What if a new bicycle popped up on city streets every time a car fizzled out and died? Spanish creative agency Lola Madrid doesn’t have the manpower for a project on that scale, but the company is giving junkyard cars a second life as bicycles.
The Bicycled project is creating what Lola Madrid calls "the perfect bike": a bicycle made with a frame harvested from recycled car metal, a reflective light made out of a turn signal, a seat and handlebar covered with car upholstery, and a seatpost clamp fashioned from a door handle. Since every bike is made from a different car, each one looks unique.
Lola Madrid explains the motivation behind the project: "Bicycled is not only a new type of bike, it is also a return to the roots of biking. It’s a handmade bike created specially by bicycle shop owners. Those fantastic creatures that are about to become extinct."
No word on which bicycle shop owners will be building out the bikes--or how much they’ll cost. But anyone interested in purchasing one can sign up for a mailing list here.