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How a Bicycle is Made

Let’s kick off the week of Bike To Work Day with this simply awesome video that is what the title says, “How a Bicycle is Made”.

Part of me thinks I’m about to watch a Tom & Jerry cartoon and another part is waiting for the MST3K silhouettes to pop up and start delivering witty snark. But really, it’s just an incredibly fascinating and detailed video from 1945 that shows questionably young workers putting bikes together with “bracket pieces” and makes me wish for ye days of olde when the bike industry necessitated seemingly endless rows of warehouses to keep up with the demand.

Do you think this is how they do it in Taiwan today?

About Scott Spitz

Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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One Comment

  1. Skid MarksMay 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Damn that hub packing guy has mad skillz

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