Inspired by Cafe Racer motorcycles and Fixie bicycles, Design house Teague has put out this urban bicycle concept with integrated lights and electronics with the following story:
150 years of continuous/passionate refinement have resulted in bicycle components that are both ultra efficient and ultra reliable. And yet this passionate perfection hides in plain sight. The power of design is its ability to create (animal) magnetism around compelling ideas in relevant context. Dana Krieger, Industrial designer at Teague presents a tribute to the triangle. A reinterpretation of an icon, which unifies individual components into a coherent statement in tune with contemporary needs (and attitudes). Equal parts gym membership, fashion statement and Kyoto pact contributor–Pulse is a transportation solution in synch with the needs of today’s urban denizen.
In other words: “We think bikes are art and here’s our really cool urban / commuter bicycle concept…check it out.” And you can check out more pics after the break…
The electro-luminescent frame lights up when it’s dark
Flashers on either end of the handlebars.
Rechargeable batteries are housed in the steerer tube.
The switch on the handlebar operates the turn signals, below.
This is the Pulse coming at you. Ã‚Â The pedals are counter-balanced so the straps are always facing up, ready for quick getaways.
This is what you’d see as someone makes said quick getaway.
There’s a pretty cool online brochure about this bike here.