Crafted by Trek designer Ryan Callahan, this “Trek Light Cycle Push Bike” is one great looking scooter! Sadly, I think its showing last week at TrekWorld 2012 will be about all the facetime it’s going to get. Isn’t that always the case with these cool looking concepts? [Bicycle Design via Wired Gadget Lab via DVICE]
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