yves behar / fuseproject: local bike yves behar / fuseproject: local bike
sep 26, 2011

yves behar / fuseproject: local bike

‘local bike’ by fuseproject

for a while now, san francisco-based fuseproject (yves behar) has been working towards developing the ‘perfect mode of transportation’ in which to aid in everyday tasks within ones local neighbourhood.

participating in the oregon manifest constructor’s design bike challenge over the last few months, fuseproject’s ‘local’ bike design emerged. considered to be the ideal neighborhood bike, the ‘local’ is a version of a practical pick-up truck in the form of a bicycle: transportation which you can live with – its utility and function isn’t limited to carrying a laptop or a six pack. the sturdy, flexible front platform of the bike carries groceries, surfboards, lumber and kids, resulting in an ideal vehicle for a self-powered life.

to realize the ‘cargo bike design, fuseproject looked to dealing with load placement, steering options, ways to secure all kinds of cargo and relieving the hassles usually associated with taking a bike out for the day. elements which have been integrated into the bike include locking, lighting, bags and music via fuseproject’s wireless jambox speaker. for a safe, easy and clean grease-free experience, an shimano ‘alfine’ internal hub with 11 gears with front and rear hydraulic disk brakes is used.

profile used for transporting groceries… … and even surfboards top front cargo view

detail of the cargo compartment

fuseproject’s yves behar testing out ‘local’

  • I’d say it’s quite original, if I wouldn’t see them everyday in the streets of Amsterdam. Where’s the innovation here? an orange tire?

    yoyo says:
  • ^haha!

    coccos says:
  • ..an orange tire or maybe the price tag?!

    coccos says:
  • No the weight 🙂

    www says:
  • yes- wondering when south american pedal powered food carts and delivery systems were going to catch on here- like the concept.design- are orange/alternate color tires
    available in this size?

    osmosis8 says:
  • A step up from most bicycle related posts on this website; this one actually looks functional! I am still, unimpressed.

    Ben says:
  • Beautiful construction. Difficult to turn corners.

    Pie says:
  • Trying to figure out how you would pedal with the surfboard at your side. . .

    Em says:
  • We know that carrying a surfboard on the bike is one of the greatest problems of humanity, but I still do not understand why this bike could be relevant to this blog.

    locolope says:
  • Gorgeous bike but with respect I feel the cargo area is a little small ginven the trouble you went to. You could hitch a trailer to any bike

    dan dean says:

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