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The economic crunch has retail hurting all over the place, but Derringer Cycles, which has a shop on West 3rd Street, seems to be doing OK. This sign was posted on its door, indicating that it had to close shop as a result of "a large volume of orders." Derringer describes its bikes as a "neo-classical interpretation of a 1920's era board track racing motorcycle," which "can be pedaled as a traditional bicycle, propelled via engine power, or pedaled with the assistance of engine power." Has anyone ridden one of these? [RackedWire]