My bicycle and its influx capacitor inspiration

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Bike to the Future exhibitor in Ghent features a bicycle in the role of the famed Delores, complete w flux capacitor.

Barry Sandland/TIMB – No fancy Delorean in this feature, there flux capacitor takes on a new mode.

There are few pseudo-scientific phrases that remain in popular culture. “Beam me up, Scotty” of Star Trek and the flux capacitor of Back to the Future are likely candidates for the top two.

Ghent’s Bike to the Future exhibit, featuring some of the more wonderful and fanciful bikes not available today has taken its inspiration from the reworked Delores and have their own time machine – available for any visitor to pedal.

Look closely and see the flux capacitor strapped to its side. Then head off to see modern versions of wooden bikes, images of extreme cargo bikes, and the more fanciful designs that, while likely to never see real production, will likely inspire more – and even find their way onto the set of some sci-fi film.

 

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