ronen spector: spine city bike with built in lock ronen spector: spine city bike with built in lock
dec 04, 2011

ronen spector: spine city bike with built in lock

the ‘spine’ citybike by ronen spector, in locked position

the ‘spine’ citybike concept by recent israeli industrial design graduate ronen spector involves a redesigned bicycle whose frame doubles as a locking mechanism in urban settings.

the mechanism of the bicycles allows, on one hand, stable riding in the city and on the other hand, the use of a frame part as a locking mechanism. using this mechanism for the securing bicycles does not require carrying any additional measures. the thought is that as the spine provides stability for the body and damaging it will damage the body strength, so too damage to the locking mechanism, which is a part of the bicycle frame, will damage it’s structure.

the bike, with lock opened

detail on handlebars

detail on seat and lock mechanism

detail on wheel

spector envisions the bike produced differently coloured models and wheel styles

spector developed ‘spine’ during his studies at israel’s shenkar college of engineering and design, under the guidance of industrial design department head alex padwa.

video demo of ‘spine’ citybike

  • same concept as biomega made a couple of years ago?

    cj says:
  • The concept is nice, the 2-in-1.

    But it destroys the ergonomics, because of the bad placement of the lock and the red safety “spine”… Without it you could just hop in easily, like in a scooter, with it you have to put your leg above that red thing, like in any normal bike, making it less friendly and harder to hop in.

    Change the location of the red safety spine and it will be much better, because the design is very simple and cool.

    What? says:
  • I agree that it is a nice idea, maybe what ‘what?’ says is true, however, or maybe you buy a different size fixes the problem? anyway I wanted to say that the designs I like very much, it looks very nice with the different colour options: wheel, spine, pedals all personalised! as well is intelligent for marketing.

    H.D.D.T. says:

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