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Bike wheel acts like car trunk, can store bags and backpacks

Innovative concept figures out how best to utilize unused space

A team of students at Georgia Institute of Technology have figured out a pretty innovative way for bicyclists to tap into unused space: use the front wheel of their bikes for storage.

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Yes, much like how we figured out how to strap a ridiculously loud Bluetooth portable speaker to the handlebars of one’s bike, David Hotard, Matthew Campbell and Edwin Collier worked out a way to use another part of severely underutilized space on a bike.

In place of the spokes is a neat little compartment area suitable for most bags.
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The bike, referred to as “Transport”, is inspired by – of all things – the trunk of a car, and features a wheel that is entirely hubless; that is, it’s completely without spokes.

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In its place is a neat little compartment area suitable for most bags.

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The bike is still in its design concept stages, but the group hopes that by posting it online, sites like ours will pick it up and eventually they’ll be able to drum up enough interest to see the product through to actually development.

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