the Sandwichbike is not something that would satisfy a growling tummy, but instead, it is really a bicycle (yes! a bicycle!) that could provide you with the gratification of putting a rideable bicycle together. which means this is essentially a DIY bicycle, but less the daunting tasks of fabricating the parts. touted as the first flat packed bicycle, the Sandwichbike’s main frame is weather-coated beech plywood plates, held together by bolts and aluminum smart cylinders, as opposed to welded steel frame found in regular bicycles. heck, even the fork are of beech plywood – weather-coated, naturally. though you wouldn’t have much cushioning to talk about in the suspension department – still, it is impressive nonetheless. just imagine this: a pedal-powered two-wheeler that is void of welding joints. how cool is that? ‘very cool’ would be what we use to describe it.

like a flat-packed furniture from IKEA, the Sandwichbike comes in a flat cardboard box and has the basic tools you need to assemble it. all it takes is just 30 minutes or so of your time and that’s a fraction of the time you’d use to put a scaled car model together. as a bicycle, it comes standard with Shimano single speed coaster brake, 14G stainless steel spokes, Schwalbe 26-inch Big Apple tires, and a stainless steel chain (a saddle is include, of course). this bicycle-in-a-box has a 51cm bike frame and measures 175 cm x 62 cm x 95 cm, but comes delivered to you in a “sandwich box” of size 94cm x 70 cm x 24 cm, and it tips the scale at a mere 17 kilograms (37.5 lbs). super cool is what we would summarized the Sandwichbike.

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the Sandwichbike is available to the European markets now for €799 (or about US$1,100) and pre-order for the rest of the world, with shipment expected to start in January 2014. a look at this beauty from the top after the break.


Sandwichbike via Gear Hungry

Published by Mike

Avid tech enthusiast, gadget lover, marketing critic and most importantly, love to reason and talk.

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