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Old 08-12-09, 08:35 AM   #1
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Contortionist: cleverly designed full-size folding bike

saw this in GizMag
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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

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Old 08-12-09, 09:09 AM   #2
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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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Old 08-12-09, 05:19 PM   #3
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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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