When you buy a bike, you buy it full assembled. But the people behind the Sandwichbike didn’t like the expensive shipping rates of fully assembled bikes and came up with their own fix…the Sandwichbike. Built from a “sandwich” of two weather-coated frames of plywood then bonded together with “smart cylinders,” the bike ships in pieces, with owners assembling them upon arrival in the mail. It features a stainless steel chain, 14G stainless steel spokes and Schwalbe 26″ Big Apple tire with a Shimano single-speed coaster brake.
Designed to be both rugged and stylish, the Sandwichbike comes flat and packed with everything you need to build it right from the box, including all the tools and about 50 parts. According to the site, “If you can make a sandwich, you can surely build a Sandwichbike.” Created by Dutch designer Basten Leijh, the Sandwichbike is unlike anything else out there. It’s said to tai about 45 minutes to complete with relative ease and is ready to hit the streets as soon as you’re done building it. The completed bike weighs 37.5 pounds and measures 69 x 24 x 37 in, allowing those between 5 ft 3 in – 6 ft 6 in tall a comfortable ride. It costs $1,087 and will ship from Europe starting next month.