I saw one today on Market street. These bikes look odd in photos without a rider. But with a rider in place, the stark triangular frame looks good.
Areaware is the distributor for the Strida in the States.
19.4 lbs (9 kg)
16 inch wheels
7000 series aluminium
On 2/8/08 Josh added:
"Years ago, The Sharper Image used to sell these. The ideal customer was one who had a boat and needed to get around town at different marinas, or was headed on vacation for a few weeks. While you would have thought the failure point would have been the frame, it held some pretty heavy folks. The only downside? The "chain:" made of a material that was strong and flexible, but would become more brittle with use and elements. And once it snapped...well, that Strida never rode again. The amount of returns and damage that the snapping caused was enough for TSI to end that experiment."