A-Folding A-Bike

Sir Clive Sinclair, the genius who helped spawn a whole generation of British computer addicts with his Sinclair ZX80, ZX81 and Spectrum (including me), has just launched his latest brain-fart – the ‘A-bike’.

Designed to be ‘easy to carry for commuters’ now that we live in the terrorist age, it seems to be a good idea at core but the execution looks bizarre. The wheels, about 6 inches in diameter, look like they would get caught in every slight pothole you came across – does he not realise it’s illegal to cycle on pavements (or sidewalks for my American chums)? I think the root problem here is that having made his fame in shrinking computers down to a reasonable size, Sir Clive seems to believe that making things smaller is the solution to everything…

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