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Old 01-10-08, 08:33 AM   #1
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Usual folding design - wheel

http://www.yankodesign.com/?p=307


http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/102/C8525/
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Old 01-10-08, 10:22 AM   #2
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I'm going to guess you mean... "un"usual.

Both designs seem a bit unrealistic, but that's just me. I'm far from a bike design expert.

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I don't see the point of making the frame as a full circle. The beauty of this design is the frame circle covers the rear wheel, which covers the front wheel. But the frame doesn't have to be a full circle. It is not like wheels, which have to roll. A half circle could be sufficient, just like those step-over bikes for women.
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Both of those are concept bikes that have already been discussed in the forums.

I don't expect either of them to go anywhere; they're just fun 3d renderings.

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Old 01-12-08, 01:52 PM   #5
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Steering that first one would be interesting with no head tube and the frame hinged in the middle.
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