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Biomega’s Boston Folding Bike: World’s First Theft-Proof Bicycle?

Posted By Ariel Schwartz On October 1, 2009 @ 2:34 pm In Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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Any big city resident can attest to the issue of rampant bike thefts — most of us have have experience with at least a wheel being stolen. The only solution up until now been to ride around on a cheap bike, but the Biomega [1] Boston folding bicycle changes all that with a virtually theft-proof design.

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The bike, designed by Biomega in collaboration with Puma [2], integrates a lock within the structure of its frame. If a would-be thief tries to cut the wire, the bike becomes unrideable, but repairable.

Perhaps best of all, the Boston Bike folds up [3] for easy transportation on the go. According to Biomega designer Jens Martin Skibsted, “The main idea was to get the folding function in the mix & still having a cool & simple object. Most folding bikes are kind of dorky. The inspiration to counter balance that came from BMX & Downhill bikes & American bad boy pop culture.

Indeed, the bike is everything an urban cyclist could hope for — slick, portable, and impervious to criminals. Want to check out the Boston Bike in person? Take a trip to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art [4], where it remains on permanent display.

+ Biomega [1]


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[1] Biomega: http://www.biomega.dk/biomega.aspx

[2] Puma: http://puma.com/

[3] folds up: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/05/contortionist-foliding-bike-rolls-up-smaller-than-a-wheel/

[4] San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: http://www.sfmoma.org/pages/visit

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