Not sure if you like to ride your bike sitting up straight or getting all laid back? Then the Switchbike is for you, letting you go all AC/DC on your bike, riding it upright in a conventional style or transforming it into a recumbent bicycle when the spirit moves you. With a quick flick of the handlebars, this strange design by Ron de Jong transmogrifies into something completely different. It's not exactly a great-looking racing bike—since it obviously got hit pretty hard by the ugly stick—but there's something strangely appealing about its unique versatility. [Fresh Creation]
Someone over at Boing Boing Gadgets came up with this site: [www.bicycledevelopment.com] — some Finns who have been working on the same idea. I'd love to have something like this; I've wanted to tour x-country for a while, but neither want to put my weight on my crotch for 3000 miles nor give up the additional visibility of an upright when I need it.