Would I Ride You? Yes I Wood. (iv)

For my loyal and dedicated readers, I’m sure you are aware of my fascination for bikes made of wood and today I present to you another bike that I wood ride!

It’s a bike that has been touted as what a bike would look like if Ikea made it. Designed by Dutch designer Jurgen Kuipers, the design of this bike made out of plywood has won an IBDC/IF Award 2013.

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From the pictures you can see that it is constructed in the way that a model toy kit would come in. How novel!

To read about other wooden bikes, please click the following hyperlinks!

Wooden Bike 1

Wooden Bike 2

Wooden Bike 3

Photo Credit: gizmag


Even Trees Want To Cycle

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Oh silly you I’m just kidding how can a tree ride a bike!

But okay in all seriousness, this 1950s era bicycle embedded into this tree has been a mystery for 50 years! Until the true story was uncovered by 99 year old Helen Puz from Washington. Apparently, her son, not too pleased with being given a girl’s bicycle to cycle with, decided to chuck it in the woods and claim it was lost. But as nature would have it, the bike is still in ‘usable’ condition with the front wheel still able to turn!

Brooks Cambium C17


Brooks are releasing their first ever non leather saddles for the first time in a very long time (on 17 June) and they want 100 cyclists to test it out for them (on 17 May)! Apparently it’s unlike anything out in the market so this sounds like a really interesting opportunity and it’s open internationally!

If you’re interested, please click here and follow the instructions on the Brooks webpage! Do remember to thank us at indibikes if you get selected! Good luck!

The World’s Lightest Bike

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To give you a rough perspective of how light the world’s lightest bike is, imagine magically transforming a 15inch Macbook Pro into a bike. The Macbook Pro is 2.56kg and the world’s lightest bike stands a little heavier than it at only 2.7kg!

And this bike proves that light does not necessarily mean it’s not strong as it has clocked over 20,000km over the last two years! That’s more mileage than I have ever done on my full carbon bike.

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The frame is manufactured by Spin and the rims were manufactured by Formula 1.

Total cost? A cool US$45,000

Credits: BikeRadar & TriRig