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Brompton Folding Bikes Designed by Popular Musicians, Up For Sale

British bike manufacturer Brompton released 14 folding bikes that are custom-designed by popular musicians, and they are up for sale now. Enrique Iglesias, Foo Fighters, and Radiohead are some of the names that support the initiative.
Brompton bike custom designed by Radiohead 22 photos
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The bikes are part of Brompton’s campaign to support LIVE music. They are being auctioned right now on Greenhouse Auctions. All the profits will go to Crew Nation, a global relief fund launched by Live Nation Entertainment (LNE), to help artists and the live music industry during this health crisis.

The 14 bikes involved in the campaign are designed by Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Radiohead, Phoebe Bridgers, LCD Soundsystem, Khruangbin, Nathan East, Dinosaur Jr, Oh Wonder, Underworld, Sub Pop, Enrique Iglesias, Rise Against, and Neko Case.

All artists have brought their contribution to the design of the two-wheelers, some wearing the band’s or musicians’ logos, others featuring album artwork, initials, or illustrations.

The folding bikes have a starting bid of $1,000 but are estimated to go as high as $2,000. The auction started today, May 28, and will end on June 12.

During this last year, the entertainment industry has taken a hard hit with music gigs and festivals being canceled or postponed indefinitely. Musicians as well as people working in the tech staff have been financially affected.

At the same time though, the bike industry is booming as people are more inclined to use this alternative means of transportation over the public one and cars in general, for obvious health reasons. This campaign is Brompton’s attempt to give something back and help people in the music industry, according to Tevis Jory, North America Sales Manager at Brompton.

Brompton is a London-based company and manufactures folding bikes that are sold in 47 countries worldwide. It produces around 70,000 bikes a year. The company has been around since 1976.



 
 
 
 
 

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