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Made from recycled plastic, the Frii Bicycle is a solution to urban transportation, and using more of that plastic waste floating around the world. Israeli industrial designer Dror Peleg, explains that “components would be injection molded into modular shapes that snap together to form a strong, lightweight and very colorful single-speed bike for quick trips through the city streets.”
Peleg is encouraging the Frii Bicycle system to be implemented into cities where local government can manufacture and produce the bikes from local waste, as opposed to being imported from elsewhere.
The body of the bike is the largest component, all other elements snap into the body. At the bottom of the split frame sits the pedal crank, which would have bearings inserted into the mold before the injection process begins. A belt runs from this to the rear wheel hub.
There are no external brakes as such on Frii, Peleg says that he sees such matters being handled in a similar way to the way BMX hub braking operates – when a rider pedals backwards, the bike comes to a halt.
The forks to the 20-inch plastic wheels are kept short for added strength and the solid tires are injected over the rims during manufacture. The saddle looks slightly uncomfortable, but the intention of the Frii is not to have a lengthy smooth ride, it’s to get from place to place quickly.