Unsurprisingly, springs make terrible frame tubes

Colin Furze does a wacky thing, again

Colin Furze isn't known for his safe, sensible ideas

Thing-maker and all-round health-and-safety nightmare Colin Furze has been at it again, and this time he’s replaced a bicycle’s frame tubes with giant springs.

Furze is quite up front about the pointlessness of this endeavour, but it’s hard not to be amused by the results.

Suffice to say, springs make for a terrible bike frame, and any suspension gains are more than cancelled out by the sheer floppiness of the whole assembly.

Previous bicycle-based Furze follies have included a jet-powered Raleigh shopper and a bike with wheels made of ice.

Matthew Allen

Senior Technical Writer, UK
Former bike mechanic, builder of wheels, hub fetishist and lover of shiny things. Likes climbing a lot, but not as good at it as he looks.
  • Discipline: Road, with occasional MTB dalliances
  • Preferred Terrain: Long mountain climbs followed by high-speed descents (that he doesn't get to do nearly often enough), plus scaring himself off-road when he outruns his skill set.
  • Current Bikes: Scott Addict R3 2014, Focus Cayo Disc 2015, Niner RLT 9
  • Dream Bike: Something hideously expensive and custom with external cables and a threaded bottom bracket because screw you bike industry.
  • Beer of Choice: Cider, please. Thistly Cross from Scotland
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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