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Derringer Cycles: Hybrid Bikes Modeled After 1920’s Racers

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On September 14, 2010 @ 4:15 pm In Green Products,Innovation | 6 Comments

derringer, bikes, bicycles, hybrids, green design [1]

On the hunt for a bicycle [2] that doesn’t have a drab, traditional hybrid frame? Then check out Derringer Cycles [3], a line of hybrid bikes modeled after 1920’s racing motorcycles. These stunning bikes [4] have been designed as a throwback to the classics, featuring Brooks leather saddles and polished copper rivets. Each Derringer cycle can easily be operated as regular bike [5], but if you need to climb a hill in a hurry you can rev up its engine to cruise up to 30 MPH. The bikes feature a tiny 1.8 gallon fuel tank that gives them enough juice to go for 300 miles! But of course, this kind of style doesn’t come cheap. Expect to pay $3,500 for the bragging rights of one of these hand-built beauties — and you live in a rough ‘hood, make sure to invest in a quality lock.

+ Derringer [3]

Via Valet Mag [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/14/derringer-hybrid-cycles-are-a-throwback-to-1920s-racing-cycles/derringer-bike/

[2] bicycle: http://inhabitat.com/2010/07/19/londons-bicycle-superhighway-opens-today/

[3] Derringer Cycles: http://www.derringercycles.com

[4] bikes: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/01/puma-debuts-mopion-commuter-bike-with-a-serious-cargo-hold/

[5] bike: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/08/19/bike-shop-attracts-buyers-with-120-bikes-mounted-to-the-facade/

[6] Valet Mag: http://www.valetmag.com/living/gear/2009/sweet_ride_040109.php?rss

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