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I have seen the future and it is spokeless…

Alberto Del Biondi’s Spokeless Concept Bike.

I have seen the future and it is spokeless…

When I was young, I had a little, rusty, red bike. It had a horn instead of a bell, and trailing behind were big old stabilizers. The stabilizers transformed my tasty two-wheeler into something that looked more like the complex innards of a clock tower. It had more spokes than you could shake a stick at. Suffice to say, the beautiful morning in ’91, when my father sawed off my stabilizers, became the first day of the rest of my life. I was as fast as Mansell, and as trendy as Hill. Then, 20 years later I saw this…

The Spokeless Concept Bike, courtesy of Alberto Del Biondi. The bike took its place in storecrowd.com’s ‘Top 25 Gadgets for Men 2009’, not only for its novel concept, but also its bold and revolutionary design. Leaving the audience baffled as to its practicality, the bike is a work of art. The bold, black frame is in contrast to the ‘void’ created in the wheel, casting an imposing silhouette.

But this is what we want to see from the creators and craftsmen of this world. An everyday object, recreated with an innovative concept, and beautiful design. All we need now is one of those hoverboards (like out of ‘Back to the Future’), and life will be perfect. Now, where did he put those stabilizers…?

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