Stylish Beech Plywood Bike Rides Low

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 07/02/2013 10:03AM


TAIPEI, TAIWAN - A wood bike designed by Dutch artist Jurgen Kuipers took first place in the 2013 International Bicycle Design Competition.

Dubbed the Sawyer Lowrider, the beech plywood  frame bike is nested from plywood sheets and is available both fully assembled or boxed as a full-scale model kit with all of the required parts ready to assemble.

The competition was held in conjunction with the Taipei Cycle show in March. In addition to bikes, the competition's design categories include components, clothing and accessories. Kuipers was one of 10 winners to share in cash prizes totaling about $20,000.

Kuipers, a sculptor and designer, has designed several other bikes and wheeled contraptions. He said he is fascinated by nature, techniques and mechanics.



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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at or follow him on Google+.

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