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Top-dollar Shimanos on order: one medium, four large, one extra-large

County deputies going ecomobile
County deputies going ecomobile

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants to join the bicycle age in high-priced style, with an order for six “high quality fully assembled police patrol bicycles with lighting systems, gear bag rack, gear bag and kickstand,” according to a December 3 request for quotation to police-biker providers. Sizes specified include one medium, four large, and another extra-large, say the specifications, which call for the top-dollar “Shimano Deore-XT Rapid Fire, 10 speed w/optical gear display (or equal).” Shimano gear or equivalent is also requested for rims, chains, and derailleurs. “Going uphill, or looking for a more aggressive ride?” asks Shimano’s website. “Don’t worry. The gears maximize traction while our wheel set delivers toughness, reliability and all-out speed. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to shift with our specially designed side swing derailleur.” The Japanese multinational bike, fishing gear, and canoe-maker touts its climate-change credentials as a founder of the Global Alliance for Ecomobility. The sheriff’s request also seeks Utah-made Bushwacker bicycle trunk bags “with ‘SHERIFF’ decal. ‘SHERIFF’ lettering shall be a minimum of two inches high.” A “digital patrol” light set is to include a lithium-ion battery powered “headlight on one side with a low, medium and high beam. The other side of the headlight has flashing red/blue pursuit lights.”

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County deputies going ecomobile
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The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department wants to join the bicycle age in high-priced style, with an order for six “high quality fully assembled police patrol bicycles with lighting systems, gear bag rack, gear bag and kickstand,” according to a December 3 request for quotation to police-biker providers. Sizes specified include one medium, four large, and another extra-large, say the specifications, which call for the top-dollar “Shimano Deore-XT Rapid Fire, 10 speed w/optical gear display (or equal).” Shimano gear or equivalent is also requested for rims, chains, and derailleurs. “Going uphill, or looking for a more aggressive ride?” asks Shimano’s website. “Don’t worry. The gears maximize traction while our wheel set delivers toughness, reliability and all-out speed. You’ll be blown away by how easy it is to shift with our specially designed side swing derailleur.” The Japanese multinational bike, fishing gear, and canoe-maker touts its climate-change credentials as a founder of the Global Alliance for Ecomobility. The sheriff’s request also seeks Utah-made Bushwacker bicycle trunk bags “with ‘SHERIFF’ decal. ‘SHERIFF’ lettering shall be a minimum of two inches high.” A “digital patrol” light set is to include a lithium-ion battery powered “headlight on one side with a low, medium and high beam. The other side of the headlight has flashing red/blue pursuit lights.”

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LMAO Back in the day the ECPD had an effective bike patrol which consisted of a couple of cops on found bicycles patrolling. They would be on top of the bad guy before he even realized they were around. Very effective. Adding overpriced and over equipped police bikes will not enhance the effectiveness.

Dec. 23, 2015

Is this an attempt at writing a news story, or just some gossip? Please try again with names, numbers, and facts

Dec. 23, 2015

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