Design students reinvent the wheel

Or, more accurately, pro-bicycle students from Cologne, Zurich and Milan collaborated to dream up a number of bicycle products of the future. These include sports shades with integral digital camera (useful for snapping road rage motorists); a gyroscopically-stabilised unicycle; a means of fixing punctures and regulating tyre pressures on the fly; and the ultimate in bum comfort, a saddle supported not with a seatpost but an electromagnetic field.

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Halfords leapfrogs into footsie list

The FTSE 100 Index’s Europe committee decided promotions and demotions from the top 250 companies in the UK at its quarterly review meeting yesterday. The recently-floated Halfords was admitted to the second-tier of listed companies.

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Four trade bands to duke it out at Interbike

Industry musicians will compete for bragging rights at the inaugural Battle-of-the-Bands on Wednesday, October 6th, in the Venetian Ballroom, Las Vegas. The Shimano-sponsored bash - with free beer and food - will have a sound stage provided by Fender, of electric guitar fame, and the four bands will be made up of employees of Bell Sports/Giro, DeFeet, Ochsner International and Nirve.

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