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(Globe and Mail)   Expensive bicycles are becoming a status symbol for wealthy Chinese executives. Top status symbol for U.S. executives is still having enough money to afford a lawyer to keep them out of jail   (theglobeandmail.com ) divider line
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2012-12-27 12:39:28 PM  
You need an expensive bike to really haul ass.

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2012-12-27 12:57:34 PM  
Yu Yiqun, the creative director at an advertising company in the Chinese capital, cycles to work on his favourite bike - a 100,000 yuan ($16,000 U.S.) hand-made Alex Moulton.

Hipsterism knows no boundaries.
 
2012-12-27 01:41:27 PM  
So these bikes are made by prison laborers that earn 2 bowls of rice a day?
 
2012-12-27 04:51:08 PM  
Yeah, all those U.S executives which they're just overcrowding the jails with...
 
2012-12-27 09:24:14 PM  

tricycleracer: Yu Yiqun, the creative director at an advertising company in the Chinese capital, cycles to work on his favourite bike - a 100,000 yuan ($16,000 U.S.) hand-made Alex Moulton.

Hipsterism knows no boundaries.


Moulton bicycles have been around since 1962.

/RIP Dr Moulton
 
2012-12-28 04:33:31 PM  

tricycleracer: Yu Yiqun, the creative director at an advertising company in the Chinese capital, cycles to work on his favourite bike - a 100,000 yuan ($16,000 U.S.) hand-made Alex Moulton.

Hipsterism knows no boundaries.


Throw in a vintage shabby chic ironic statement Mao jacket and the new China rich would pass for American hipster any day. Bonus - the Chinese hipster wore his Mao jacket before it was cool.
 
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