woensdag 22 september 2010

Two happy designers

After receiving the two prototypes last week it was a matter of days before the designers would travel to Utrecht to check the results of their work. Today Jurgen Kuivenhoven of Superframe took a first ride on the beixo share, a real unisex city bike, to be used by the whole household. I can not repeat the words that left his mouth having the first glance at his work, but positive it was! Some rather small changes have to be done before the share will be introduced to the Europen market. Mostly aesthetical changes, like the color of the decals.

The share is in our window at the office in Utrecht and only by that the first bikes are sold. So Jurgen, good work.

Last week Jos Ramselaar had the chance to meet his 16" folding bike, the GO. This technically more difficult bike is besides a design project also the result of a lot of engineering. The main characteristic of the bike is the downwards folding movement. This works fine, but fine-tuning is necessary to keep the bike together when folded.

And last weekend the GO was received very well on the FestiBike bikeshow in Madrid, Spain.

donderdag 9 september 2010


Last week beixo visited the Eurobike-exhibition. Since the development of the GO is in a decisive phase we had to bring the bike to the show to consult our manufacturer. This meant strolling over the fair with the prototype in our hand. Inadvertently this triggered a lot of attention. So we can say the design is absolutely OK, even without paint or decals.

Not all people interested in the bike were as innocent as they looked. Two men asked more questions then we liked and after asking their business cards they appeared to be owning a large folding bike factory.

Now last changes have been made and next week number 1 will arrive. Only the stem is not 100% like we want. But the bike is just in time to present it to the Spanish public next week during the FestiBike exposition in Madrid.