handcrafted fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin
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feb 05, 2014
handcrafted fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin


fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin
all images courtesy watch life with curiosity

 

 

 

originating from the concept of reclaiming mass produced and generic objects by re-issuing them as individual and unique pieces, paris-based watch life with curiosity – otherwise known as WLWC – have handcrafted a fixed gear bike using an unusual material selection for its cladding: four reclaimed crocodile skins. requiring over 90 hours to build, and priced at over 20,000 USD, recycled reptile scales wrap the facade of the lightweight aluminum frame, cinelli handlebars, carbon fiber saddle, hand machined titanium brakes and bespoke pedals.

fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin

the bespoke fixed-gear bike required over 90 hours to build

fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin

8 year old crocodile skin wraps the lightweight aluminum frame, handlebar, saddle, brakes and pedals

fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin

the artisan-crafted bike is priced at over 20,000 USD

fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin

detail of the skin wrap on the forks and frame

fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin

seat detail

fixed gear bike by WLWC is wrapped in black crocodile skin
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