Urban Velo

Condemned Tree to Beautiful Bike

Urban Tree to Bicycle from Spots Unknown on Vimeo.

Did you ever have a favorite tree as a kid or one that grew with you as a family member, but either during an ice storm (stupid winter of ’96!) or other reason it was brought down? Did a piece of you die with that tree? No?… Well, that’s just sad. Anyways, tree and bike devotees can continue the legacy of their personal trees through the woodworking artistry of Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez of Masterworks Woodworking. who turn condemned trees into rideable bike cruisers. The video gives a synopsis of their history and craft.

Via Spots Unknown.

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Commuting, touring, kid hauling, couriering, mechanic work, sales, advocacy, fixed, free—Scott has had his hands in it all over the years.

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  1. PeteJanuary 13, 2012 at 10:35 am

    That’s astonishingly cool, both in concept and design. I could see a whole market for kids wooden training push bikes in that style.

  2. Steve McGrathJanuary 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

    this is awesome in so many ways

  3. Skid MarksJanuary 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    I wonder how a wood frame rides

  4. Monsignor BlairJanuary 13, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    They ride pretty sweet. These guys bring them into our shop about once a month.

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