Conti-bike
Design

Driving or walking. Effective way to confuse engineer.

Such engineers who need the future not to worry about. Take a bike and swap the wheels against half a dozen shoes and is on the way to the biggest Bike Festival in the world in London. Although the Conti-bike on sneakers jerky quite enormous, but the images going around the world.

What must the British engineers of the German tire manufacturer continental for a fun have had when they have assembled this wheel. You wanted to of course stand out at the fourth edition of the prudential ride in London.

Prudential ride the world’s largest bicycle Festival

The prudential ride is not any bike race. It is the greatest Bike Festival in the world. For three days the city of London is firmly in the hands of bikers: 100,000 cyclists dream round on two wheels through the town, bike freaks show their own buildings, cyclists are in a real race of about 200 km.

The famous Brompton folding bicycle 500 riders to their world championship in London. The curious thing: to the start of the race the wheels need to be rebuilt first, then we go. Sportswear is banned, driven in jacket and shirt! But let’s get back to the tire engineers, that extra have switched to for the prudential ride, tires on shoes.

The Continental technicians have replaced by six sneakers the spokes and rims, which are mounted on a stable hollow beam. The size of the treads makes it possible that the six shoes nearly touching and so nearly form a tread.

Comfort of the shoe bike is miserable

However, tread is also somewhat exaggerated. Because the video is that the driver of now every shoe tracks individually, vigorously shakes the driver of the saddle and driving rather a horse reminiscent of the white.

You can call the comfort of the shoe bike safely be miserable. To quickly drive or is going to think not.

Speaking of driving: you can get it name? Or is the more mechanized, automated approach? Whatever it is now, the Continental in any case provided for one of the many big and small highlights at the greatest Bike Festival in the world.

The Festival from July 28 to 30 will take place next year. Sign up is now. And time for a crazy self-built is enough.

Need an idea? How about this bike? Strandbeest cycling, the rear wheel consists of a spider-like metal construction.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

thirteen − nine =