March 2012

A Very Big Effort-William Zhuang Digs Deep

Late in 2010 William did his first practice run up to Tatajia in the shadow of Mt. Jade, Taiwan’s highest mountain in preparation for the annual event. 2011 was a good year in which he finished as Taiwan’s top young racer. The 2012 Tatajia event was held on Sunday. This year Taiwan’s top domestic racer for 2011 Zhu […]

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16th IBDC Taipei Cycle 2012 Models on Display 2 – Surf, Visionair, Basket Bike, Spotlight

SURF The designers, Zhong-Fa Lie and Yoori Koo have livening up “dreary” city life  in mind with their Surf. The convertible boards at the back can be rotated rearwards and down to the ground. A passenger can stand on the back and be towed along. Or items can be transported, probably a lot heavier than a […]

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16th IBDC Taipei Cycle 2012 Models on Display 1 – Flitz

Here’s the first post of several giving some idea of the other concept designs on display at this year’s IBDC, many of which won excellence and merit awards, but did not make it to the podium. Tom Hambrock and Juri Spetter’s Flitz was one of the most “interesting” designs offered up this year. It was […]

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16th IBDC Taipei Cycle 2012: Silver and Bronze Awards; Other working prototypes

The 19 finalists in this year’s field. In a corner of the 4th floor display area, this year largely given over to the inaugural d&i awards, was a version of the 2011 Gold award winner, Marco Mainardi’s Aria. This year’s Gold award winner, Larry Chen’s Velocity was something more likely to appeal to a wider target […]

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16th International Bicycle Design Competition Winner –The Velocity, Taipei Cycle 2012

An interesting mix of finalists from the 839 entries for the 16th IBDC. 19 designs were selected for a share of the awards: Merit, Excelllent, and  Silver and Gold. Offering quite a contrast to last year’s IBDC winning entry, Larry Chen’s Velocity took out the number one spot and the Gold Award. This is an electric assisted […]

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