The Friday Cyclotouriste

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Greencycle eco-friendly bikes

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I discovered this project at the modern industrial design site, Yanko Design.

I can’t speak to the practicality of doing away with the downtube — as far as riding stability and structural integrity are concerned — but this is a pretty cool concept.

The designer is Paulus Maringka, Auckland Institute of Technology. Read his academic abstract and/or download his entire 372 page trans-disciplinary design thesis or visit the Yanko Design site to see more pictures of the Greencycle.

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September 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 am


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  1. Cool bike! I worry about the wood flexing or breaking, but it looks like you could just make a new peice and bolt it on. Glad to see all the Tucson posts, too.

    steve dahlgren

    7 Sep 11 at 11:38 am

  2. steve/ thanks for dropping by TFC! re: the bike, i also wonder about that bag under the top tube and my knees hitting it on each and every pedal stroke.

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