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It comes from Michigan-based Inner City Bikes.
Said designer Joey Ruiter, "Our goal was to hit the reset button on bike design."
By George, I think they've done it. From Men's Journal,
"It is a sci-fi cycle with the essentials only: an aluminum frame, freewheel rear hub, 36-inch tires, disc brakes, custom-fit cranks, and a seat. Not even a chain or drive train."
"Lined on the inside is foam with suede leather wrapped around to provide comfort and protection during your ride, as well as an adjustable strap to fit to your face. "
The £5,500 QTvan is the world’s smallest caravan and is so named because it caters to three peculiarly British obsessions: queuing, tea and caravans. Inside, there's a tea service, a 19-inch flat-screen television, radio, alarm clock book shelves, a full-sized single bed and kettle. It's even available for short vacations, though with a 30-mile range and six-mph top end, it won't get you much further than the park.
A canteen/tool pack mounted to the rear of the seat holds 42 ounces of water which is made accessible to the rider via a frame-routed tube system that ends in a tethered valve held securely to the handlebars with magnets. It has two patent-pending retractable magnetic reels that allow the rider to safely and easily access the bite valve.
"is a human-powered, light-weight carbon-fiber vehicle that allows you to get a running start and then simply put your legs up to get into a horizontal hang gliding position using a body-harness”
The socks feature a reflective patch on the back, which, once you’ve tucked your trousers into them (to prevent the chain jamming) adds to making you as visible as possible on the road, and the gloves have a reflective arrow patch on each side, so you can signal before you turn with added visibility. Pack of two socks, or two gloves - one size and unisex, with sewn on reflective patches.
What happens to an impoverished developing nation town when you flood it with 20,000 bicycles? You lift three times that number of people out of poverty. Pedals for Progress and founder David Schweidenback have been shipping used American bicycles to Rivas, Nicaragua for the last two decades and the transformation has been incredible.
"Excentricity is defined as a deviation from what is ordinary or customary. To match this definition we couln´t just modify an existing vehicle but had to start designing something new from scratch. The result is a completely new driving concept: The driver lies headlong on his three-wheeled vehicle and accelerates the "EX" with sprawled out arms up to 30 km/h.
Eccentrically is also how the steering works: A specially developed joint tilts the back wheel and leans the driver´s weight dynamically into the curve.
The driver controls the vehicle with brake and gas handles and by tilting the back wheel with its body"