Bike Shaped Objects & the waste stream: on this weeks program Chris and Steve attempt to tackle the huge topic of ‘bike shaped objects‘ and barely scratch (align?) the topic. We discuss low-end bikes from an Australian perspective, referring to Aaron Gordons recent Motherboard article: Mechanics Ask Walmart, Major Bike Manufacturers to Stop Making and Selling ‘Built-to-Fail’ Bikes, Mac Liman’s Petition to end the manufacture and sale of built-to-fail budget bicycles (google docs), recent ABC series War on Waste and rapidly changing public attitudes to disposable consumer items. We used Reserve Bank of Australia Inflation Calculator to compare $200 in 1978 for an estimate in 2021 ‘money’

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