Chrome E-Bike

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Presented yesterday in Milan, the Chrome E-Bike is a bright new design by Velorapida, makers of e-bikes with vintage style. The bike is chrome-plated and accented with leather and gold detailing, such as its Brooks saddle and cognac tires. Driven from the front wheel, the Chrome is the first and, for now, the only e-bike with a back pedal brake. The bike also boasts five speeds, a 250-watt motor, and an LED screen for monitoring the battery and distance travelled. The battery itself hides inside the front bag, an artisan piece handcrafted from Italian leather.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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