Walking Bike: The Bike With Spider Legs

Inspired by Theo Jansen’s remarkable Strandbeest, Californian art and engineering collective Carv began their crazy technical adventure – walking bike in 2014. The blike employs the same glorious principles of physics found in Jansen’s creatures. The whole project starts with a 3D-printed model of what the device might look like.
And the model soon attracted several craftsmen who started to spend 3 hours a night from Monday to Wednesday each week. After seven months, 700+ man-hours work and over 400 custom made parts, the bike finally come together. Pedalling the bike powers four walking legs in the rear. It’s not very efficient, but you will receive insane amounts of hipster street cred for showing up at the coffee shop on this thing. However, we have no clue where, when can you purchase it.


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Another Awesome Fold-able Bike Design

Fold-able bike is not a new idea and we have already seen many great designs no matter it is still a concept or purchasable already. However, all these designs somewhat have unsatisifying place here and there. Hence, more and more designers devote their effort to make it better. Today, we want to show you another interesting concept – “Somerset” bike” from Kaiser Chang. According to Chang, “The problem most riders are facing are transportation needs between the home and the mass transit system followed by the tail end of a commute to their job. ” Hence, he designed the bike” which has an oval-shaped tube frame that acts as a slide rail, making the front fork slide down along the frame about half of the circular frame to combine two wheels and finally become a handcart, so that that adjustment can take place conveniently. Do you like this idea?

Another Awesome Fold-able Bike Design
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Fold Bike: An Origami-Inspired Folding Bike

Unlike other folding bike you see on the market, this origami-inspired folding cycle can be folded and put in a flat-packed storage, providing ultra-portability in the urban environment without sacrificing style. The secret of the ultra folding is to use a straightforward two axis folding method that allows bicycle parts to swing into its mode, simply and neatly. Moreover, the dismantled bicycle can be bundled to a neat leather bundle of width 500 mm, length 330 mm and only 205 mm thickness, which makes the on-the-go more practical for urban cyclist. Sounds super cool right? Looking forward to see it on market.

Fold Bike: An Origami-Inspired Folding Bike
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One Shot: an Innovative Micro Commuter Bike

Designed by Valentina Vecchia & Marilena Alberga, “One Shot” is a innovative bike which can be transformed from a full-fledged, fixed-belt bike to a compact, vertical unit easily stored on buses, trains or other easy-access areas. Compared with other folding bikes, there is one thing I like mostly – it is easy to move after folding. Most of folding bikes are transformed into a square-ish thing which cause the bike can’t be moved by itself. However, the considerate folding design of “One Shot” make sure it still can move on its wheel after folding. Love this micro folding bike!

One Shot: an Innovative Micro Commuter Bike
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