Sunday, January 30, 2011

Richard Schwinn talks advocacy on "the outspoken cyclists"

I have recently discovered The Outspoken Cyclist podcast (iTunes) from WJCU in Cleveland.


The first episode I heard was with Richard Schwinn of Waterford precision bicycles (and a descendant of Ignaz Schwinn, founder of the Schwinn bicycle company).  Although the interview not the fate of the Schwinn brand, capture, was complained thoroughly for over 15 years, we've covered topics to here on the bike path (and links feel much more informed me about the different types of welding).


I recommend to give this episode to listen to:


Here are some highlights:


The bike is one of the ways that become cities more livable.



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If you are a Republican would support to cycling, because if you go the cost of living to see, then you get people out of cars and cycling.


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If you need to successfully expect America wealth, increase the cost of living down so that we don't have such high wages in order for people to have a good life to life is cycling an important part. Reduce the costs of education? Children back riding bikes back in school. Since the number B├╝sing is two budget lines in the school budget. Everybody is will not bused, racial integration, but because the roads are too dangerous to walk or bike. If you have the problem of the roads and safety for cyclists, you now cut the budget for schools. By the way, have the budget for roads also reduce.


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If you really want to reduce the things are travelling costs the Government will truly like the activities by improve infrastructure for cycling and pedestrian, mass transit and things happen.



When add all benefits [steel], so far outweigh the problems with it, it is still the best material.



What [titanium frame maker LiteSpeed] discovered is less demanding of the driver was the more important weight to you. And so your lightest bike was your cheapest bike.


Sorry, there is no snappy quote from this section. But if you've ever wondered, what about bike geeks when you talk about metals and welds talk, listen to. If not, skip to...



The thing about a bike that I think some people really know is that a bicycle perhaps is the most demanding mechanical structure that is made by man.


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We design a bike frame way closer to the technical limitations of the tube and we have done for over a century.


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You can not break two pipes on the bike without something really bad happens.


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