7 Awesome bike-centric projects:
Several Dutch designers got together to create a few “feats per second” (a play on the word fiets, which means bicycle). The team outfitted a 30 year old Alpina bike with turntables and a battery-powered amplifier so that the bike pumps out tunes while the user pedals down the street. A little bit of music will get even the most uninspired biker back on the road.
We’ve never seen an Yves Behar project we didn’t like, and “Local Bike” is definitely no exception. This striking cargo bike effortlessly combines utility and style while performing in a variety of terrains. The beige platform in front has tall walls and guard rails so that nothing will fall out – a major improvement on old-fashioned basket bikes.
If you were thinking about staying home a little while longer while your favorite gadget charges up, now there’s no reason to do it thanks to Silverback’s amazing Starke bikes. These urban bikes have a USB gadget port that connects to a hub on the wheel, harvesting the energy created while pedaling. And even when there are no gadgets plugged in, the same system charges your bicycle’s lights!