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Old 07-24-08, 09:28 PM   #1
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Talking heads, eh?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brCk1-AVvRk

David Byrne designs bike racks for NYC with a difference.
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I love it, He just keeps popping back up every few years, always doing something cool.

They may not be the most practical best racks ever, but so what, they get attention which is good for the bike movement, and public art is a worthy societal expenditure,
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I love it, He just keeps popping back up every few years, always doing something cool.

They may not be the most practical best racks ever, but so what, they get attention which is good for the bike movement, and public art is a worthy societal expenditure,
Exactly, I started watching it assuming they'd be the usual boring swirly shapes and simple bends. How wrong was I
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That guy just has a good kind of crazy going on!

I'm actually thinking that they will have to mark his bike racks with signs, so that people know that they are for locking bikes and not just art alone. ...I can just imagine someone saying, "You can't lock your bike to that sculpture."

Otherwise, it's a way cool means of making bike racks aesthetically pleasing.
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Well i already thought David Byrne was pretty cool, but knowing he's a bike enthusiast makes him the shizz in my book.
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I can just imagine someone saying, "You can't lock your bike to that sculpture."
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Headlines cyclists ruining city sculptures!!!


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Old 07-25-08, 09:16 AM   #7
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David Byrne is and always has been the shizz and he never stops. From the Heads - good advice for commuters, "stay one step ahead of yourself"!
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For those of us who can't youTube at work:
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Nice ....................... very nice.

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Excellent.

Denver could use something like that. Possibly shaped like different weapons, ICBMs, etc.
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Holy cool...those are awesome racks!
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Excellent.

Denver could use something like that. Possibly shaped like different weapons, ICBMs, etc.
Rapid City, SD, has dibs on those
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Sweet. Nice folder he's riding in the video, too.
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David Byrne is my Jesus.
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Genius.
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David Byrne is my Jesus.
+1

he's touring again and will be in San Francisco in early October. I wonder if he wants to go for a ride out here.

I highly recommend see him.

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David Byrne designs bike racks for NYC with a difference.
Unfortunately,,,,, the difference is that his bike racks cost more to make, and don't hold as many bikes.

Looks like he's taken a page from the Gehry school of architecture.

The problem with bike racks that I've heard of is not that businesses don't think they look nice enough--it's just that most businesses don't want to pay to put them in.... So to build bike racks that are more expensive but look cuter is not really helping the problem of there being not enough bike racks.

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Sweet. Nice folder he's riding in the video, too.
I think it is a Hummer MTB, is it not?
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Which is a rebranded Montague folding bike

http://www.montagueco.com/
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I saw him live in 2004 or 05 in Athens, it was the best live show Ive ever seen, like 2 hours of nothing but Talking Heads and his amazing voice...

My fav parts were "Naturally when your hanging out with David Byrne its as much about the journey as the destination"... "Were almost, almost somewhere"
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David Byrne is my Jesus.
Amen. I always seem to miss his shows when he makes a rare appearance in Brisbane.

I always thought the lyrics of his that gave best cycling advice were "Look where you're going. You don't even know what you're knowing."

Cool racks, too.
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