Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wood is Good
Wood frame bikes have long given way to aluminum and space age materials but designer Arndt Menke thinks we were too hasty in giving up on one of the strongest, resilient, and lightweight natural materials. The Holzweg bike’s frame is totally made of wood and weighs 2.3kg. Menke’s master’s degree demonstrates how careful attention to wood’s natural retention, expansion and anisotropic properties can be advantageous in design. The end result is an incredibly light weight bike, strong and pretty good looking too. I want one!
Posted by Thomas Yang at 4:34 PM