Now, a bicycle that takes around 20 seconds to fold down
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 20:24
  
London: A British student has designed a bicycle that can be folded completely into the space of the wheel’s 26-inch circumference within 20 seconds.

According to a report by Sky News, Dominic Hargreaves’ bicycle, named ‘The Contortionist’, takes around 20 seconds to fold down, and has been shortlisted for this year’s James Dyson Award for innovation.

It may bag the young inventor 10,000 pounds.

The 24-year-old, from Battersea, London, said that he wanted to create a decent folding bike after the one he was using collapsed.

“I couldn’t find a folding bicycle I liked,” he said.

“I wanted something that could take a bit of punishment and that you could have fun with. So, I made one myself,” he added.

Hargreaves has been in contact with various manufacturers and hopes to get the bike into production soon.

According to competition founder James Dyson, “The clever bit is how the front wheel can be rotated and repositioned so that the whole of the bikes’ frame fits into its circumference.”

ANI


First Published: Tuesday, August 04, 2009, 20:24


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