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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Ultra-Compact Chainless Bicycle, Simplified: The Bicymple [discovery.com]


With all of the varieties of bike design these days, there really aren’t that many that are really and truly different. Most of the designs seem to stick to the same tried and true variations on diamond-shaped frames and standard drivetrains, with most of the difference between them being the quality of the materials and machining used or the color schemes offered.
But a new bike concept takes a radical departure from the norm, and instead of the usual futuristic design, gives us something more akin to a velocipede than what you’d expect to see in a bike store.
The folks behind the bicymple, Scalyfish Designs, began with this thought:
“Is it possible to evolve from the established bicycle design while adhering to the basic principles of simplicity, functionality, style, and excitement?”
[Keep reading at discovery.com]

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