Monday, October 12, 2009
by: Daniel Flahiff
Pedal power is clearly on the rise. Bike sharing programs are spreading throughout the world, David Byrne’s new book Bicycle Diaries is flying off the shelves, and brilliant new designs like this, this and this, are appearing all over the globe. A wonderfully quirky addition to the scene is the Hopworksfiets party bike, a brilliant mash-up of human-powered pizza delivery, brew pub, and portable entertainment system. Created by Portland, OR-based bike builders Metrofiets, the Hopworksfiets is designed to deliver everything you need to get your pedal-powered party rolling.
Building upon a unique Metrofiets cargo bike design which puts the load in front of the rider, the main cargo of the Hopworksfiets is contained in a large metal ‘bucket’ which holds two full-sized kegs and 25 lbs of ice. After traveling through 50 feet of cooling coil, perfectly chilled beer flows into your glass from custom designed taps made from Shimano components—and a dash of imagination. The rear rack is designed to hold a stack of pizza boxes, and hand-made woodworking brings it all together; an inlaid counter top for guests to gather around in the front, and a clever sound system hidden inside a funky, wooden pannier on the back.land spirit, the Hopworksfiets is the result of a group effort; conceived by Hopworks founder Christian Ettinger and Metrofiets owners Phillip Ross and Jamie Nichols, designed by Metrofiets, sound system by Damon Eckhoff, custom wheels by Metropolis Cycles, beer plumbing by local experts F.H. Steinbarts, custom woodworking by Gregg Heppner, and the cleverly designed tap handles were donated by Chris King Components and Shimano. Congratulations to everyone involved!
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Posted by :::Boy-Cott Magazine::: at 1:18 PM