'city recumbent' by jean davignon   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

'city recumbent' by jean davignon 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

‘city recumbent’ bike by jean davignon

'city recumbent' by jean davignon   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed ‘city recumbent’ bike by jean davignon

‘city recumbent’ by jean davignon from france is one of the shortlisted design entries from more than 3000 participants in our recent designboom competition ‘seoul cycle design competition 2010‘ in collaboration with seoul design foundation.

designer’s own words: ‘a fat tire composite and aluminium recumbent bicycle with a horizontal pivot twin bar fork link steering handle. rear internal gear hub with a spring loaded chain tensioner and a flexible lower chain guide. for optimal weight distribution, the seat adjustment mechanism is found under the seat. front and rear sections can be separated to facilitate transportability.’

the winning entries and the some of shortlisted designs will be exhibited at the seoul design fair 2010 from september 17th to october 7th.

'city recumbent' by jean davignon   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

'city recumbent' by jean davignon   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed detail of steering fork

'city recumbent' by jean davignon   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed (left) rear view (right) diagram

'city recumbent' by jean davignon   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

'city recumbent' by jean davignon   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed sketch of steering mechanism

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  • It is like my 15 years old Flevobike Amigo (before the Green Machine) I am using in the town of Leiden, but then without city reqirements (luggage platform, lights, accessoires against wet road, comfortable seat, park facility …).
    And also without the necessary front and back suspension and variable position of the steer.

    henk
    Sep 13, 2010
  • I ride a recumbent in the city almost every day and find it just as suitable as an upright but far more comfortable. Keep up the good work. This is the most practable bike in the lot.
    Don M 09.10.10

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    Sep 11, 2010
  • nice recumbent. very tasteful use of materials too. Though I think you’d be squashed by a truck within seconds of taking to Seoul’s streets with it.
    Are entrants allowed to publish their designs? surely the competition is still ongoing?

    billyray
    Sep 09, 2010
  • Interesting design. However, as already posted above, it cannot be considered a “city” bike (neither a daily one I say). Too many usability matters. Still in love for “traditional” frame / posture design. Good night and good luck.

    Pista_Brera
    Sep 09, 2010
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