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Giant leap for Mike Burrows

The designer of Chris Boardman’s Olympic superbike, the Windcheetah recumbent and the TCR compact road bike has now left his post with Giant.
The parting between the huge company and the occasionally outspoken Burrows is entirely ammicable, “Working for Giant, especially in the early days, was wonderfully inspiring. Jetting around the world and designing bikes full-time was brilliant.” Burrows told the Bikebiz website, while Giant UK MD Grant Allen commented “we haven’t fallen out with him. From the UK point of view we’ll keep in touch with him. He’s done some tremendous design work for us and is also a good expert to take along to trade and consumer shows. There are one-off projects we’d still like him to be involved with.”
Burrows had not done any significant design work for Giant for the last year after his ultimate project – the monocoque, monostay ‘Cambridge’ town bike – was cancelled due to high implementation costs.
Having sold off his succesful packaging company when the Taiwnese beckoned, he’s taking this split in a very laid back manner – hoping to make a living from production of his £1950 Ratcatcher recumbent bike.
“I’ve never made a living from making just bicycles before,” said Burrows, “It probably means I’m going to starve!”
Any one with good recipes for any rodents he succesfully catches let us know and we’ll forward them to Norfolk.

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