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.
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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.