Published on November 4th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro3
The Concept 1865 Velocipede Is Ye Olde Fashioned Fun
Built through the collaborative efforts of chemical company BASF and German design studio DING3000, the Concept 1865 Velocipede is an easier-to-ride take on the classic 19th century bicycle design. Utilizing 24 different polymers (chemical company!), the Velocipede concept also has an electric motor on the front wheel to assist theoretical riders.
The carbon fiber reinforced frame is strong-but-light, and the old-timey design helps it stand out in a world where custom, high-end bicycles are suddenly highly sought after. With cars increasingly unaffordable by the city-dwelling masses, high-end, high-tech bicycles like this concept could become a norm.
What a weird future it will be.
Source: Design Boom