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Inflatable bike for easy transport and storage

25 May 2016

YouTube channel PatentYogi announces that Ford has recently received a patent for the design and construction of an inflatable bike.

Image courtesy of YouTube/ThePatentYogo

As bikes often need to be transported in other vehicles for use at other destinations, packing the bikes is often difficult. The interior of the vehicle can often be shifted to accommodate the bike, however the bike itself remains at a disadvantage, consuming space and sometimes moving whilst in transport. Even though racks can be bought for the outside of the vehicle, these can often be expensive and time-consuming. On an economic note, the rack and the bike also disrupt the airflow around the vehicle, unconsciously decreasing the fuel economy.

Recently, Ford has received a patent for the design and construction of a bike that is easily transportable and can be safely stored. 

Ford’s inflatable bike design will include inflatable sections which can be selectively inflated and deflated. The inflatable segments are configured to be flexible when deflated, making them easier to fold for storage such as in the boot of a car. The inflatable sections can be inflated to a selected pressure to tune the suspension characteristics of the frame. The bike will also include an air pump or a CO2 cartridge to inflate the various segments. 

Video courtesy of YouTube channel PatentYogi

PatentYogi is a patent services firm that helps inventors file patents for their inventions across the world. 

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