Sunday, June 12, 2011

Shipbuilder crafts custom wooden bicycle

Most master competitor readers know the evolving models of bicycle frame components.  We had all titanium, there was all aluminum, then aluminum with carbon forks and stays.  Then we morphed into the all carbon world most of us prefer today.

Should we consider crafted woods in the mix?

Check out this amazing work by Sueshiro Sano, a 9th generation ship builder.  You have to click through to the following link to get close ups of this amazing work:

Know what I love about great craftsmen?  They design and build some things just because they can.  I don't think I'll be ordering one of these mahogany beauties anytime soon, but you'd have to appreciate the diversity of anyone who did!

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