Etta Bike Baby!

Pratt Student Nick Foley has designed the Etta as a new-age urban commuter bicycle that is safer, more convenient, and more accessible to non-cyclists than traditional bicycles. Drawing on his own experience of working in a cycle shop and recreational cycling, Nick brings us a version that is easy on your posture, finds a new place to stash your load and aesthetically appealing. The highlights are integrated storage with a low center-of-gravity; integrated lighting and theft-proof nighttime safety. Light and compact, this is one bike I’m ready to test ride NOW!

Photo Credit: Nick Foley – Model Credit: Renée Golden

Designer: Nick Foley

22 Comments

  • chris says:

    How do you steer the thing without banging the pedals against the front tire?

    • nicolas says:

      This is one of the reasons I would like to see a video of the bike in action.

    • meks says:

      Seems like the issue could be addressed by adding about 5 inches to the stem beneath the pedals (above the fork) and adjusting the other angles accordingly. Also concerned about the cargo container angles. A long baguette (standard urban biker cargo, in pictures anyway) might tip off the back.

      I really like the concept though and would love to see how it develops… next concept, get a professional welder 🙂

  • Richard L. says:

    To me, the design seems bad. You cannot turn and pedal at the same time. The pedals will hit the front tire has you turn. Also the seat looks too high, it looks like the rider cannot touch the ground without getting of the seat, or has to tiptoe to do that. Starting and stopping will be difficult. And with the seat that high, is the center of gravity really lowered when the rider is on.

  • Lou says:

    I just checked out this kid’s website- turns out the seat is fully adjustable.
    I think it’s a great design- really aesthetically and appealing and innovative for the right reasons.

  • Lou says:

    Oops I meant “really aesthetically appealing and innovative.”

  • nicolas says:

    Very cool!

    Can you post a video?

  • Sam says:

    you really should think about ergonomics before designing a bike. just saying

  • Hartigan says:

    Pedals should go a foot back. Where the chain tensioner is.

    Reinventing the bike is fine…but is not cutting it for me…looks like a recumbent bike.

  • Rommel says:

    hmmm, a Pratt student? Rowena Reed Kostello would be pissed…

  • Rommel says:

    hmmm, a Pratt student? Rowena Reed Kostello would be pissed…

  • oink says:

    Road clipless pedals on the commuter? Brilliant, what can I say.

  • oink says:

    Road clipless pedals on the commuter? Brilliant, what can I say.

  • Cerstin says:

    Is this bike in production?

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