help replacing cars by bicycles and enjoy new cities, be part of history.
the 8rad is built to challenge our view on cities, space and transport. its size refers to a parking lot and in traffic
it claims face-to face the right to the street for bicycles.
it's built on the opinion, that (electrical) mobility has to be thought from the point of view of a bicycle. within cities, cars are way too big and too heavy in proportion to their supply.
the 8rad sticks to the vision of cheap transport within clean, quite and safe cities inhabited by happier and healthier citizens
the shown plattform is the beginning of an experimental examination - new developements will be shown here soon.
the chassis of the 8rad is partially inspired by an
open source project
from n55 in collaboration with my friend till wolfer. see their great bikes here: xyz spaceframe vehicles
it's further based on ideas, inspiration, support and help from:
atomiczombie diy bikeparts
einfälle statt abfälle
gunter from gartenfien
heavy duty concrete trucks
markus from/and pedalpower
marc&sandra from myelectricylce
my mother and father
my old ambulance
and many many more!!!
the 8rad is equipped with an independent wheel suspension, carrying 160kg/axle at sag 40%, equals 2 drivers + 480kg load.
two drivers pedal independently with a 3x7x5 gear system.
axle 1 and 2 steer, 3 includes powertrain with a differential. breaks on axle 1,2,4. weight approx. 100kg.
lights are solar powered, the 8rad fits german 'stvzo' (road traffic licensing regulations)
the 8rad didn't get any funding yet and is completely built from my own money - to support the project feel free to get into contact via email
'roadmap' built for parkingday in collaboration with max zürker and katrin rheingans
load is dog 'fie' sitting on a xyz cargo bike