bending bike
bending bike
jul 08, 2010

bending bike

image: © tony kyriacou / rex featuresdesign student kevin scott designed this unusual bending bike that not only folds up tightly but can be used to locks itself up. the de montfort university industrial design student designed the bike to make its safer and easier to lock up your bike in the city. his design looks like a normal bike when in riding mode, but a simple level on the frame triggers the frame to go from rigid to pliable. a ratchet system built into the frame enables the bike to simple be bent around a pole fitting one side of the handle bar into a closure under the seat, locking the bike in place. the design just won runner-up for the business design centre new designer of the year award at new designers. scott will be using his prize money to further develop the bike, building more iterations for a full testing of its viability.

bending bike image: © tony kyriacou / rex features

bending bike image: © tony kyriacou / rex features

via gizmodo

  • not sure if the frame is stiff enough for city riding.

  • @”big poop while writing this”: have you ever seen a fixed gear bike with a (i think it’s shimano deore) free hub? the 8/9 speed freewheel on the photo is being equipped with one single sprocket – using spacers and a chain tensioner. the freewheel shown on the photos might present difficulties in fixed skidding.

  • fun!

  • great…but how do you lock it after you bent it around the pole?

  • i will never lose my bike, but i will lose my life……

  • can he bend it against a pole while riding it?

  • Very creative , love it !

  • @chimp – if you live in your city no prob, but there are countries like mine in which bike stands are inexistent

  • the chimp said it all.

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