Fuseproject and SyCip designs for ultimate utility bike (photos)
Yves Behar's Fuseproject design studio teams with tiny frame builder, SyCip Designs, to craft a new urban bike, one that can handle San Francisco's hills during daily chores.
Jeremy SyCip, the namesake of bike frame builder, SyCip Designs, meets with Fuseproject's Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, center, and Nick Cronan, right, in Mill Valley Public Library to discuss their approach to the Oregon Manifest utility bike design challenge.
Fuseproject's Nick Cronan "drives" a prototype bike made for the Oregon Manifest bike design project. The tiny prototype, created quickly and cheaply, gives designers a sense about potential flaws before they actually sink more money and time into the approach.
Fuseproject's creative director Josh Morenstein, left, is working with bike frame builder Jeremy SyCip of SyCip Designs to create the ultimate utility bike as part of the Oregon Manifest bike design challenge.
One of SyCip Designs creations. Notice the detail on both the front and rear racks, custom made to match the frame. The retro-style tubing gives the bike a unique flair. And even the wheel rims are painted to match the frame.