Wednesday, December 26, 2007

at the top of my new bike wish list

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i need a new tank flying pigeons. traditional three-speed design and comfort, chinese-made and available there for about $50, give or take. get them here for about $350 and up, in three different styles. read about them here. when you check out the website, hit "refresh" and you'll get a slightly different version of the movie poster. nice touch. the bikes are cheap, well-made, and a likely victim of the westernization of beijing.
[read the article. it's long, but a very revealing look at how the automobile fixes something that isn't broken.]
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and now on a completely different note...
christmas morning tragedy in texas

4 comments:

S.Fuller said...

Gotta love the middleman. $30 bike selling for $300 - 1200 here in the states. I have a friend in China right now... maybe I should just pay him to buy one and ship it over.

the mostly reverend said...

i'd like the double top tube model in either shiny black, or shiny red. hell, maybe one of each, eh? they ARE cheap.

S.Fuller said...

Mail sent off to him. Will see what he says. I'd rather pay some markup to a friend rather than a stranger.

Anonymous said...

Come see Tarik talk on Jan 19th at the IBC dinner, he gonna talk about this very subject!

gpickle

oh yeah, FUCK YOU!