A Bicycle that Shrinks/Expands via a Sliding Mechanism

This unusual Pop-Cycle shrinks for storage and expands for use not by folding, but by sliding the rear portion of the bicycle forward along its rail-like crossbar.

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Designed and produced by South Korean bike manufacturer Bokyong, the goal was to create an easy-to-transport bike that can quickly compress or deploy. It shrinks down to 39″ long and 31″ tall, meaning it will fit in most car trunks.

The bike’s adjustability is intended to accommodate a variety of rider sizes.

Interestingly, the bike is produced without any welds. All of the parts are die-cast and bolted together. The bike ships flatpacked and the user is meant to assemble it.

The Pop-Cycle has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, with 45 days left to pledge at press time. Buy-in starts at $468 and the first units are expected to ship this June.

Source: core77

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