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Wood Bike by Yojiro Oshima

03/25/13 by: Michael van Vliet

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It’s not entirely made of wood, but it’s close enough. For Yojiro Oshima’s final project at Musashino Art University he decided to design this sculpted wooden bicycle. His goal was to incorporate the benefits of a beam frame and standard frame. To do this, the short cantilevered seat beam was specially designed with the intent of reducing overall impact.

Not only is the frame beautifully crafted, but Yojiro added flowing wooden handlebars with swept back armrests. He also created a uniquely designed baton wheels with an arc between the spokes and rim to soften the ride.

While it will probably see limited road time, the bike is nonetheless a beautiful combination of art and function.

[ via Core77]

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