Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monster Machines Issue #2

Monster machines Issue # 2: Vive la liberté!

This is the Clever Optimist, or Optimist Clever, which I encountered in Paris France a few years back:

I am fond of green colored bikes, as well as those sporting cantilever brakes, fenders, and racks. Plus, I especially liked the name of this one.

After returning state side, I did some modest googling to try to find out more about it. No luck, though I did find a link to this bike shop out in Portland.

In the ‘worth reading’ section of their website is this essay, which starts thus:

El socialismo puede llegar solo en bicicleta.

It is relatively brief, though dense, and like the proprietors at Clever Cycles, I recommend reading.


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