what was that? is that all there is? who is this? this is it.

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from a distance

August 26, 2022

From a distance,  this bike looks like a Bullitt. When I say distance, I mean about 35,000 feet. This bike is available at AliExpress.com direct from China to your door for $1,495 with free shipping. 


are you fucking kidding me? 


An electric-assist cargo bike that retails for $1500 will not be safe to ride and don’t even think about strapping your kids on the front. The components are sub sub-WalMart level and the bolts will strip out before you finish slapping it together out of the box.  


At your local bike shop an actual Larry vs Harry Bullitt starts around $4000, add electric assist and it jumps to $7000. Accessorize the shit out of it and the sky’s the limit. 




…what is in a name? 


That which we call a MASI by any other name would smell as shit. 


When a name was a name. When the name was the name. When the name meant something, signified something, stood for something. 


Before it was adopted, co-opted, usurped and used up. Mimeographed and slapped on the downtubes of 1,000,000 mass produced aluminum crap bikes available online, from a distance. 




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rose is a rose is a rose said...


Posted August 29, 2022 05:29 AM | Reply to this comment

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the chain guard is an improvement on the original design. The grasshopper legged forks offer a sign of safety. they look like they would buckle forward under extreme weight providing a slide skidding stop. If that were to and most likely will happen.

Posted August 29, 2022 08:25 AM | Reply to this comment

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