REcycle is an italian artisanal workshop that since september 2016 is producing cargo bicycles recycling old mountain bike frames. each bicycle is unique, bringing together the story of the recycled bike frame and a new CNC-machined front loading, designed with only three bent tubes to reduce welding and improve robustness.

italian workshop REcycle transforms old bike frames into custom cargo bicycles
welding the old frame to the new front loading structure

 

 

REcycle‘s design is inspired by the old italian frame building tradition: small tube diameters, smooth welds and classic triangles. each bicycle is handmade in the workshop, based on the specific request of the customer regarding geometries, accessories and color.

italian workshop REcycle transforms old bike frames into custom cargo bicycles
the local production is taking care of all the details, including the kickstand

 

 

from time to time, the lab opens up for community events like group rides, bike building workshops or just BBQ and beers!

 

 

[email protected] ReCycle
Officine ReCycle Italian Cargo Bike

italian workshop REcycle transforms old bike frames into custom cargo bicycles
community ride to bicycle adventure meeting in noale, venice

italian workshop REcycle transforms old bike frames into custom cargo bicycles
an old ‘bianchi ragno’ turned to new life

italian workshop REcycle transforms old bike frames into custom cargo bicycles
each bike is different from the others in color, shape and accessories

italian workshop REcycle transforms old bike frames into custom cargo bicycles
each bicycle is unique, designed with only three bent tubes to reduce welding and improve robustness.

 

 

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edited by: apostolos costarangos | designboom