Designed by Andrew Maynard Architects, this bike is primarily made from 6mm plywood using a CNC machine. It’s claimed it can be produced for $35!!! The idea is to strip the bike down to it’s most basic components, the simpler the better. It has 2 gears and built in LED lights and is suggested as an almost “throw away” sort of item (not as exciting, you should never throw away a bicycle!).
What could be truly fantastic with this bike is they could be made locally so long as a CNC machine was available, so no more need to ship pre-made bikes all over the world, they could be sold in kit form or assembled for you for a small fee. Using a CAD program and CNC you could very easily scale it bigger/smaller for different users. No idea on what the weight of this thing might be… Heavy wheels could truly make this a beast to ride, and cross-winds could be fairly treacherous.
Unto this Last – have you seen this? Will you start making them? Please?