we can use this thread to collect and answer questions & comments
Q. HOW MUCH AND WHERE CAN I BUY ONE?A. Cost to manufacture a functional product will be quite expensive. However, we are looking into prototyping one with a help of Stephen Mora from Digital Fabrications Laboratory.
How much would a projected full production model be, any idea?
The bike clearly borrows from automotive/motorcycle/aeronautical design, yet formalizes a language of its own. Do you see a shift in bicycle design leaving the modernist, less is more approach? Is there a need to leave the utilitarian model that has long been established? (perhaps except for a few examples, the lowrider bikes come to mind as perhaps the biggest shift from the physiognomy of the modern day bicycle that makes it less about functionality and more about ornament, while most other changes have been in regards to the functionality of the bike such as fixies, mountain bikes, beach cruisers, etc.)
Hi Edward and Benny,Well done on such a nice design. I am curious as to whether it was modeled using NURBS or Subdivision techniques. It would be great if you could share information about your modeling and rendering tools and process.Thanks
Fricken brilliant, though you may need a better encasement for the iphone holder so it doesn't fall off or get knocked out by a knee. Anyhow, it looks as if the designs were inspired by Japanese anime designers or spaceship builders, it looks brilliant. I'd get one.
Q.How much would a projected full production model be, any idea? A.It's really tough to say... INgSOC was a concept competition project and was not intended as a product for a conventional market.
I will be curious if such design paradigm as 'less is more' ever existed in a engineering+optimization=performance driven evolution of bicycle making. Yes, the recent 'splitting off' of different specialized sub-genre such as mountain, e-bike, road, and cargo transport (in some parts of the world where automotive isn't available) seems to suggest that bike design is becoming more specific to the task while still remaining relatively 'unchanged'. However, automotive designers been successful at producing variation within an relatively few known class of cars, striking a health balance between unique with performance.
Most of the bike is modeled using subdivision surface (the body, seat, motor, tires) and UV mapped with texture to decals and 2D details (power meter, phone screen). Some parts of the bike is 'box modelling' using a polygon primitive (handle bar, battery, some mechanical details) to keep the amount of geometry in the scene low and lean.
Has their been/Will there be any testing in terms ergonomics? If so, to what extent will a prototype be tested? If not already, I would love to see in the future how the target users respond and how their riding styles may adjust/alter the existing design. awesome work, hope to see more.-eugene
Guys, your bike is seriously buzzing right now. Its everywhere. I'd think seriously about moving ahead if at all possible. I think it's a really unique and interesting concept, keep me updated please.
Liam,We've received a number of printed publication offers and are now in the process of creating a press packet for them. Prototyping a mock up and testing the ergonomics, as Eugene has suggested, and structure will be our next step. However, anything beyond that will require a serious financial backing and support. But that won't stop us from dreaming :)Thank you for your interest
ideas2cycles might be able to help you with making a ridable mock-up. Shouldn't cost that much either.
I would pay for something like this! I believe that this is one of those things that revolutionizes everything. My hat's off to you guys.Q: Would you guys consider getting around the cost of manufacturing by decentralizing the production through the use of 3D printers and other such technologies?
Good morning Edward,italian press here. We'd need quite urgently high res (300 dpi) photos for a magazine distributed by a high-end department store. Could you send them to antonella(at)pulsapublishing(dot)it?Thanks a lotAntonella Bassihttp://www.pulsapublishing.it/
i like cars infect i like car racing i want to say that these type of cars are the best and the best cars around the world.these are rarely known cars in some countries like pakistan an india and other under developing countries.i like it really i like it very much.i want to spend my whole life to this field because this is fantastic and super cool job i like it.Isuzu Power Steering Gear Box
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