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Innovations in Bicycle Safety and Usability Unveiled at Oregon Manifest
PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The nation's leading custom bike builders gathered in Portland on September 24 for Oregon Manifest, a demanding competition that allows designers and builders to showcase their best ideas and compete for the title of the ultimate urban utility bike.
Second place went to the collaborative design/build team of Rob Tsunehiro of Tsunehiro Cycles and Silas Beebe of ID+. Tsunehiro, a former Boeing engineer and custom bike builder, and Beebe, an industrial designer with over a decade of global design experience, who won for their "Louis Vuitton of city bikes."
In awarding the second place finish, Rob Forbes, founder of Design Within Reach and Public Bicycles, challenged the other judges to "show me one way this bike falls short." In their hands, the practical urban utility bike maximized its functionality but with added elegance and safety.
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