Archive for bicycle

Fold Away your Bicycle!

Posted in design, product design with tags , , , on December 16, 2008 by anonimiss

I liked this bicycle РGrasshopper Рdesigned by David Gon̤alves for the 12th International Bicycle Design Competition. The bike consists of a foldable electric city bike, which could be carried around as a trolley and recharged when at rest. Great idea, attractive solution.

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Guessing Game…..

Posted in product design with tags , , on August 19, 2008 by anonimiss

Ok, lets play a guessing game….. look at the pictures below and guess what they actually are. Simple.

OK, all of you who thought these were bicycle seat covers….you’re geniuses! ‘Coz thats what they are. They are meant to protect and keep the bicycle seat dry, while adding a bit of whim to the world of cycling! Designed by Tilo Ahmels of Germany, you can find few more designs here. And if you did’nt guess it right, you could write back to me through the comments section with your answers, it would be fun to know your creative guesses…..

Cardboard to the Rescue

Posted in product design with tags , , , on August 4, 2008 by anonimiss

Found this ‘cardboard bicycle’ so cool! The designer Phil Bridge, a student at Sheffield Hallam University, designed the bike with an aim to reduce bike thefts (it seems a bicycle is stolen every 71 seconds in England ) and encourage people to get out of their cars and ‘on their bikes’. And he chose cardboard so that while thieves would not have any incentive to steal the bike, the bike itself would be a real ‘bargain bike’ at around $30 apiece! Would sure like to test ride it.

The Big Boda Bicycle

Posted in design with tags , on July 31, 2008 by anonimiss

This is in continuation to my earlier post. This bike, the Big Boda, is able to carry hundreds of pounds of cargo or two additional passengers easily, at a substantially lower cost than other forms of human-powered utility vehicles. It was designed to transport goods to and from market for entrepreneurs and consumers in developing countries. For more details and sensitive designs you can check out http://other90.cooperhewitt.org/design/?c=transport

The re-design of the regular bicycle to serve a particular need sort of ratifies the quote-“Design is a response to social change” by George Nelson, and shows how such sensitive contributions from designers could change the life of several people across the globe.