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Vanmoof City Bike

Monday, January 30th, 2012
We spotted an interesting bike down by the Louvre. I should have gotten full-bike photos, but you can see some of those at the Vanmoof website. 
It looked to me like the headlight was integrated into the top tube, but we can’t find a power source, or a switch. 
Taken to remember the manufacturer, you can also see their welds.

I would have expected a red tail light.

From the manufacturer’s website they explain:

These LEDS not only charge themselves by sunlight, but in addition you can charge these LED lights with the micro USB cable of your phone. You simply turn the lights on by pushing the small black button on the side of the LED. They only work in the dark so they can never waste energy! These indestructible bulbs are also used for airport landing strips. They are strong and hater-proof. 

OK, that’s admittedly pretty cool…

It looks like this bike became available in the States just three days ago, but the price is much better in Europe.

FYI, these are the same folks who make the Strida bikes!