Gallery: Scalyfish Designs’ Bicymple is a Super-Compact, Chainless Bicy...

Just when you thought bicycle designs couldn't get any simpler, along comes Scalyfish Designs to, well, simplify it. The Bellingham, WA-based design studio, which is led by Josh Bechtel, recently unveiled the Bicymple, a super-compact, chainless bike that takes everything you thought you knew about bicycles and turns it on its ear. With the Bicymple, the design is streamlined but the functionality remains intact, as it can do just about everything you'd expect from a typical bike—and more.

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  1. Ichtheria October 2, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Bikes like this have been around for a while. They are called circus bikes ( and are nothing new. If you really want ultimate maneuverability and a compact design learn how to ride a unicycle.

  2. tobiasogrady April 23, 2014 at 3:17 am

    IT looks cool, however there is no benefit to this design what so ever.
    One can maneuver a standard bike much better, easier and faster than this thing. Definitely not simple at all either.

  3. h3ndry October 14, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Totally idiotic. Cranks behind the vertical from the hips? Is this for the reverse kneed among us?

    The diamond frame bicycle is one of the most timeless and efficient designs in mechanical history. This is simply impractical and stupid.

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