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Mike Burrows

Mike Burrows (born 1943) is a bicycle designer from Norwich, England.

He is best known for the design of the track carbon-fibre Lotus 108 time trial bicycle manufactured by Lotus for Chris Boardman, when he won the 1992 Olympic 4000m pursuit in Barcelona. He also attempted to copy the famous "old Faithful" bike used by Graeme Obree, to be used as a spare in an attempt on the world hour record. However the bike was not liked by Obree and not used in any record attempt.

Burrows has long been involved in the Richard Ballantine.

He is also involved in AV2Hire.com limited.

In the 1990s, Burrows worked for Giant Bicycles and designed the compact frame TCR road bike among others.

Burrows' designs often feature cantilever suspended wheels. He supplied a bike fitted with a front monoblade to television science presenter Adam Hart-Davis, which featured in some of Hart-Davis' programmes. Hart-Davis also owned a Speedy, finished in pink and yellow.

Bibliography

Burrows has written a book, Bicycle Design: Towards the Perfect Machine (ISBN 1-898457-07-7).

External links

  • Windcheetah - Mike Burrows
  • Burrows Delivery Bicycle
  • Custom 8-Freight
  • Velovision 8-Freight review
  • Velovision Ratcatcher review

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