Conspicuous with its wheels of different sizes, the velocipede was the first pedal-powered cycle in history. DING3000 and BASF have now embarked on an unparalleled thought experiment and asked: How would the first pedal cycle have looked if the pioneers of the bike had had today?s advanced materials to work with?
Together they have rebuilt the 19th century bike as a ready-to-ride prototype with an electric drive and 24 polymer applications.
For more information about the project go to:
> Concept 1865 - Rethinking Materials