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Worldbike prototype, 2003

This is a Project. It was designed by Paul Freedman, Nate Byerley, Russ Rotondi, and Jeremy Faludi, with Gian Bongiorno and Dave Strain. It is dated 2003. Its medium is steel (cro-moly steel or high-tensile steel).

Worldbike exists as a challenge to the bicycle industry, particularly in the world’s bicycling centers of Taiwan, China, and India, to design bicycles for customers in developing countries. The bike weighs about the same as the inexpensive single-speed bicycles sold throughout East Africa, but is engineered to be comfortable, safe, and stylish with a higher carrying capacity.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 101.6 × 55.9 × 198.1 cm (40 in. × 22 in. × 6 ft. 6 in.)

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