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November 5, 2009

Super Minimal Bike


Created by Michigan-based design studio Jruiter,


whose Joey Ruiter said of it, "This is as stripped as you can get."


"Designed specifically for short-range urban travel and


manufactured with the absolute bare minimum of materials."

[via Whollysblog and Core77]

November 5, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink


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Another product design class project gone wrong.

Posted by: Homebrew | Nov 7, 2009 10:59:24 AM

ten reasons why this is the stupidest non-bicyclist-tries-to-revolutionize-bicycling idea ever:

* painful, painful seat, with no frame to absorb road shocks
* ... which makes the front suspension fork kind of a dumb joke
* short wheel base plus disc front brake equals flipping over the bars at every stop.
* ... but rear-slung riding position means you'll pop a wheelie if you try to sprint
* pedaling without proper leg extension will blow out your knees
* ... and doing so with a fixed gear is likely to throw you out of the saddle
* instead of a top tube, it's got an integrated testicle-removing device
* the frame is un-lockable! just remove a wheel or unbolt the handy e-z-steal bolts in the middle, and you got yourself a free bike
* the one-inch steer tube is going to shred any headset in short order
* the two plates that make up the frame are solid metal; heavy like bricks!

sure, i love freak bikes, but let's not go calling them practical. the whole idea that city riders need to look cool on bikes that hurt ... eew.

Posted by: mykle | Nov 6, 2009 6:18:25 PM

Me jewels!

No way it's gonna work. If only the saddle was adjustable in any way but this way that is going to hurt.

"Cafe racer" seems to be a pejorative term here.

Walk instead.

Posted by: Tomasso | Nov 6, 2009 7:15:08 AM

A Unicycle with a front steering wheel

Posted by: megan | Nov 5, 2009 8:15:32 PM

Didn't they once make that out of wood?

Posted by: Kay | Nov 5, 2009 10:29:27 AM

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