woodway bicycle by arndt menke- zumbragel

i saw this on designboom, and it reminded me of the bamboo bicycle i did a post on, by ross lovegrove. from the article:

the project began by investigating the use of wood as a construction material, paying close attention to its particular considerations. the result is a fully functional bike that weighs only 2.3 kg. with some special metal parts and carefully constructed wood pieces, arndt has created a bike that blends new and old together into one unique package.

the detail at the back looks quite interesting. this bike is so light, and apparantly strong too. i think i prefer it aesthetically to the bamboo one as well. on arndt's website, it has the following quote from the twitter of lance armstrong, which sums it up nicely:

"Good morning. Check out this killer wooden bike."

nice!

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