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September 1, 2011

Minimalist Bicycle

Screen Shot 2011-08-31 at 12.45.53 PM

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.

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From Men's Journal, "The end product 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."

Added Ruiter, "It's a city cruiser. More fashion than function."

Plenty cool.

Below, with optional fenders.



Put your name on the waiting list here.


September 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM | Permalink


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Velocipede anyone?
We've been riding on them because people then weren't able to make a gear. And now someone makes a bike without gear again. On the video he's like riding 17km/hour, and due to the lack of a transmission he can't get much faster without getting tired fast. We have transmission for a reason.

Posted by: ferry | Sep 2, 2011 12:39:24 PM

Your seat's too low

Posted by: Tim | Sep 2, 2011 6:24:18 AM

Feel the quad burn. City bike, yes, as long as it's a flat city.

I recall a three mile trip on a flat dirt road, on a bike that was too short for my frame and too short for my legs. Not good.

Posted by: Kay | Sep 1, 2011 3:08:26 PM

That thing has got to be super difficult to control. Looks good, while it's upright.

Posted by: DougD | Sep 1, 2011 2:55:13 PM

Add to the list: wheelchairs. Even the zippiest are v clunky loading in and out of cars.

Posted by: Becs | Sep 1, 2011 2:39:08 PM

Dear Designers of the World:

The following things do not need to be redesigned:


From the Department of the Elimination of Needless Fiddling.

Posted by: Rocketboy | Sep 1, 2011 12:18:57 PM

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