface, which uses a multi-layer wet paint that helps in saving weight for the bike’s overall weight.

Specification for this women’s city bike includes an Alu Trekking Women specific frame, a NEX4110 Suntour frame, a semi-integrated FSA No. 10 headset with stems coming from Easton (EA30, 25.4mm) and Easton EA30 Riser handlebars….

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2011 Flying Machine BASE Urban

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2011 flying machine base urban   2011 Flying Machine BASE Urban

Flying Machine returns to the bike scene once again with a blazing new bike called the 2011 Flying Machine BASE Urban.

Following the fresh release of their last endeavor, Flying Machine is setting the standards once more for bike enthusiasts with the BASE Urban, which embraces the urban lifestyle with minimal maintenance required and high quality materials.

The BASE Urban is durable and strong unlike other city bikes thanks to the unique Flying Machine frame and fork as well as highly adaptable components from renowned parts such as Shimano, Promax, SRAM, Dia and Compe.

Another unique feature for the BASE Urban is the Gates Carbon Belt Drive System, which helps make the Urban a low maintenance and longer lasting belt drive system compared to other brands. The belt drive also assures maximum synchronicity between the rider and the bike for even the toughest curves or turns on the road.

No price has been…

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Milk Bikes: UK Based Commuter Bikes

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England-based Milk Bikes might have produced some of the lowest maintenance commuter bikes out.

According to Milk Bikes founders Mark Meadows and Richard Craven, the company’s goal was to design and market a bike that can easily be taken to work and back on the daily. The two are long time cyclists and commuters who started Milk in 2010 in order to pursue their love for riding to work without the hassle of a high maintenance ride.

A lot of labor and man-hours have been utilized in order to create the designs for the bike’s frameset and forks as well as components to be used for the bike. Currently there are two prototypes being built and tested in Essex, UK. Both of which will be available this spring.

Milk’s frame and fork is constructed from a double-butted 4130 cro-moly tubing coupled with a geometry designed to provide riders great comfort without hampering…

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Denver B-Cycle Launch

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To lessen the city’s carbon emissions, Denver launches B-cycle. It is a bike-sharing system that promotes healthy choices by commuting via bicycles to and from city spots. Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper explains further, “Denver residents embrace healthy and sustainable living, so it’s natural that Denver is now home to the first large-scale bike-sharing system in the U.S. We’re confident that Denver can set an example for the whole country and show that bike-sharing is a viable transportation option to help improve the overall health of Americans and reduce our carbon footprint.”

The B-cycle was created by Humana, Trek Bicycle and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. The initiative was designed to accommodate U.S cities, universities and corporate campuses. The B-cycle bikes have a computerized tracking system which records different data like how much calories did you burn, your contribution to the city’s efforts in reducing carbon emissions.

President of B-cycles and general counsel for…

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