nathancushing:

A minimal city bike:
Our project, “Simplicity in inner city bicycling,” was at first glance a fun aesthetic opportunity in new trends, color, and materials. Our target lived / worked in an inner city environment with minimal space. Bicycling at this level can be more about fashion and culture than speed and performance.
The project ended up rethinking what a “frame” meant, getting ride of basic key components, and creating a new type of compact bicycling. [We were] inspired first by the “hobby horse” for it’s simplicity and secondly by the cafe racer scene. Each is an exercise in stripping something down to its core.
The final design came down to a frame system and a really difficult rear hub. Everything else is rider preference.
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nathancushing:

A minimal city bike:

Our project, “Simplicity in inner city bicycling,” was at first glance a fun aesthetic opportunity in new trends, color, and materials. Our target lived / worked in an inner city environment with minimal space. Bicycling at this level can be more about fashion and culture than speed and performance.
The project ended up rethinking what a “frame” meant, getting ride of basic key components, and creating a new type of compact bicycling. [We were] inspired first by the “hobby horse” for it’s simplicity and secondly by the cafe racer scene. Each is an exercise in stripping something down to its core.
The final design came down to a frame system and a really difficult rear hub. Everything else is rider preference.

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