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Old 07-24-06, 07:40 PM
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I think it's more because we in America think of the bicycle as a piece of sporting equipment rather than as a daily vehicle for the most part.
I was admiring one of the little Kona "Smoke" models, set up with fenders, street tires, rack, and so forth. A perfect bike for the kiddies commuting around campus. But it's the only one I've ever seen here; most of the kids buy mid-priced mountain bikes with knobby tires, suspension, etc. This to go from dorms to campus and back.
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