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Old 16th January 2013   #1
papercrate
Clear Bike

http://studioblog.designaffairs.com/?p=869

Kind of ugly. Kind of not. Shape though? Damn all these design feeds and their bike projects with silly belt-drives.
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Old 16th January 2013   #2
danns
Marginally less painful to look at than the text was to read.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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Old 16th January 2013   #3
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"Where did I lock the bloody thing.. "
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Old 16th January 2013   #4
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By the sounds of it it's made out of PEEK, really expensive thermoplastic polymer that's ridiculously tough. But the stiffness of anything that can be injection moulded is shiiiiiiiiiit.
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Old 16th January 2013   #5
papercrate
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By the sounds of it it's made out of PEEK, really expensive thermoplastic polymer that's ridiculously tough. But the stiffness of anything that can be injection moulded is shiiiiiiiiiit.
That is what I assumed:

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Old 16th January 2013   #6
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What's up with that head tube?

Love this comment:
Have fun riding (read as falling) that bike with a headtube angle like that. Consult with a framebuilder before constructing prototypes.
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Old 16th January 2013   #7
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What's particularly ridiculous is that they claim this could somehow be practical. I guess that's what differentiates a good designer from a bad designer.
Now, if they made a bike out of this, it really would be the ultimate machine:
http://www.cemselectorguide.com/pdf/...EEK_031912.pdf

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Old 17th January 2013   #8
twitch
errr, I can see this bike, it is not clear. Even if you take away the visible bits (wheels / bars etc) then it can still be seen.

Should be 'unclear bike'...
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Old 17th January 2013   #9
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I guess that's what differentiates a designer from an engineer, understanding material properties and whether they make it suitable for an application.
Not at all; a good industrial designer will have excellent knowledge of materials (I am one myself). This is what differentiates a good designer from a bad one!
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Old 17th January 2013   #10
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Not at all; a good industrial designer will have excellent knowledge of materials (I am one myself). This is what differentiates a good designer from a bad one!
edited ;)
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Old 17th January 2013   #11
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I'm gonna stick around to see where this is going...
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Old 17th January 2013   #12
papercrate
Still silly, but I like this one much more:



http://mocoloco.com/mr/growler-bike-...y-joey-ruiter/

Last edited by papercrate; 17th January 2013 at 00:44. Reason: image for lazy non-link-clicking people
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Old 17th January 2013   #13
papercrate
Anything with a growler of beer is better than clear.
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Old 17th January 2013   #14
papercrate
More design bullshit:


http://www.urdesign.it/index.php/201...nd-yeo-min-gu/

There is a reason the bicycle has barely changed since the late 19th century, right?
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Old 17th January 2013   #15
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Anything with a growler of beer is better than clear.
Rep!
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Old 17th January 2013   #16
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More design bullshit:


http://www.urdesign.it/index.php/201...nd-yeo-min-gu/

There is a reason the bicycle has barely changed since the late 19th century, right?
saddle angle ?
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Old 17th January 2013   #17
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I like the idea of using plastic to produce a bike frame.

Just a little pointer to those 'materials experts'. Plastic is different to that grey shiny stuff, often referred to as metal. So its probably a massive waste of clever material. If you simply use the same tube dimensions as a steel bike.

I fancy knitting a bike.

Shape groovy design from extruded PS foam.
Cut into separate tubes.
Cover tubes in colourful knitted woolen tubes.
Glue tubes together.
Sew knitted bits together.
Coat in several layers of thermosetting resin.
Cure.
Remove foam inner with weak solvent.

Thats just something that popped into my messy head. Its fecking stupid. Still better than that snaptastic shite ^^^^


*buys knitting needles, and fluffy pink wool*
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Old 17th January 2013   #18
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I'm going to make an ice bike for use in cold countries.

It will do amazing skids.
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Old 17th January 2013   #19
Smallfurrydonor
 
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You could fill the tubes with vodka.
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Old 17th January 2013   #20
General Luciferdonor
 
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I could fill my tubes with vodka.
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Old 17th January 2013   #21
Lynchmandonor
 
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^Rep!
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Old 17th January 2013   #22
lae
Thread merge perhaps:

http://www.lfgss.com/thread46858.html
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Old 17th January 2013   #23
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I'll have one made out of
Graphene
, with 1 micron thick tubes
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Old 17th January 2013   #24
snottyotterdonor
 
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Straight gauge gas pipe.
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Old 17th January 2013   #25
TMdonor
 
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Worthy of a new thread? Straight to Anti, do not pass go, do not collect $fiddeh....
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Old 17th January 2013   #26
papercrate
Merge away admin folks. Next time I find this silly stuff I'll post in anti or Bike "Innovation" thread. Although after a few sips of this nice porter the Growler bike is looking better and better... must be the beer.
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Old 20th January 2013   #27
Ghibli
This' a killer bike ! Consciously or not the design amalgamated some of rugged stance the Wehrmacht BMW motorcycles from the WW2



P.S. Tried to insert an image but for some reason didn't work. Here's the link:
http://cybermotorcycle.com/gallery/b...ehrmacht_2.jpg
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