In Japan it’s popular to twist the bicycle spokes into patterns that are rather pretty. It’s not quite as strong as the regular ways of lacing spokes, but hey…

 

Today I came across an amazing and a little bit similar concept for a “soft bicycle wheel” made out of flexible steel. No tubes or tires. And it’s *beautiful* Check out these pictures:

 

 

If you’re lucky enough to be staying at the W Hotel in Leicester Square you can ride it around London. Or place a bid on it when it goes to auction. Find out more about the designer, wheels and more at the original post here: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665045/soft-ride-bike-has-steel-tires-and-you-can-ride-it-now

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