DIY lowrider wooden beach cruiser bicycle by jurgen kuipers DIY lowrider wooden beach cruiser bicycle by jurgen kuipers
mar 22, 2013

DIY lowrider wooden beach cruiser bicycle by jurgen kuipers

DIY lowrider wooden beach cruiser bicycle by jurgen kuipersimage © rene fokkink

 

 

 

awarded with first place in the bicycle segment of the IBDC 2013 international bicycle design competition in taipei organized by iF is ‘sawyer’, a low-rider beachcruiser by dutch designer jurgen kuipers has been conceived with a custom made beech plywood frame. constructed out of wooden panels, the bike also comes available as a scale 1:1 model kit – with all the required parts to make it fully functional. the components come in a box like an injection molded sprue for model cars, where they can then be cut out and put together.

the components come in a box like an injection molded sprue for model cars, where they can then be cut out and put together.image courtesy jurgen kuipers

 

assembly components for the low-rider wooden bicycleimage courtesy jurgen kuipers

 

self-assembly detailimage courtesy jurgen kuipers

 

sawyer low-rider packagingimage courtesy jurgen kuipers

 

 

 

the IBDC 2013 (international bicycle design competition) is a competition for young design talent in the international bicycle industry which took place during the TAIPEI CYCLE show (20 to 23 march 2013 in taipei) – for the 17th year running. concept entries were accepted in the following categories: bicycles, components, clothing and accessories, service / facility. of the total 391 entries, 22 were able to convince the judges. ten of them received prize money amounting to a total of 16,000 euro.

 

  • Nice way to make a box almost bigger than the mounted bicycle… I don’ get the point to buy this unmounted.

    urB says:
  • i’m puzzled; how does the kit end up being a working bike? can you really 3D print a ‘fully functional’ bicycle chain and chainset, plus shock absorbing forks (c/w oil and seals) out of one material? or is the full ‘function’ just to hang on it on your wall?

    nicey says:
  • Cute concept, nice form, and the fully built render is highly realistic, but those injection molded parts are physically impossible. There’s too many undercuts (especially when you consider parts like the shocks, chain, and brakes that are actually multiple parts) to use injection molding. Also, the tool required to make that parts tree would be HUGE. The bike would cost as much as a car at that point…

    Nick says:
  • “awarded with first place in the bicycle segment of the IBDC 2013 international bicycle design competition in taipe”
    WHAT!!?! first place?

    tikari says:
  • How much does this bicycle cost?

    Despina

    kosmadopou despina says:
  • Where can I buy this? I’d like to buy one.

    Sarah says:
  • design masturbation

    Kegs says:
  • fyi…website says the 1:1 model is NOT functional …….”A nonfunctional 1:1 scale model building kit for a Sawyer lowrider model. Despite that the wooden frame is an exact copy of the real Sawyer frame,
    this is an art project and it is not meant to be mounted as a bicycle.”

    Christoph Claudius says:
  • It’s for sale? price?

    gr says:
  • Dove si può comprare e quanto costa?

    Bernardo Balucani says:
  • So is it for sale? You cannot get any pricing info on the internet, typical impractical design nonsense.

    robcrawford says:
  • I really love this, mainly because I ADORE birch plywood and what it’s capable of, design though, is not manufacture, how many people sketch out things on cafe napkins that don’t get made. Design is a concept which may well lead to other things being manufactured. The plastic kit look a like is a great way to present the idea and not a suggestion of manufacture, anyone who’s looking at that transmission and trying to figure out how it works is running behind the creative curve … better take the bus home !

    Ian Naylor says:
  • From designer website

    “As a side (art)project there is a non functional scale 1:1 model kit.”

    “Sawyer is a custom made full functional beachcruiser with a
    beech plywood frame. A uniquely designed bike with an elegant
    look and a comfortable ride. The concept of the Sawyer as it is,
    makes it a very exclusive piece of functional art and we would
    like to give customers the opportunity to have a fully customized
    hand build version of the Sawyer.
    The bike has won an IBDC/IF award handed out during the Taipei
    Cycle Show 2013 in Taiwan.
    As a side (art)project there is a non functional scale 1:1 model kit.
    At the moment I’m exploring the possibilities to deliver it as a full
    functional DIY-kit.”

    Pailin says:

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