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<a href="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/oh_nuhuh_man_makes_folding_bik.php" target="_blank"><span style="color:#810081;">Oh Nuh-Uh: Man Makes Folding Bike Wheel</span></a><br>
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Duncan Fitzsimmons has developed a folding bicycle wheel. That's him in the picture. Yeah, the one holding the folded wheel over his head. Duncan is working with bike part manufacturers to develop a "a really high end city bike or courier bike that can fold up into a package like a golf bag, which could go into an overhead rack on a train or go into a plane locker." Damn, that would be one hell of a folding bike. I want to see it happen. But I want it small enough to fit under my tophat. That way I can score a gig doing magic shows for birthday parties. "Okay kiddies, for my next trick I'm going to pull a bike out of my hat. But before this trick I need to ask if any of your mothers are single and lonely. Okay, one of you-- can you point her out to me? Listen kid, I can't tell if you're pointing to the ugly one in the purple or the one in orange with the righteous chest poodles. The orange? <i>Really?</i> Shows over kids, go get some cake."<br>
Another picture and a video of the wheel in action after the jump.<br><img alt="" src="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/07/folding-wheel-2.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><a href="http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/02/04/crossbreed-folding-bicycle-wheel/" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Crossbreed Folding Bicycle Wheel</span></a> [ohgizmo]<br><br>
there is a you tube video too. but I can't make it link. Here's where I found it.<br><a href="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/oh_nuhuh_man_makes_folding_bik.php" target="_blank">http://www.geekologie.com/2008/02/oh...olding_bik.php</a>
 

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<img alt="" src="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/01/25/woodbike-1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
16 year-old high school student Marco Facciola built a bike out of wood. I'm talking <i>every part</i> is made out of wood. Pretty damn impressive. "Marco had to complete this as a non-academic project for his International Baccalaureate, and inspiration came from his grandfather, forced to make wooden wheels for his bike during the war due to rubber shortages." Well props to both you and your grandfather, I'm sure he's proud. Say, mind if I take it for a ride? I'm working on a stunt spectacular where I set a bike on fire and jump over cats in my driveway. No I can't use my <i>own</i> bike Marco, <i>it</i> won't burn right.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/01/25/closeup-1.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/01/25/closeup-2.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/01/25/closeup-3.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><img alt="" src="http://www.geekologie.com/2008/01/25/closeup-4.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br><a href="http://gizmodo.com/348866/high-school-student-builds-100-wooden-bike" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">High School Student Builds 100% Wooden Bike</span></a> [gizmodo]
 

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<b><a href="http://renovobicycles.com/" target="_blank">http://renovobicycles.com/</a></b><br><br><img alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2214388357_12e7f719c3.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><img alt="" src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2168/2214388325_943cd72e3f.jpg" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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They are also making bikes out of bamboo for Africa.<br><br><a href="http://www.bamboobike.org/Photos.html" target="_blank">http://www.bamboobike.org/Photos.html</a>
 
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