Solid Oak Wood Bicycle

Posted on December 19, 2011 in Transport design

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 The name OKES came from a South-African ‘slang-word’. The word okes is used to describe a group of people by the younger generation. On the streets of Cape Town you can say: ‘ those okes have cool bikes’ This OKES bike frame is made out of high quality solid French oak wood.

Classic bike frames are made of metal pipes, this limits the shape when designing a bike. Using a solid material instead, the design possibilities are endless. The pure and stylish frame is created by using slid oak wood. The frame is CNC-cut in a little town in Belgium at Hout Ambacht, a factory making high quality, custom, solid oak interior products. The frame was made out of four solid but hollow parts glued together. The constructive habits of oak wood made it possible to use the material on its own without constructing materials inside. Sandblasting the frame gave it its beautiful wood structure back. A mat oil made the wood better resistant to sunlight and rain. The frame is hollow on the inside to make the bike lighter. The bike was finished off with extraordinary but classic looking metal accessories. No plastic parts or unnecessary breakable parts. This OKES bike is a simple but stylish, pure and durable lifestyle bike, you want to be seen on. source


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