World's Smallest Folding Bike Can Fit Inside Carry-On Luggage

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/09/the-worlds-smallest-folding-bike-can-fit-inside-carry-on-luggage/

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    A bike can be a cheap alternative for your daily commute, but only if you don’t have to replace it every few months cause it keeps getting stolen. The Kwiggle — designed by Karstin Bettin — all but guarantees your ride won’t get swiped, because it folds to a compact package that can be easily stashed under your desk, instead of requiring you to lock it to an easily accessible rack.
    The Kwiggle is actually designed to be ridden in a standing position, with the seat serving as more of a support that rocks from side-to-side as you ride; hence the use of ‘wiggle’ in the name. Thanks to an extremely innovative folding mechanism, the Kwiggle folds small enough to stash inside a small suitcase, and the final retail version available later this year will weigh around just 14 pounds.

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    its awesome ...
     
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    It might save on taxi expenses..... :D
     
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    Interesting but doubt if it would be useful for travel. Might work from the subway to the office or about 3 to 4 city blocks. The Gearing mechanism looks like it would move about 5 feet for every turn of the crank.

    Seems more like a Razor Scooter with a crank. And is probably as efficient.
     

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