Wooden Bicycle by Sueshiro Sano

Wooden Bicycle by Sueshiro Sano

For anyone who doubts that a bike is a thing of beauty — after all, not all bikes are — Japanese shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano has constructed a mahogany bike, complete with wooden seat and wood-rimmed wheels, that's just plain gorgeous. Cyclelicious reports that Sano has been working on the design since 2007, starting with a mostly aluminum frame wrapped in mahogany laminate before moving on to a hollow mahogany frame, which will be on display at the Tokyo Handmade Bicycle Fair starting this Friday. Apparently you can even buy the wood handlebars, seatpost, and wheels to put on a regular bike, though the effect isn't as striking.