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Japanese shipbuilder creates wooden bicycles

Here’s some handmade wooden bike loveliness that will be shown at the Japanese Handmade Bicycle Fair [2010 ハンドメイドバイシクルフェア] which begins this Friday. Shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano is the owner of a 200 year old business that handcrafts oceangoing wooden sailing ships for an international clientèle in Japan. In the fall of 2007, Sano began to experiment read more »

Japan’s mahogany bikes in the news

Some of you might remember the mahogany laminate bicycles built by shipbuilder Sueshiro Sano and shown at the Japan Handmade Bicycle Fair in 2010. Sano and his “Sanomagic” bikes are once again making in appearance in the mainstream media. #457982948 / gettyimages.com

Sueshiro Sano at NAHBS

Sueshiro Sano, scion of a 200 year old Japanese company that builds ocean going sailing ships, was in Denver over the weekend to show off his wooden bicycles. Among them was this mahogany minivelo road bike with 20 inch wooden wheels.