GOODS & SERVICES: New Ideas, Mar. 25, 1957


Commuter Cycle. A mile-a-minute bike was brought out by Bianchi, Italy's oldest bikemaker, who hopes to sell it to commuters in the U.S. to ride to the railroad station. Bianchi's new "World Champion" has ten gears operated by a hand shift, weighs only 23 lbs. (v. an average 47 lbs. for standard U.S. bikes) and has hit 60 m.p.h. ridden by Italian bike-racing Champion Fausto Coppi. Ordinary pedal pushers, says Bianchi, can do 50 m.p.h. without trouble. Price in Italy: $75. Price in U.S.: about $135.

Farmer's Friend. An experimental free-piston tractor, which promises to give U.S. farmers more...

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