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IKEA-Inspired Wood Boske Bike Can be Assembled With a Single Allen Wrench

by , 04/11/14

Boske, Wood Bike, green transportation, green design, sustainable design, bicycles, bike, bicycle, recycled aluminum, laminated wood, ikea bike

Dan Gestoso RiversBoske bike is a beautiful wood cycle inspired by the design of IKEA‘s flat-pack kit furniture. The bike’s frame is made from curved laminated wood, and the mechanical pieces (such as the front fork and the seat base) are made of aluminum extracted from recycled cans. The whole bike can be easily assembled using one Allen wrench, and parts can be replaced in a snap. Boske is a different approach to bicycle design that plays with tradition and technology at the same time.

+ Dan Gestoso Rivers

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4 Comments

  1. raldex April 15, 2014 at 5:51 am

    dismounting from that would hurt….

  2. Robert Anderson Robert Anderson April 14, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Oh, and… it would be nice if somewhere the writer of this story noted that this is not a real bike, but yet another project in some 3D modeling software. I’ve got no problem with 3D modeling software (hey, it’s my job, after all,) but just for clarity’s sake, projects such as this shouldn’t be called “bikes”, they should be called “concept bikes” or “designs”. It’s not a bike if no one has ridden it.

  3. Robert Anderson Robert Anderson April 14, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Actually, the bike appears to have an IGH (internally geared hub). Pity they didn’t split the right rear stays so that they could use a belt instead of requiring a chain. (Hey, where IS that chain?)

    The issue with this bike (as with all alternative bikes) is, what exactly is the point? Is the Ikea flat-pack model an appropriate one for bikes? Is wood light, strong, and efficient enough to compete with aluminum or steel, two widely used frame materials which are eminently recyclable? Is this in fact a “green” bike?

  4. Maurice Hensel March 15, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    i spy with my little eye a missing rear gear :P

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