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Lifestyle Trend | Wooden Bicycles | Trendspotting

14-10-2011 Bike Trend 2011: Motion By Mahogany

Only a few handymen the world over have thought to build a rideable wooden bicycle and have actually crafted them using their own design or woodwork skills. Conventionally thought to be too cumbersome for riding, the timber used in these works-of-art have been optimized by combining them with other materials to html body { make a lightweight and aerodynamic transport method. Dutch industrial designer Jan Gunneweg's bikes are made out of solid walnut or birchwood and each takes around 200 man-hours to margin: 0; construct. In Japan, ninth-generation shipwright Sueshiro Sano drew on font-size: 12px; his high school hobby of creating intricate wooden products and ERROR: The requested URL could not be retrieved a lifetime of /* Page basics */ shipbuilding to padding: 0; produce his first bike out of mahogany. Since then, Sano has handcrafted 11 of these fully wooden bicycles, reducing the Stylesheet for Squid Error pages weight of the Adapted from design by Free CSS Templates bikes from the http://www.freecsstemplates.org original 11 kilograms to background: #efefef; 8 kilograms.

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