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Chainless Bike is One Sweet Green Ride

Posted By Edward Van Valen On May 5, 2010 @ 4:30 pm In Green Transportation | 2 Comments

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Look Ma – no chain! Christian Vollmer, an industrial designer from Germany, has created an urban electric bike [2] utilizing a pedelec system, meaning it has no need for a chain. Instead, it has a toothed belt which transfers clean power [3] from the engine to the rear wheel. And it looks pretty darn snazzy too!

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To save space, the entire system is housed between the peddles quite elegantly and unobtrusively. With everything in such a neat package there is little to mess up that neatly pressed suit on the way to a big meeting. While this clean form of transport [5] for the urban go-getter is only in its concept phase, we can easily envision people zipping through the city streets atop all its chainless glory.

Via Yanko Design [6]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/05/chainless-bike-is-one-sweet-green-ride/city_cycle_concept2/

[2] bike: http://inhabitat.com/2008/06/10/light-electric-vehicles-from-ultra-motor/

[3] clean power: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/05/05/chainless-bike-is-one-sweet-green-ride/city_cycle_concept1/

[5] transport: http://inhabitat.com/transportation/

[6] Yanko Design: http://www.yankodesign.com/

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