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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Suitcase Folding Bike

For several years, I have been hearing rumors about a folding bike that's integrated into a suitcase and is designed so that the wheels fold into the suitcase when not in use. Today, I received an anonymous message with the title "Coming soon" and the following computer generated sketches.

Below is a slide show of the images with accompaning descriptions. To view the caption for any image, mouse over the image when it appears and the caption will appear below the image. Additionally, you can enlarge an image by clicking on it.

The folding handlebars and handlebar stem remind me of Sir Clive's A-Bike folding bike but the wheels are larger (they look to be similar to those on a Mobiky Genius). I like the idea that the cranks are detachable and everything folds up cleanly within a rollable case. Certainly, this would come in handy for flying or for use on the subway...

So I put it to you: Is this really in production or simply someone's pipe dream? If it's for real, would you ride a suitcase folding bike. Let me know.



At Wednesday, June 6, 2007 2:24:00 AM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sun's a genius.

At Saturday, September 29, 2007 2:20:00 PM CDT, Blogger Nelson said...

Here is an movie demonstrating the suitcase bicycle:


At Tuesday, July 8, 2008 6:46:00 PM CDT, Anonymous Melissa said...

I wish they had a video of someone actualy riding the bike. This is very neat indeed, I would really be interested in it. I can see myself putting stickers on the side of the case. :-)

At Friday, September 25, 2009 9:52:00 AM CDT, Blogger pmonko1 said...

I don't know if you guys ever heard of Bike Friday, but it's a bike that folds into a suitcase. The suitcase then becomes a trailer you pull behind the bike. I have one and it's great for bike touring.

At Saturday, September 26, 2009 4:02:00 PM CDT, Blogger Web said...

Bike Friday makes great bikes; however, the bike and suitcase are not one unit (which was the intent of this product).

By the way, I didn't see any representation of Bike Friday at InterBike '09 & heard nothing about them at Eurobike either. Considering that these are the most important conventions in the bicycle business, I found it surprising that other folding bike companies were there but not Bike Friday...


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