The 3-Wheeled Valetudo Bike

 - Nov 9, 2008   Updated: Jun 2 2011
Valetudo means “anything goes” in Portugese, so it follows that this plastic bike is for weather where anything goes: The-one piece frame is made from reclaimed materials.

The Valetudo's plastic case makes the bike look great and also protects the gears from rusting. The bike has regular components, but the front wheel has suspension for a better ride and an improved turning radius.

Implications - When people buy a new item they normally hope that it will last them quite some time. Businesses that build items such as the featured weatherproof bicycle will interest people who hope to get a lot of use out of their purchase. Knowing that an item is built to last will ease the minds of many shoppers, especially during this time of financial instability.