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    Weakling
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    Contortionist: cleverly designed full-size folding bike

    saw this in GizMag
    The Contortionist is 24-year-old Dominic Hargreaves’ entry in the UK sector’s James Dyson Awards, an international design award that “celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers.”
    http://www.gizmag.com/contortionist-folding-bike/12470/

    The cool thing is that it rolls very handy behind you on both 26" big wheels when you have to go into the commuter train or into a building? .



    and looks almost like a normal bike? when unfolded? He seems to be a MTB enthusiast so the seat/saddle is very low?



    Would be cool to see how he has done it? Maybe a DIY project for those who are handy?

    Video of it on the Gizmag site and on youtube too
    http://www.gizmag.com/contortionist-folding-bike/12470/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9_XEgGQBkQ
    Last edited by Weakling; 08-12-09 at 08:48 AM.

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    PDR
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    This has been discussed already. The guy is just scooting along on it. Pedals are only there for show.
    General consensus is

    "The Contortionist" - New folding mountain bike design

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    Weakling
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    Thanks, how typical of me to trust GizMag.

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    Yep, see the thread above and take any further discussion there. I'm closing this thread.

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    Who is this General Failure anyway, and why is he reading my drive?


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