Neal Fegan’s amazing new ‘sculptural velocipede’

Art Bike Parade at Cirque du Cycling-10

Neal Fegan, builder of
sculptural velocipedes.
(Photos © J. Maus)

Custom bike artist and fabricator Neal Fegan of St. Johns-based Montana Transit Authority has done it again.

Back in 2008 we shared his amazing and functional, sculptural art bikes, last summer he wowed onlookers with his interpretation of a pedicab, and now he’s got a new creation.

I’m not sure how to describe it, but I’ll try. The rider, standing upright, pedals with a traditional drivetrain that powers the front wheel. Two skateboard wheels trail behind the cranks and the rider steers by leaning into the turn.

Check it out in these photos and watch a video of it in action below:

Neal says he’s still trying to figure what to call it. Any suggestions?

If you’d like to meet Neal and check out his amazing sculptural velocipedes, he’ll be joining us at the Bike to Blazers expo at The Commons area in front of the main entrance to the Rose Garden on April 14th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

See more of Neal’s work at MontanaTransitAuthority.com.

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michael downes
michael downes
12 years ago

How about ‘The Noodle’? Perfect for noodling around the neighborhood.

Ely
Ely
12 years ago

how does it stop?

Jeremy
12 years ago

Looks like he’s riding a sea horse.

n8m
n8m
12 years ago

rad!!
brilliant. beautiful.
so much more practical than a segway.

Anne Hawley
12 years ago

That’s gorgeous! I don’t have a clue what you’d call it, but it’s lovely and I would love to try one!

Ethan
12 years ago

sea horse came to my mind too . . . proseed (a jab at Segway/Segue)

RyNO Dan
RyNO Dan
12 years ago

Wheelie !!

Brent Logan
12 years ago

In light of its likely response to a quick stop, maybe “faceplant”? 😉

Looks like a lot of fun.

Nick V
12 years ago

How about something simple like the “Arc” because of all the curves and the way you ride it? Maybe “Neal’s Arc” for a biblical reference…..

Anyway, I’m liking it!

Ryan Aslett
12 years ago

Wow. That is superb.

El Biciclero
El Biciclero
12 years ago

Psych-lops
N-doh!
Verti-go
May-Kway
Skooz-E
Up-wheel
C3-wheel-O
Pedalong
Transposition
Stomper (oops, I think that’s already trademarked.)
Tallride
Unicorn
Joyride
Ska-daddle
The Pedalator

Coaster
Coaster
12 years ago

kinda reminds me of a stairmaster workout machine, the way he bob’s up and down as he rides… ‘WheelMaster’ or ‘StepRider’

also, since it is so Segway like, I could see cops riding them around the mall… so maybe a ‘VelociCop’ or ‘PoliCycle’

El Biciclero
El Biciclero
12 years ago

Swoosh (rats, I think that’s trademarked, too)
Fegetabout
Wheel O’Neal
Yoonk
Monk
Blank
S’crank
S’curvy (comes with some limes on the side)
Topsy-Curvy
The Grinder
Bender
Blender
Swirl

El Biciclero
El Biciclero
12 years ago

Mash-up
Add a basket and it becomes the “Stand and Deliver” (also TM’d, I’m sure)
Swift
Roameo
Meander
Meander-tall
Endo-Skeleton
Anthropede
Philovelo
Drifter

I’m out.

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

I saw him riding it some time back. Looks like fun!

Steve B.
12 years ago

This looks awesome, it would be sweet to hop on one of these to go grab some milk at the corner store.

Anonymous
Anonymous
12 years ago

@ ely: looks like there’s a coaster brake…

99th Monkey
99th Monkey
12 years ago

It is a good thing that this CAN NOT be classified as a bicycle, as a few of our more “observant and zealous” PPB officers would feel it necessary to ticket anyone riding this for failure to have a bicycle seat between their legs, for their own safety, of course!

ORS 483.002 (5) “Bicycle” means every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two tandem wheels either of which is more than 14 inches in diameter, or haveing three wheels, all of which are more than 14 inches in diameter.

814.470: Failure to use bicycle seat; penalty.

(1) A person commits the offense of failure to use a bicycle seat if the person is operating a bicycle and the person rides other than upon or astride a permanent and regular seat attached to the bicycle.

(2) A person operating an electric personal assistive mobility device is not subject to this section.

(3) The offense described in this section, failure to use bicycle seat, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §706; 2003 c.341 §13]

Paul Tay
Paul Tay
12 years ago

Sumthin’ missing. Maybe a hot Swedish swimsuit model in a bikini? Naaaaaaaaaaaaah.

joel
12 years ago

i think it is obvious that this should be called the “Le Run Mk. II”.

duane
duane
12 years ago

i’d call it the mantis

Robert
Robert
12 years ago

Face-Plant-o-Matic

Robert
Robert
12 years ago

seriously, that thing is totally cool.
mantis.

Maria
Maria
12 years ago

I love it! I hope you market these and become rich. And happy!

Pete
Pete
12 years ago

Looks like it’s being called “the cobra”?

Pretty venomous ride, yo!

Eileen
Eileen
12 years ago

I can see the infomercial now. I love the uprightness of it. It’s like a bike for people with back problems, or one of those elliptical stair-steppers that’s mobile. I think he could market this to middle-aged women and add a little grocery basket somewhere. I’m serious! Or maybe make the “handlebar” into a thighmaster type thing for a total body workout on your way to get groceries. Huh? Huh?

So in my infomercial dream, it’s painted pink and there is a gang of hot 30-something milf types wearing pink satin jackets. They wave goodbye to their husbands and kids saying they’re off to buy groceries, jump on their …Pink Lady (I noticed his other vehicles are all named for colors, so this one’s for the girls)… and meet up in the parking lot behind safeway where a rival soccer mom gang dressed in Satin Aqua (OOOHHHH, there’s gotta be an aqua version called the Satin Aqua, that name is PERFECT for this thing) and they battle it out drag racing on their gliders. You see them go back home, slide the Pink Lady back into the garage next to the minivan, hang up the satin jacket and go in the house, again the soccer mom, with a bag of groceries.

joel
12 years ago

IM TELLING YOU.

le run mk. II

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT1E-yqK2pY

🙂

Calvert
12 years ago

Mighty cool!

Legway or maybe Fegway?

scott mizee
3 years ago

Where has Neal gone these days? We no longer see him on the streets of St Johns and his Montana Transit Authority website has gone 404….