Posts Tagged ‘bmw’

Now I’m not a fan of folders but…

April 1, 2011

This is awesome.

BMW Zoombike Prototype. Germany, 1989

Commuter folder bike study from BMW with alumiunum framework. All integrated systems like 3-speed drive train, front and rear light with rechargeable battery. Carbon disc wheels.

Designed by Richard Sapper for BMW car company. Only some prototypes had been made, no serial production. Very original except upgraded Flite titanium saddle and brake levers.



New Brooklyn.

November 18, 2009

“The Launchpad” is our new “trick specific/700cmx/fixed freestyle” frame. The first frames are nearing completion and should be trickling out to paint in the next week. All of the first batch is spoken for but some will be available in shops that have preordered them. Our friends in LA, Orange 20 are first on the list to have some in stock. The bros at WBASE ,Chari & Co. and Tokyo Fixed Gear are all on the list to have frames soon too. If you can’t get your hands on one from this first run, we will be taking orders for the next, hopefully to be completed in the very near future.

“The Launchpad” is going to be offered in long and short top-tube versions with the option of either a Mid or Euro bottom bracket shell with a 45×45 integrated headtube. Color options are black, red, and clear. The long version has a taller standover and slightly steeper HT angle than the short. Overall, the geometry of this frame isn’t a much of a departure from the “Gangsta”. This thing is more stout than it’s older brother and has ample tire clearance. We’re pretty stoked on it and the addition of our “Clusterfork” is going to make for a kickass frameset that sells for $850MSRP and is handmade here in Brooklyn.

Slowly beginning to feel the top tube that slopes the ‘wrong’ way!

More info here.

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