Expanding the bicycle form.

July 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm 1 comment

Recently, one invention and one growing trend have caught my attention when it comes to the classic bicycle form:

via Core77 (July 8, 2010):

“I’m not sure about UK slang, but in America if I tell you “I’m gonna wrap my bike around a pole” that means I’m gonna crash it. But Kevin Scott, an industrial design student at the UK’s De Montfort University, means it in a different way.

“Scott has designed a bicycle that the user wraps around a pole literally. A ratcheting mechanism transforms two parts of the bike’s frame from stiff to bendable, and once wrapped, a single bike lock can be passed through both tires and the frame, which Scott hopes will decrease the bike theft rampant in London and so many other of the world’s cities.”


photo by Tony Kyriacou/Rex Features

Then there’s this double decker aka “Mile High” thing happening everywhere, especially Brooklyn. Not sure I’d ever want to ride one, but I definitely appreciate the DIY approach.


photo by Flickr user Jibby!

July 16′s daily design idea is familiar forms are often the best for experimentation.

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