Monday, October 7, 2013

The Vision of A Bike

No matter where you go in Europe....there's some guy around the corner who has this vision of a different kind of bike.

He'll spend hours and weeks in the developmental stage, and eventually emerge with his creation.  A few neighbors will see it.  Someone will ask if a second bike can be modified.  And eventually it turns into a practical thing....which a few people are willing to buy.

Commercial successes.  Commercial failures.

Nothing ever gets a patent in this type of case.  A guy simply views his image as a one of a kind, and generally moves on.

If you walked around Wiesbaden, or Paris, or Amsterdam on a fall afternoon....there's a thousand variations of bicycle that you will see.  Some are one-of-a-kind.  

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