Tuesday, November 18, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on New York City bike rack contest: Hoop wins.

Christopher Fahey has left a new comment on your post "New York City bike rack contest: Hoop wins":

While beautiful, it look extremely weak to me. An enormous amount of leverage can be put upon the tiny footprint at the bottom. It looks, however, like the NYT photo of it installed in Astor Place may involve a much larger footplate to solve this very problem.

A typical design cop-out: Design an elegant object that cannot survive without an ugly prosthetic, but display it in magazines without that prosthetic. It's like electronic devices being shown without bulky ugly power cords.

Posted by Christopher Fahey to Cyclelicious at 11/18/2008 07:35:00 AM