Hang your bike on the wall as art. That’s a premise of the SlimBike, a concept bicycle in funding now that converts from a retro ride to a mounted wall adornment at the flick of a switch.
It has a special part on its stem, called the FlipCrown, that lets a rider flip the handlebars 90 degrees. This lines up the bars to the frame and makes the bike low-profile enough to hang on a wall or park in a narrow hallway.
The company, founded by two designers in Belgium, is seeking $15,000 in startup funding via an Indiegogo campaign that launched today.
One version of the bike will come with easy-to-remove pedals. They pop off, and then when mounted on a wall (with a stand made by the company) your bike can take up as little as 4 inches of space from the wall.
Check out the SlimBike and support the vision on Indiegogo if you’re convinced (like us) that a nice bike truly can be a piece of art.