Collapsible Bicycle by Kevin Scott

It’s not often that I could see such a revolutionary design yet it is not just a concept. This bike design from Kevin Scott is a bendable bicycle that you can literally wrap around a lamp post or a pole. It certainly will stop thieves from targeting your bike. The young Industrial Designer used a ratchet system built into the frame of the bike to make it possible to wrap the bike around a pole. The bike bends to lock onto itself, there’s no need for a chain, a regular bike lock will be able to secure the frame and both wheels. His main objective was not just to secure all bike’s components within the lock, but also to allow the bike to be stored in small spaces. A very cool bike design, indeed!

Designer : Kevin Scott

Bendy Bicycle

Bendy Bicycle

Kevin said: “This has validated how I feel about the product. It’s a justification of the uniqueness of the design and the possibilities for taking it further. I intend to use the prize money to outsource production of some of the key components to allow for full testing.

“I am now going to take this forward to produce a fully resolved solution and hopefully this will be a stepping stone into a career in the bike designing industry.”

Bendy Bicycle

Bendy Bicycle

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EMS says: July 9, 2010

awesome :O !

Diogo da Vinha says: July 10, 2010

Hahaha..great idea dude!!!

so so nice..congratulations!

Iain says: July 11, 2010

No brakes mate. I wouldn't feel too safe riding that :P

And before you say "it's just a prototype" etc, the question of how to run brake cables down a bendy frame is a legitimate one. In addition, in terms of security, brakes can be quickly taken and are as valuable as wheels are.

    Vlad says: September 1, 2010

    Brake cables are not bendable?
    Brakes easy to take?
    Brakes more expensive than wheels?
    Ever heard of pedal brakes?
    Which planet you live on?

    Agu says: September 29, 2010

    i think his idea was just to make a bike that doesnt need a padlock to be safe.
    im from argentina and they dont steal just a wheel or a break, they steal the entire bike!

    i like your work kevin, its ready to be sold! :)

Justin says: August 16, 2010

Iain, it probably uses pedal brakes…

Bravo says: September 1, 2010

Magnificent idea Kevin, a true gem of out of the box thinking. Quite practicable and production ready too, which is an extra plus. Keep up the good work and ignore the Iain-sayers (sic!) envious of your talent.

freed says: February 7, 2011

Cool. Just make sure that the cable holding the frame has solid locking mechanism. I cant imagine the damage it would cause if it accidentally releases going downhill with the rider on.

yup says: May 10, 2011

non-compliant

Alan Robinson says: August 27, 2011

I would also like to see the locking system

Johnny Ancich says: December 28, 2011

I'll just cut the pole.







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