PHOTO CAPTION: Bicycle Library utilizes retired London Transit bus.

Check Out Bikes From London's Mobile Bicycle Library

Seven styles of bicycles are offered for short test rides including electric.

Published: 20-Aug-2011

The Bicycle Library is a lending library--for bicycles. Interested, wanna-be cycle buyers can take out a bike for a day, just like the library, and test drive it. If you like it, the library links you up with the right bicycle dealer and your rental goes toward the purchase.

So sensible: prospective buyers can make an informed decision about what they want, instead of test-driving a bicycle in a shop for 10 minutes.

The "library" is a bicycle matchmaker between cyclists and the dealers. Seven different types of bicycles are available for daily rental: folding, MiniVelo, FGSS, Coasters, cargo and electric.


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