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Sada Bike Folds into Size of an Umbrella

Posted in Biking by Darrin Olson on May 20th, 2014

Folding Sada BikeWe’ve seen quite a few folding bikes over the years but none quite like the Sada Bike. The unique part of the design here is that the wheels are hubless, having no center sprocket and no spokes. The bike folds with one motion and the wheels come away from the frame completely.

Anyone that has done some bike riding might question the loss of leverage through gears on a center sprocket, and anyone that is a little bit of a heavier rider might also quickly note that the wheels without spokes might not hold a person. But, Sada really seems to be targeting more of a compact city bike that won’t be setting speed records or taking on any significant air. The bike (without the wheels) folds roughly into the size of any umbrella and can be packed into a …

MotoMap GPS device for bikes

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2009

MotoMap GPS device for bikesStephen Dettman loves bikes. That’s why he designed the MotoMap GPS Device for Bikes concept. The concept uses two new technologies. Powerfilm flexible solar panels and e-ink flexible displays. First where do you put it? It tackles the hardware mounting issue by wrapping around the fuel tank with magnets in the adjustable straps. It should stay in place even in an accident.

When not in use, flip it around so that the solar panel can work, storing up juice. We won’t be seeing it anytime soon, but it’s an interesting idea. Even if it does somewhat resemble a saddle for your bike.

Flickr bikes coming to a city near you

Posted in Yahoo by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2008

Flickr bikes coming to a city near youThis is one of a small fleet of GPS and cameraphone equipped bicycles that Flickr has deployed in select cities around the world. It’s purple, solar powered, pedal powered, GPS powered and it probably needs a little basket with a bow to complete the girl’s bike look. The bikes have handlebar-mounted cameraphones (Nokia N95s, based on the metadata in the Flickr photos) that will snap a shot every 60 seconds while the bike is in motion. Then the photos get uploaded with the geodata, to a special Flickr account.

I have no idea what the purpose is, other then publicity. I suppose they could partner with Nokia etc and start selling these bikes. They are likely to be a nice collectible in a few years, so if you have one keep it safe. And try not to get into too much trouble snapping pics of drug dealers and uploading them.

Bikecaffe: Coffee vending bikes

Posted in Personal Transport by Conner Flynn on June 22nd, 2008

Bikecaffe: Coffee vending bikesI can’t think of a better business idea then putting a new spin on people’s insane need for coffee and making in convenient. That’s what the Bikecaffe is all about. The business was launched in the UK in March, and proved so successful that Bikecaffe’s founders, Will and Steve expanded into the rest of Europe.

The company’s trikes use gas-powered machines to brew the coffee and can produce up to 500 cups a day. For some reason, they serve the drinks in recyclable containers, despite the fact that they’re using gas to brew it. Brilliant idea. Instead of making the people come to you, you bring the coffee to the people. Let’s face it, people are everywhere.

Yamaha bike distracts you with the web

Posted in Automotive,Concepts,Personal Transport,Yamaha by Conner Flynn on October 15th, 2007

Aside from distracting you with the wonders of the web, the bike can be easily turned on and off using specific cell phones.Some things are meant to be. Peanut Butter and Jelly, Ben and Jerry, Brad and Angelina. And now apparently, biking while surfing the web. I’m talking about the Bobby prototype electric bike from Yamaha motors. Pedestrians will never know what hit them, while you read your favorite blog. Aside from distracting you with the wonders of the web, the bike can be easily turned on and off using specific cell phones.

Some other features you can use when you are no longer impressed with having the web on 2 wheels are: a collapsible seat, fold-in rear wheel, handlebars and footrests making the bike a breeze to store.