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Thursday, July 19, 2012

@cme FlatFree Bicycle Wheelsets [Kickstarter]


ABOUT THIS PROJECT

I was born to put a million more people on bicycles. 
Being a life-long member of the bicycle community and business, I know how bicycles can change the planet. I also know the frustrations inherent in modern bicycle design. 
(Video above is me riding my @cme FlatFree Wheelset equipped bike with nails and screws in the tires for 20 miles at CicLAvia in Los Angeles. I'm still riding those tires today). 
I've been lucky enough to be at the forefront of many breakthroughs in the cycling world, including Shimano's commitment to internal shifting hubs, the advent of the Mountain Bike, and the creation of BMX in the 70's. 
One of the biggest frustrations the public experiences with bikes is getting, repairing, and dealing with flat tires and being seen at dusk and nighttime. 
That day is over. Last year a company developed and introduced the no-flat tire used in our system. The problem is that it ONLY fits on a very specific sized rim (probably not what's on your bike...) and is fairly difficult to install. And it's expensive.

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