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Is Faraday the Future of Bicycles?

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

“This ain’t no fixie with a minty fresh paint job, this is the Faraday.

Built for the Oregon Manifest design competition, ideas factory Ideo teamed up with bike builders Rock Lobster Cycles to produce this retro-technotastic electric bike.

Everything futuristic has been hidden inside the frame: those parallel top tubes hold a series of lithium-ion batteries which juice up the front-hub motor — all controlled from the green box tucked beneath the seat cluster.

Those two prongs up front serve as built-in headlights and the base of a modular racking system, letting you swap out various carrying mechanisms like a trunk or child seat with the pop of a bolt.”

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  1. November 3, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    WOW . . . where was rhis idea went I was young?

    I am 76 years old and ride an Adult Tricycle everyday . . . and love doing so, as the exercise part is so important to me.

    But I have a question . . . “Could this idea be transformed over to a three wheeler for adults to at least “git” out on and see what is outside”.

    Now as to how long the batteries last . . . well that is another thing . . . but still a three wheeler can be peddled and they would get exercise at the same way that I do.

    Excellent idea . . . hope it sells well, and thanks for allowing me to “rant” here, so long.

    Joel Hairston

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