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Originally Posted by nashcommguy View Post
Thank you. Those are great shots. I suggested to my 'shift' union rep' about making a UAW commuter bike w/all US manufactured components, assembly and design. W/t UAW logo on the head tube. He loved the idea. He's going to bring it up at the next Union meeting. Maybe do a tie-in w/ Harley-Davidson, GM, Chrysler...somebody. Not a cheap 'denali like' rb, but a solid, utilitarian igh bike similar to the old Raleighs, but hipper. It's green, and would put people to work in a much needed 'niche' industry. Federal funding may be available.
Keep us posted--I'm a UAW member and might be interested if this idea gets off the ground. I wish they'd put a big bike assembly plant where one of the car plants used to be and staff it with union workers.

I've seen a big increase in bike traffic here in Lansing over the last 5 years, especially in midwinter. Unlike Detroit, we have a decent public transit system.
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