posted by: dberry
It is pretty cool working at a world famous research institution like CERN, but what is even cooler is traveling around on a CERN bike. The CERN bike is a 18 speed, 20 kg velocipede. And like most things made of steel, it’s best at going downhill. This bike is tricked out with a dynamo powered light, twist-style six-speed index shifter for the rear gears, a twist-style three-speed index shifter for the front gears, steel mud covers, kick-stand, rear rack, steel body, a bell, and breaks that sorta work. It’s handy for traveling the two miles to CERN. You can rent one for a 100 Swiss Franc ($90) security deposit, and when gas cost $7 per gallon it is definitely a cheap and speedy way to get to work.