Non seulement ce singlespeed a de la classe mais il est aussi ultra pratique. Fini la peur de se faire voler son vélo urbain en allant au boulot ou en bas de chez soi, remonter le facilement chez vous ou à votre travail il ne prend pas de place. C’est une vrais petite merveille d’ingéniosité et de style avec ses pognées en liège, sa selle en cuir et son cadre en aluminium. Ce projet simple, minimal et frais a reçu le mois dernier un Red Dot Design Award. Au total, le Kit Bike de la compagnie indienne Lucid Design dispose de 21 pièces à assembler avec quelques outils, il faut juste être concentré pour ne pas oublier de serrer un boulon sinon attention aux dégâts.
Indian company Lucid Design has created a conceptual “bike in a bag” that would quickly dismantle into parts to fit into a backpack. The Kit Bike by Lucid Design would be assembled from a series of 21 parts that twist and lock together. “Conventional bikes are awkward in every way except when you ride them,” the company’s creative director Amit Mirchandani told Dezeen. “The Kit Bike was designed to make problems of shipping, traveling with and commuting with a bike, a thing of the past.” Hollow aluminium tubes would make up the frame, locking together via a series of joints that would twist together using a rotating mechanism and be secured with a key. “The entire bike can be assembled or dismantled from one side making the process extremely simple and quick,” said Mirchandani. The minimal white diamond-shaped frame would attach to the steel wheel hubs on one side, so the bike could be assembled or disassembled while rested against a wall.
“It’s simple, minimal and cool, unlike folding bikes that tend to be complex,” Mirchandani said. Leather is proposed for the seat and the handlebar grips would be made from cork. The parts would pack away into a circular leather backpack, which features two compartments on each side for the wheels and a central compartment for the other components. Lucid Design currently has no plans to produce the bike, but may consider it in the future. The project received a Red Dot 2014 Design Award earlier this month.