Modernist Wooden Bike Is Odd, But Compelling
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Designer Raffaello Ape has come up with an interesting new wooden bike design, called Giuliano. Labeled as a city bike, Ape has added wood to show "nostalgia towards nature."
"The user of Giuliano is a lover of freedom and nature," states the designer. The design is interesting -- a bit bulkier of a frame than one might want in a street bike, yet the modern design is eye-catching.
Teak is used for the wooden sections, which is definitely not a choice we would have gone with, since teak is a tropical hardwood and there are some issues with sustainably using this type of wood. However, with a different, more sustainable choice of wood to create the sturdy frame, it could be a very compelling design for green cyclists.
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