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thonet bike by andy martin
oct 03, 2012
thonet bike by andy martin


thonet bike by andy martin

 


thonet
has collaborated with london-based designer andy martin to develop a concept road bicycle using their steam bending process
developed in the 1930s. constructed using beech wood, the frame is precisely adjusted with a CNC machine along with its solid
beech pan which sits on sprung rod supports to reinforce joints and major stress areas in the frame. the fixed gear conception takes
influence from the tradition of cycling; where one has a greater connection to the bike and the surface a user rides on.
built without brakes, it still has the capabilities of using several interchangeable gear ratios.

 

 


3/4 front view

 

 


rear detail view

 

 


close up of the carbon fibre wheel and single speed cog set

 

 


context view

 

 

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