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Interesting Bikes

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The bicycle was introduced in the 19th century and although we have narrowed it down to a common design that you usually see around town or in the countryside, that doesn’t stop designers from trying to innovate on ways to improve it. Here are a couple of interesting designs.

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The first bike (top picture) is The Eight Speed Transmission Electric Bicycle from Hammacher Schlemmer that can reach speeds of up to 20mph from a 1hp engine. The second bike is The Polygon Concept Bike designed by Reindy Allendra, who took inspiration from Music Players. The bike has a built in music player in the steering wheel that is powered by pedaling the wheels.

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For the third bike here is a retro-future bike called the Bowden, Spacelander from 1960 built fully out of fiberglass with headlights and rear fenders.

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Max Knight designed this really cool and fun bike that plays with the idea that shoes can be used as tires for the wheels (the bike actually works…kind of.)

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Folding bikes are really practical when traveling and also if you live in a small space in the city. The Strida Folding Bike 5.0 is one of the most advance folding bikes on the market with a greaseless Kevlar chain and front and back disc brakes.

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The Nad-Ofan (rocking cycle) is concept designed by Amir Zobel who drew inspirations from his childhood memories of playing around both on a balance bike and a rocking horse. The Nad-Ofan can easily be converted for either purpose by simply folding the wheel into the wooden body.

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  • Shanee

    June 5, 2013

    I am an industrial design student in Cape Town South Africa, as a illustration project we had to design our own bicycle. I found your article very inspiring, thank you so much.

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