Folding bikes are really great for commuters, people living in small apartments, or for traveling. The original paratrooper folding bikes, while foldable, weren’t very good as bikes. Recently that has changed as most convertibles are great at everything, although they can be somewhat ungainly to carry in their folded forms. That’s why this adaptation of the folding bike concept is so cool. The whole thing fits inside the suitcase-looking body shown above. Here’s a corny animated video showing how the folding mechanisms work:
I couldn’t find the original company website, but I got the story from “TreeHugger”:http://www.treehugger.com/files/2007/04/the_suitcase_bi.php who in turn took it from “Ride This Bike”:http://ridethisbike.com/2007/04/suitcase-bicycle-video-photos-price.html.