Wouldn't you love to cruise around on one of these smooth rides? Italy's Agnelli Milan Bikes is making the old new again by repurposing vintage 1950s auto and moped parts into gorgeous electric bikes. No two bikes are the same, giving the retro-inspired pedelecs an ultra-cool touch.
The Milan-based designer, Luca Agnelli, started out in furniture design where he learned to perfect the intricate art of turning old heirlooms into contemporary products. Today he creates his beautiful two-wheeled rides by salvaging parts from old bikes and mopeds. He starts by refitting the vintage frames and old fuel tanks, which hold the battery, before adding various custom-made details.
Thanks to Agnelli’s impressive talent of repurposing various discarded parts, no two bikes are ever the same. The craftsman’s joy in his work is evident in all of the designs, but especially notable in the small details. Each bike is fitted with custom leather grips and seats, whitewall or two-tone tires, various handmade accessories, all in distinct colors, resulting in an eye-catching array of styles.
Via My Modern Met