Oct. 10, 2012 at 3:25 PM ET
Owning and riding a bicycle in the crowded, urban streets of tomorrow could be delightfully simple, according to the inventors of a futuristic bike that looks like a unicycle with a spare wheel.
Known as the Bicymple, the two-wheeler is chain free. Instead, direct-drive pedals are on the rear wheel; the seat is just above the rear wheel. A short frame connects to handlebars positioned over the second wheel.
The compact, simple design is a head turner that comes with an added twist: the rear wheel can be unlocked, allowing both the front and rear wheels to turn, making the bike more nimble in tight urban spaces.
The video below showcases the bike cruising parking garages and sidewalks in Bellingham, Wash., home of Josh Bechtel and Scalyfish Designs, who created the Bicymple.
– via Technabob