Month: April 1986

Tom Brokaw Cruises Tiananmen on a Giant

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The “NBC Nightly News” on Monday featured Tom Brokaw (pictured) cruising Tiananmen Square on a Giant bike. It was nearly 20 years ago that Brokaw rode a bike with a hidden camera through Tiananmen Square just after the 1989 student uprising. Click on link to see segment.

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What do “The Wall Street,” “The Hipster,” “The MoMA” and “Mudflap Tammy” have in common with artist David Byrne (pictured circa 1991)? No, they’re not tracks off his latest album; they’re actually Byrne-designed bike racks that will grace NYC streets. Click on link for details.

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“They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother SHUT YOUR MOUTH! I’m talkin’ ’bout Shaft. THEN WE CAN DIG IT!” —Isaac Hayes. Hayes died at his home on Sunday. He was 65.

Iron Horse Licenses Ellsworth’s Suspension

HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycles has acquired the license for the Instant Center Tracking suspension design from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles. Iron Horse will introduce the four-bar fully active suspension design to its 2010 line, which will include cross-country, freeride and downhill platforms. “The folks at Iron Horse share my vision for building bikes with real, …

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“The world just got a little less funny.” —George Clooney said of actor and comedian Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday from complications from pneumonia. He was 50.