You might have already seen these quite scary pics posted somewhere but do you know what they're about? Let me enlighten you:
"Swedish fashion and denim brand Acne has partnered with Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi to create a slick, streamlined collection that is both fashionable and functional."
Let me just tell you that the 'strung-out heroin addict caught red handed stealing a Bianchi Pista somewhere in SOHO' -look/style the model is sporting in the pics just doesn't do it for me.
But if you happen like that stuff, sometime soon in the autumn you can apparently go to an ACNE store somewhere and buy that bike. From the clothing store. A bike from a clothing store. Oh, yes. And if you do buy it there, let's just hope the sales boys & girls with trendy hair-dos will set it up just right for you. Tighten the cog and all that stuff that makes your hands all greasy and grimy. So that you can just ride your trendy bike and look really really good.
"What exactly was he planning to do with 2,865 bicycles?"
"The Toronto Police are baffled by what Igor Kenk planned to do with such a surplus of bikes. That is just one of many questions the police and others have been puzzling over since the arrest last month of Igor Kenk, the owner of a used-bike shop here."
"Mr. Kenk’s little shop, the Bicycle Clinic, appeared to be a black hole that consumed stolen bicycles. Bike theft victims regularly discovered their missing bicycles there, and were often able to recover them, either through vigorous argument or a payment of $30 or $40."
"That was just the beginning. An additional 200 bikes were seized in Mr. Kenk’s home. Ten landlords around the city reported that their garages had been rented by Mr. Kenk and were bulging with bicycles.
As the police gathered the mounds of bikes, they also found cocaine, crack cocaine, about 15 pounds of marijuana and a stolen bronze sculpture of a centaur and a snake in battle."
"In the past, Mr. Kenk has said that he was accumulating bicycles in preparation for a severe oil shortage."
"Mr. Kenk portrayed himself as a crusader against theft and a protector of cast-off bicycles."
"Mr. Kenk holds a passport from Slovenia and has claimed he was a police officer and a former K.G.B. agent. He has shed little light since his arrest. After one court session, he told reporters, 'I’m a dead man.'"