This Moccle bicycle, by Japanese designer Masateru Yasuda, has a unique frame. The craftsmen in Yasuda's Atelier Kinopio start with thin strips of plywood…
…add layers of carbon fiber…
…and glue it up in a press.
These pieces are then shaped into the bike's frame, connected with aluminum parts:
Yasuda reckons the Moccle's frame will dampen vibration, and he created the bike for casual cruising rather than performance. Furthermore, "We designed a bicycle," he writes, "that can be displayed in the living room."
The bikes are made to order, in your choice of walnut- or cypress-veneered ply.
You can see how the bike comes together in the video below:
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