Recycled Bike Guards Stop Rider From Getting Trashed
Two guys, who used to work for Planet Bike, whom we profiled recently, have since set up Portland Design Works (PDW). Their mission:
We want to see more people view bikes as transportation rather than toys.
As the ever observant Wend Magazine recently espied, Portland Design Works are making bicycle fenders (aka mud guards) from 100% post-consumer recycled beverage bottles. They reckon the stylish mud-guards will fit most city and mountain bikes.
PDW’s other bike gear includes tools, inflation devices and accessories like their bamboo handlebar grips. 1% of the fledging company’s gross revenue from 2009 will be donated to the Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA.)
January 2009 was probably not the best time to start a new company, but they are currently still with us, so congratulations to them and best wishes for the long life of their new venture.
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