Newspaper Carrier

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    Vintage Italian newspaper carrier, for reading whilst cycling

    eva.lu, Dapper Lad Cycles, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. DaveAFlett 41 months ago | reply

      I suspect its more likely to be a map carrier. Definitely not a good idea to read a newspaper whilst cycling!

    2. Mikael Colville-Andersen 41 months ago | reply

      Nope. It's a newspaper carrier. For carrying and reading whilst cycling. Used to be standard on many bikes in Italy and you can still buy them. They're called portogionata... newspaper carrier. I spotted people using them in Ferrara.

      Read more about them on my blog: www.copenhagenize.com/2011/11/newspaper-carrier-for-bicyc...

      Oh, and I often read a newspaper whilst cycling in Copenhagen.

    3. DaveAFlett 41 months ago | reply

      OK....I'll make sure there are no bikes visible next time I cross the road in Copenhagen....

    4. Mikael Colville-Andersen 41 months ago | reply

      When reading the paper I hardly break 10 km hour, so there is no problem. Plus, I have brakes and I use them.

    5. mike_rubbo 29 months ago | reply

      hard to see how you'd be able to read with such a small part of the paper exposed.
      Maybe there's be a market for special small papers for bike riders, minibloids rather than tabloids

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