OK, folks, explain this to me.
It is a bicycle. Bicycles are cool. But from the
looks of this thing, it seems as though it would be like riding an
anvil around town. Sure, it’d be great if you got hit by a
Hummer. The bike would be fine.
photos at designbloom, and href="http://www.yatzer.com/1741_baubike_by_michael_ubbesen_jakobsen">Yatzer.
One person href="http://www.thisnext.com/item/023FBE0D/09F57E93/The-Bau-Bike-A-Stunning-Two">comments:
BauBike is designed by Michael Ubbesen Jakobsen and available to order
directly from him in Denmark. It is so beautiful to look at, even just
leaning in a garage. I honestly haven’t ridden it so I can only remark
based on it’s stunning and unusual design. Check out the href="http://www.baubike.dk/">link to read
all about it and see many detailed photos along with the contact and
The maker says:
design follows a set of formal rules, limiting the geometry to straight
lines in a pattern of 60 and 90 degree angles in proportions following
the principle of the golden section.
OK, cool. Everyone like the golden section (AKA
height="14" width="8">, AKA href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html">golden ratio,
1.61803399). But I would trade that for a comfortable seat, and
handlebars that don’t destroy my tendons. Regarding
functionality, the maker says:
By limiting the form with a fixed set of design rules and
stepping away from the traditional function-oriented approach to the
design process, this project transcends the border between design and
art, raising fundamental questions about the nature of the bike as
design and as a lifestyle accessory and introducing a much needed
playfulness on the bicycle scene.
Stepping away from the function-oriented approach? OK, if you
have lots of money and your glutei maximi are made of href="http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-hardest-metal.htm">carbon
steel alloy #1090.