Today we bring you news of a giant leap forward in physics.
A single concept that may permanently change the rules of science forever. All the while, making city bike racks virtually obsolete.
Introducing (maybe) The Bendable Bicycle, a Dalí-esque creation that you’ll ride from point A to point B, and then fold in half around a stop sign for safekeeping, hopefully coming in 2011.
Basically, this is your standard (albeit bright orange) street-ready bike. However, at the flip of a lever, it’ll collapse onto itself. Imagine the result from an unholy tryst between a Huffy, The Club and a bendy straw, and you’ll get the idea.
At this early stage, details are pretty sketchy as to the actual mechanics behind this thing. So we went ahead and assembled a team of engineers, Olympic cyclists and pizza delivery boys to pore over blueprints and construct CGI models. Their initial finding: black magic. Their secondary conclusion: a sophisticated cable frame that can be pulled taut or made loose on demand.
Though the bike still has several rounds of testing (read: crashing) to go through, there’s a high probability you’ll be wrapping this thing around telephone poles in ’11.
Unless Big Padlock has its way.