View Full Version : Excellent Interbike news about Burley - the Piccolo's back!
09-30-2007, 10:58 AM
For those of you with growing rugrats, the illustrious Sheldon Brown has some good news about the Burley Piccolo in his 2007 Interbike report (http://sheldonbrown.com/lasvegas/2007/). :)
10-01-2007, 01:01 PM
Not only is the piccolo back but that link also metions the return of the Adams tandem tag-a-long. Both of these are great options for families. I was just saying that we should call Burly and see if they had any spare racks for the piccolo around so we could move ours between bikes. Now I'm sure we will be able to get one.
10-01-2007, 02:31 PM
The good thing about the return of the Piccolo is that it's back, in both a multi-speed and single-speed version.
It's also being distributed through Quality Bicycle Parts, so just about any local bike shop ought to be able to order it for you.
The bad thing about it is that it's being made in China. While that does bring the retail price down, it also shines a light on the terrible position we've gotten ourselves into (what with wanting more and more stuff at reasonable prices, and being willing to overlook the environmental and human impacts of our demand).
What we really need to do is bring back manufacturing in the USA. Until we do that, all of these impacts will grow bigger and worse. For my money, if I had a kid I'd skip the new piccolo and look around for something used. What did we all do before the trailer-bike was invented, anyway? Just my two cents.
10-01-2007, 04:39 PM
On a related subject, the tooling for the Burley Koosah and Jett Creek recumbents has been bought by Razor's Edge Engineering Inc. They plan to begin production in the spring of 2008. Frames will be built and the bikes assembled in eastern Tennessee. Read the full press release here (http://www.bentrideronline.com/index.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=249&blogId=1)
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