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Through the mid to late 1960s the adult market continued to grow due to a physical fitness kick, and promotion of cycling by the medical profession (e.g., Dwight D. Eisenhower’s prominent heart specialist, Dr. Paul Dudley White) as a healthy activity.  Many of the adult bikes sold were lightweight English-style racers….

from: The Bike Boom from 1963 to 1973.
good read, history of bikes in the US.
» Philippe Starck And Peugeot Create A Hybrid Bike-Scooter, For A Bike-Sharing Program

The hybrid design makes a lot of sense, but we wonder if having a name-brand designer simply invites thievery.

Following the wild success of custom-designed public bicycles in Paris and Copenhagen, Bordeaux will be the latest metropolis to unveil its very own city bike, by French design dynamo Philippe Starck. A twist: It’s a bike and a scooter rolled into one.

fastcodesign, 21.02.12.

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