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  • I'm fed up of new re-designs of the ever popular 'bicycle' clogging up porn or anti, because they arn't really either.

    This is a thread to contain all the student projects and car manufacturer collaborations, the bikes made of bamboo, square steel or fucking carbon nano-spaghetti. All that crazy, totally unnessicary shit that has been getting people 2:2's in design degrees for years now.

    Here a new one, before it gets repost on every fucking thread ever.

    A bendable bike that locks itself! How has this not been invented before?*

    *because it's a fucking shit idea.

  • with ya, be lucky if the thread stays on track though....

  • with ya, be lucky if the thread stays on track though....

    No shitty bikes made of unrealistic materials or with little practicality in mind; No talk.

    That'll keep it on track.

  • that guys hair looks like one of Charlie Angels , cant remember which one though?

  • I've seen worse bikes. Points for thinking outside the triangle.

  • but what will the graphic design students who are friends with engineering students do if they can't 'invent' bikes with no hubs n' spokes?

  • that guys hair looks like one of Charlie Angels , cant remember which one though?

    Jaclyn Smith.
    redriverautographs.files.wordpres­s.com/2009/03/jacklyn-smith007.jpg

  • yeah thats the one! original one though, none of that new tosh

  • with ya, be lucky if the thread stays on track though....

    I tried. Seems to have disintegrated already.

  • yeah thats the one! original one though, none of that new tosh

    I used to get funny feelings watching Jaclyn Smith when I was 8. sigh

  • The problem with that design is how will you'll be able to run the cable to the rear triangle? would the flexing put more strain on the cable? would it get in the way?

    the other thing is how will it cope with everyday riding? what happen if you hit a massive pothole? the little switch he have look like it have some kind of 'cable' to pull the frame together, like those little wooden figure that you press a button underneath to loosen the string to make it move.

    thirdly, just cut the frame and strip the part down.

    Lovely idea, just a bit weak in theory, the Cannondale Dutchess have a better solution, even though they clearly stated that it's not for locking your bike;

  • You could easily design a brompton style folding bike which basically locks itself around a street-post.

    I may have a crack at this, but I bet its been done already.

  • Exactly, my sister done that already with an old folding shopper and a d-lock, a very long d-lock to be precise.

  • Exactly, my sister done that already with an old folding shopper and a d-lock, a very long d-lock to be precise.

    Yeah, but itd be great if the lock was either integrated into the bike frame or if a small padlock could fit through a loop in the frame locking both ends together.

    Using a D-lock defeats the purpose.

    The purpose being to:

    A: Remove the need to carry a very heavy large lock.

    B: Design a integrated locking system, which basically means the bike has to be severly damaged to get it free.

    I know that those Puma/Saab bikes had a cable which was both a locking device and a structural part of the frame (like a holeshot) but the cable was not at all sufficient for security and the bikes are rideable without the cable fitted. (all be it very flexy & fragile) So thieves would still be tempted to cut the lock (very easy) and take the mostly intact bike which is still worth lots of money.

  • Unnecessary.
    ;-)

  • I meant slingshot, not holeshot.

  • I don't think anyone has posted this yet--seen in Friday's CTC newsletter:

    dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a­rticle-1292986/Young-designer-puts-new-t­wist-folding-bicycle-idea.html

    "We wouldn't fancy riding it (no brakes!)"

    I like wacky inventions like this, even if they appear to have little chance of catching on.

  • repost

  • Where was it posted? I searcheded, I did.

  • Search fail. Let me dig it up

  • how not to lock a bike thread

  • No, it was elsewhere as a thread starter.

    I feel a merge coming on.

  • Shame he forgot to get a haircut before going Viral

  • how not to lock a bike thread

    Found it, thanks:

    http://www.lfgss.com/post1515058.html

    Hard to find stuff if there's nothing else in the post. I searched for 'bendy', 'foldable', the designer's name, 'Daily Mail', and 'lamp post', but nothing came up.

  • I searched for "folding" to find Mechmorgan's thread.

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