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The Schlick Shark at Interbike

Well, I knew I took some photos at the 2006 edition of Interbike where Schlick Cycles shared a booth with Waterford Precision Cycles, the builder of our first batch of Sharks and, by cracky, I found them!

Our booth was right next to the fine folks from Raxter and we had the opportunity to test the fit of the Shark on their hitch mount rack and it fits great so if you need a rear carrier for your Shark be sure to check the Raxter out.

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In the photo above we have the Shark sharing with Raxter
with a traditional road bike and getting along fine!

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The photo above shows a pair of Sharks on the Raxter. Nice Fit!

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Head Shark, John Schlick gets in a morning ride in Vegas during Interbike.

The folks from Schlick Cycles will again be attending Interbike in 2007 looking for accessories and apparel to make your Shark experience even better. Look for a report when we return in late September.

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We’ve got a Schlick Shark Flickr Photo Group!

schlick-shark-logo.gifThis group is for owners and fans of Schlick Cycles Shark bicycle. If you own a Shark we’d love to see photos of you and your ride. Just join Flickr if you are not already a member and post away. If you are already a member I’ll bet you know what to do!

The Schlick Shark Flickr Group address is:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/schlick-shark/

If, for some chance, you don’t want to, or can’t join Flickr, send us your pix and we’ll get them posted!

Show off your Shark!

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Roy Wallack of the LA Times: Gear Section – Laid-Back on Two Wheels

Roy Wallack: Gear
Laid-Back on Two Wheels

LATimes, October 9, 2006

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Benno Baenziger ought to be blushing. In two years’ time, the Townie bicycle he designed turned his Vista, Calif.-based Electra Bicycle Co. – the little beach cruiser company he co-founded 14 years ago – into an industry player and the bike was copied by several major brands.

With their chopper-like frames that lower the seat, push the cranks forward and raise the handlebars, the Townie and its ilk eliminate the fear of falling and the back, neck and hand discomfort that can come with conventional bikes’ lean-forward position. The result: Riders can place their feet on the ground while seated and ride with a comfy heads-up, straight-back position on wide, cushy seats. These so-called flat-foot bikes aren’t the greatest hill climbers – it’s hard to stand up out of the saddle – but they are comfy for all-day riding, will usually accommodate everyone from preteens to 6-footers and come with a wide-screen, picture-window view of the world that other bikes can’t touch. Continue reading Roy Wallack of the LA Times: Gear Section – Laid-Back on Two Wheels

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This business plan is road-ready – Bicycle designer targets niche market

This business plan is road-ready
Bicycle designer targets niche market

By RICK ROMELL
rromell@journalsentinel.com
Posted: June 5, 2006 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

For years, self-described tinkerer John Schlick has scribbled sketches and jotted down ideas in thick spiral notebooks.

He’s filled three of them, often writing just before going to sleep or even after. His wife, Cheryl, has bought lighted pens for him so he can write in the dark.

Continue reading This business plan is road-ready – Bicycle designer targets niche market