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Old 03-24-13, 11:52 AM
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100% chick designed bicycles

So I was riding home from the bike co-op yesterday with a bunch of our Saturday wrenchers. One of them (Joe... who has an eagle-eye for detail...) asked me what the funny sticker on the back of my Bianchi Volpe seat tube was.

I'd never noticed it before (embarrassing... )

So we stopped and I checked the back of seat tube and there was a sticker... 100% chick designed bicycles.

Checked it out at home and found that the bicycle was designed by Sky Yaeger.

Sky Yaeger has been leaving her mark on the bicycle world since the 1970s. Her years at Bianchi brought us such industry-shaking models as the “Milano,” the "Pista" and the “San Jose.” She also introduced the world to the first production single-speed ATBs (the Bianchi BOSS, BASS, BUSS, MUSS, DISS ,SISS, SASS, WUSS, GUSS, MUSS and LEWIS). Since she joined Swobo in 2006, it appears that she has been given the freedom to let her imagination and her design sense run wild. The results are wonderful. Swobo’s bikes are unlike anything the world has ever seen. Who would have imagined a galvanized bicycle frame until Yaeger made it happen?

Then discovered some other women who have shaped bicycle culture. Interesting.


Like most men, I always think of cycling as a male-dominated activity where every trip to work is a testosterone adventure and most cyclists are bred from alpha-male stock.

Kind of funny...
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Male dominated? It's true that fewer women commute, but it's not a sex exclusive sport. Then again I'm in a college beach town so that might skew things.
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There are A LOT of women involved in cycling in all facets of it. There is Nataile Ramsland of Sweetpea Bicycles, she is one of several women builders. That was an interesting list in that blog, but they barely scratched the surface.

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I flip bikes,,4 years ago at the end of the season I always had 4 or 5 girls bikes,,that I would give away for free cause nobody bought them. Now you can sell them no problem, more and more woman are riding bikes.
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I flip bikes,,4 years ago at the end of the season I always had 4 or 5 girls bikes,,that I would give away for free cause nobody bought them. Now you can sell them no problem, more and more woman are riding bikes.
Or men, especially older men, have discovered the virtue of a frame that doesn't require lifting a leg over the top bar.
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