Thursday, March 09, 2006

A new folding tricycle

There have been several folding trikes in the news recently. Both Trice and Greenspeed are producing folding recumbent tricycles but a folding upright trike is a rare beast with only Di Blasi's compact model springing to mind.

The Taiwan News reports that Frenchman Yves Plattard has won first prize at the 10th International Bicycle Design Competition with his folding, load-carrying, upright tricycle. The French have not generally been known for folding bikes (Le Petit Bi, assorted U-frames and the recent Mobiky excepted) but being based in London possibly influenced the designer.

A couple of new folding bike designs are also mentioned.