pipe bike by bruno gavira pipe bike by bruno gavira
dec 25, 2012

pipe bike by bruno gavira

‘pipe bike’ by bruno gavira



developed by spanish bruno gavira, the children bike made out of 100% standard PVC drain pipes, where the saddle has been modeled from a 110mm drain pipe using a hot air gun and cut to shape afterwards. joints are put together with PVC glue or screwed depending the effort they have to support. the wheels are taking from a beer case crate trolley, and they have inner ball bearing included. axel hubs are the only steel pieces in the bike, with an industrial 8mm. thick piece of felt to make the saddle comfortable. 


side view


rear view



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  • This is ridiculous. No way to propel oneself on this thing. Another ad.

    mArkW says:
  • It’s a great balance bike for kids. Standard material utilization at it’s best :))

    GABA says:
  • It’s a balance bike. Kids use their feet to propel themselves, and it helps them learn to balance so they can learn to ride a real bike better when they get bigger.

    litcritter says:
  • I made this for my son’s use. believed or not, he was using it for a year, untill his size was too big to be comfortable in it. now is still working with other kids when they visit home.

    bruno gavira says:
  • Great design bruno! Love it. Perfect as a balance bike.

    Kent gration says:
  • Well done Bruno! I love it!

    Nico Chandler says:
  • that’s is exacly what that id, a BALANCE BIKE!

    bruno says:
  • This is wonderfully simple and brilliant at the same time. I would have had a blast on this when I was a kid and the points about it being a balance bike nails it. Lovely.

    Ron Smith says:
  • just one thing PVC is toxic… not sure if it’s really good for the kids

    blabla says:
  • well, PVC is toxic in its process of fabrication. once done, it isn’t more dangerous than many other products. Anyway it is not an object to lick, so what is the main problem about it?

    bruno says:

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