This Bendable Bike Can Tie Itself to a Lamp Post

Illustration for article titled This Bendable Bike Can Tie Itself to a Lamp Post

I'm slowly customizing my new bike with the help of some friends from Ohio. I love it except for one thing: The massive lock that I've to use in NYC. This awesome bendable bike, however, doesn't need any lock.

Illustration for article titled This Bendable Bike Can Tie Itself to a Lamp Post

This has to be one of the best bike inventions in the history of bike inventions. It was created by the guy in the photos, 21-yo designer—and Adam Frucci impersonator—Kevin Scott.

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I know it's hard to believe, but this thing actually works and could go into production. The bike can literally bend around a lamp post. Again: The whole bike bends to lock onto itself. First, it's rigid. Then, you push a lever and it's flexible enough to tie it to a post. Rigid. Lever. Bendable. Lever. Rigid. Lever. Bendable. I'm sorry, but I just can't stop marveling at this invention. [DMU via Daily Mail]

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The5thElephant
The5thElephant

Am I the only one frustrated with intelligent designers like this who all seem to design clever bikes, chairs, and lamps?

There are problems on this planet and amongst humanity that could be solved with some good design and application of the right technologies, but it seems all the best educated designers are lured away by the promise of money for designing another useless doodad that upper-middle class people will populate their homes with.

I like this bike idea, I really do, and I respect this designer for actually going out and making his idea into reality. I just wish that more of these designers had a somewhat greater vision like those of the designers of the past, looking into a glorious future of human development and prosperity.

We need more Buck Minster Fullers and Freeman Dysons.