This Slow Bicycle Takes Inspiration from Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest

 - Jun 30, 2016
References: iblaine & technabob
Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest has inspired everything from toys for kids to architecture, as well as a slow bicycle from an art and engineering collective named 'CARV' that's based out of California.

The bike boasts more than 450 custom components and as a result, took more than 700 hours to assemble. In place of a back wheel, the bike has a complex system of walking legs that are powered by pedaling motions made by the rider. Naturally, this causes the machine to be much slower moving than most comparable two-wheeled bicycle designs.

While many bicycle and vehicle are designed with an emphasis on speed, this one adopts an imaginative design that explores new possibilities for forms of transportation in the future.