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Sleek, convenient transportation: The Sandwichbike

A flat-packed wooden bicycle delivered to your door for self assembly

Sleek, convenient transportation: The Sandwichbike

The unconventional Sandwichbike finds its form in two pieces of pressed plywood, which are connected by an array of custom-made components and a conventional single speed drivetrain.
The unconventional Sandwichbike finds its form in two pieces of pressed plywood, which are connected by an array of custom-made components and a conventional single speed drivetrain.

First introduced as an imaginative concept by Dutch design agency Bleijh about seven years ago, the Sandwichbike has finally reached maturity.

Upon its first introduction the mostly wood, flat-packable bicycle generated quite a bit of buzz, with email and phone inquiries going to the agency on a weekly basis ever since—but it was strictly an after-hours side project taken on by some of the agency's lead designers. So, just a few short months ago, an autonomous side company was established to bring Sandwichbike to market. Powered by a passion for their product, Sandwichbike designer and engineer Ite Kingma neatly sums it up: "If you want to create something you should create with full belief and full quality."

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