Donát Zsók of Marosvásárhely (Targu Mures), Romania, commutes by a bike of his own design, almost entirely made of wood. He may have the chance to present his unique creation to the world on the Tour de France this year: a British man offered to the creator of the bicycle an invitation to the Tour de France so he can popularize the eco-bike.
The bike is made almost entirely of pine; it creator used metal only where he had no other choice. The frame is made of six layers of plywood, the handlebar is a combination of wood and metal, the back wheel comes from a scooter, and the front wheel is a regular bicycle wheel. And, of course, ordinary bike pedals and chains were used to make the vehicle roadworthy.
Donát Zsók made only one bike so far, but he is planning to make one for his 16 year old son as well. He doesn’t want to market the bicycle, but he estimates that if he would, the price of the eco bike would be between 5,000 and 10,000 euros, as there is a lot of work involved, and the design of the bike is completely unique.
Photos: Donát Zsók/Facebook