One of the bikes included on that list was this one - the Viks Urban Cycle (all photos from Viks):
Well, the Viks is apparently still rolling, and I recently saw that they've released some new models that keep most of its unusual design aesthetic, while still retaining its lack of useful features. Like brakes.
Brakes? We don't need no stinkin' brakes.
For the company's first anniversary (or anniloversary, as they called it) they showed we don't need no stinkin' seatstays, either:
But to answer the weight critics, the company has recently announced a new model for their "2nd Anniloversary:" The Viks Carbon. It is said that with its carbon fiber tubes (joined by stainless steel connecting joints) and carbon aerospoke wheels, the new version drops about 3 kilos, or over 6 pounds as compared to the regular version. Apparently, it still weighs about 22 lbs complete, though.
|Now it's even more about style over substance. Carbon-style.|
|No - that's not really wood. It's only painted with a (fairly real-looking) faux wood grain. I know that wooden bikes seem to be all the rage these days, but the point of a faux wooden bike eludes me.|