Friday, April 30, 2010

YikeBike

This is a pretty clever fold-away penny-farthing type vehicle. Designed here in New Zealand and clever how it folds away for you to carry. http://www.yikebike.com/. Apparently available mid 2010 and will set you back 3000 UK pounds!

Bad luck for the cyclist in this video having both wheels stolen.


I'll stick to my pushbike though for the health benefits and it's a lot lot cheaper. A good lock and common sense will deter most bike thieves.

I have seen the odd pushbike bastardised with a two-stroke motor. I think it's just wrong. The hills in Auckland are not that bad especially with the range of gearing most bikes have.