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Interbike 2007 Report 4

Yesterday was Day 2 on the show floor at Interbike 2007.

Fixed Gear Gallery returns with a boatload of pictures:
  • A visit to the Phil Wood booth
  • A utility bike from Sycip
  • New track bikes in aluminum and carbon fiber from Pinarello
  • Dedicated track and fixed road bikes from Masi, some at very attractive prices
  • Cruisers, commuters and a revamped Madison from Schwinn
  • New very affordable carbon fiber bikes from Ibis.
  • Pursuit bars from Profile Design
  • A couple of track bikes from Temple
  • New track wheels from American Classic
  • Deep, deep section wheels from HED
  • The reintroduction of the very popular Gore Ride-On brake and derailleur cables
  • Hot and cold weather riding gear from Craft
From VeloNews:
  • A slick looking ti cruiser from Lynskey
  • An all carbon fiber time trial/tri bike from Parlee
  • A look at some of the 'cross bikes ridden in this year's CrossVegas: Jeremy Power's Ridley X-Fire, Tim Johnson's Cannondale and Decker's Giant TCX.

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