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In urban areas, the folding bicycle is becoming increasingly popular, and the Spirit folding bike is not only lightweight, but folds in under ten… Read More
In urban areas, the folding bicycle is becoming increasingly popular, and the Spirit folding bike is not only lightweight, but folds in under ten seconds. The design and chosen materials make this bicycle enjoyable to ride whether commuting to work or biking through a park. Read Less
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My main goal for this project was to design and prototype a folding bicycle that is not only intuitive and easy to use, but one that is aesthetically pleasing without compromising the strength of the frame as it steps away from traditional bike design. The entire frame was prototyped out of plywood, while the seat was sculpted out of insulation foam.
Step 1: Magnetic handlebars fold up and then down onto the frame
Step 3: The bicycle frame folds in half