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Officine Firenze Milani

Wooden bicycle handlebars with the grace of Italian style

by Graham Hiemstra in Design on 03 August 2011

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Inspired by the elegance of vintage bicycles that cruise the streets of Florence, Officine Firenze Milani creates beautifully-crafted wooden handlebars as the ultimate accent to any bike. The bars are made in Italy, using individually selected materials to produce the highest caliber wooden handlebars available.

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With a semi-gloss finish, the natural grain of each teak, mahogany, walnut and ash layer lends different personalities to each design. A bisection of aluminum provides structural reinforcement (and a nice industrial accent) without sacrificing comfort—although longer rides may require gloves.

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The Officine also hand-restores neglected bicycles using vintage components along with wooden handlebars and rims to create desirable one-of-a-kind transformations.

Also on Cool Hunting: Sanomagic Wooden Bicycles, Duo

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