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極められた技から生まれた、世界で唯一の自転車

マホガニーバイク(木製自転車)

SANONMAGIC

木を知る。相手を知る。組木で木材を頑丈に組み合わせる技術など、非常に優れた木工技術を日本は古来より培ってきました。材料と道具を知りつくしているからこそ、極められる技があります。木造船をつくる技術もそのひとつ。荒波にも耐える頑丈さをもちながら、ものすごく軽い船を作ることができます。極めたその技から、世界で唯一の自転車が生まれました。炭素繊維製の自転車よりも軽いだけでなく、車体がしなることで漕ぐ力が伝わりやすく、スピードも出るのです。美しさと実用性を兼ね備えた製品が、木から生まれています。


Wooden Bicycles

SANONMAGIC

You need to understand trees to understand wood. Exceptional woodworking skills, such as joinery techniques to create sturdy wooden structures, have been cultivated in Japan since ancient times. Some techniques can only be mastered if one has profound knowledge of one’s tools and materials. One example of this is wooden boat building skills. With these skills, it is possible to make boats that are extremely lightweight yet sturdy enough to withstand very rough seas. These exquisite skills gave birth to a bicycle that is the only one of its kind in the world. It is not only lighter than a bicycle with carbon fiber frames, it also moves fast because the frame yields to the forces acting on it, meaning that power applied from the pedals is translated into motive power with minimal loss. There are a great number of products made from wood that are both beautiful and practical.