Flipmo is a concept bicycle designed for kids, based on modular structures that keeps the kids engaged and encourages them to share their flipmo experiences with their friends, along with parts of the cycle itself! The concept was designed as an entry into the 21st International Bicycle Design Competition.
The ever-changing, curious, moods of children and the need to provide them with something more than just a bike – something that they can pull apart and build all on their own, led to the concept of Flipmo – Flipping Modular.
Taking the latest of technological advancements in hand, Flipmo’s namesake – the main frame of the cycle, displays a unique modular design in the form of its 3-D printed, honeycomb pattern, that can be flipped horizontally from handlebar to seat to adjust height and aesthetic settings. Once the flipped frame is in place a quick crank system secures it in place. Children can even have multiple frames 3D printed as collectible items that they can swap with friends, cousins and siblings. Same goes for the handlebar and unique frame designs that can be fitted in the groove-space in between the 3D printed frame - all detachable units that can be exchanges with other Flipmo parts to create a new look every time.
The concealed Brake cables allow for the frame to be clutter free and flipped easily by children without damaging the functionality, or hurting themselves. An easily operable lock-unlock system allows for the seat to be immovable post the flipping.