'sideways bike' by michael killian   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed 'sideways bike' by michael killian   'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed
sep 08, 2010

'sideways bike' by michael killian 'seoul cycle design' competition shortlist revealed

‘sideways bike’ by michael killian

‘sideways bike’ by michael killian from ireland is one of the shortlisted design entries from more than 3000 participants in our recent designboom competition ‘seoul cycle design competition 2010‘ organized in collaboration with seoul design foundation.

designer’s own words: ‘the sideways bike is a two wheel steering bicycle with independently steerable wheels that travels sideways. this steering arrangement affords a unique and distinct motion that is both entertaining and graceful; much like the motion of a snowboard. the sideways bike is an instrument of fun and play and is best suited for children from age 7 and up. the sideways bike is recognizably a bicycle, but it is recognizably different.‘

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  • why?

    S says:
  • Yes. Exactly this is the question.

    Matthias says:
  • if this is just project 3d rendering . I think ‘sideways bike’ wiill not selected.. too easy chice? why?

    won says:
  • love it, I especially love the pant leg stuffed into the sock to prevent entangling in that crazy drive layout. I love the awesome mustache and everything.

    gimmy says:
  • maybe one of the most stupid concepts “cycling” … i do not get it

    Vitor Machado says:
  • Daft! Stiff neck and twisted knees guaranteed.

    Duncan says:
  • Well, certainly the oddest bicycle I’ve seen in a while. I LOVE the twin steering, but holy smokes, can’t ever see this going beyond a few hand made copies. Complicated, safeness is questionable, but an interesting & curious exercise.

    Dan says:
  • i want one!

    michael says:
  • I think that the design of the bike is fun and unique. not everything has to be completely practical and straight forward. I would definitely enjoy taking it for a ride around campus. I’m sure it’s a ton of fun to carve.

    the opposition says:
  • May not be the most practical, but…You sad it. Riding one of these around the campus definitely scores loads of college chicks 🙂
    The mustache is mandatory, of course.

    Quelava says:
  • Only the Irish could come up with this!

    Dr. Design says:
  • It’s been a while since i saw cycling shorts and dress shirt rocked together! Nice!

    siderider says:
  • I want one

    Mark says:
  • The bicycle has been refined over 200 years.
    How can you hope to improve with this frankenstein bicycle

    Tony B says:
  • I think its great

    Mary says:
  • This is great. I use rubber bands on my pants legs.
    Snow boarding on a hard surface – Maybe not.
    Falling backwards bothers me.
    Still looks like fun.

    Free Form Constructural Realism says:
  • Dr Design had it in a nutshell. The inventor lives in Ireland d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • Bitch Bitch Bitch

    Let it be judged on its merit; not its country of origin !

    Frankie says:

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