Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Folding "mini-farthing"

YikeBike, a very light weight (9 kg) and extremely compact electric, folding "mini-farthing" is voted number 15 in TIME magazine's list of the 50 best inventions of 2009. These bikes out of New Zealand, inspired by the 'Penny-farthing', should be available there, in the UK, and in selected countries in Europe by mid-2010 according to TIME. More information, including video footage of this machine, can be seen here.

For those of you who think an electric folding penny-farthing is just too pedestrian check out number 27!