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Wood: A bicycle by BSG.

Photo credits: spielplatz.

Using technology, the spirit of which was developed in early bi-plane aircraft design, this bicycle seems to have come full circle in its use of wood and steel.

Its frame is made from Ash ply, with steel stays and forks. The result is a bicycle that is light, flexible and gives a comfortable riding experience.

The firm, BSG, was founded by two designers, Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos, who both enjoy cycling. They wanted to create a bicycle that was uncomplicated, gave a comfortable ride and had a lower environmental footprint. It was also important but that it could be maintained at home or in a traditional cycle repair shop.

Using high quality materials the bicycle is planned in four configurations around the basic theme allowing things like gears and breaks to be customizable. Each bicycle is hand built to order by craftsmen using traditional techniques.

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