Photo by Masterworks.

The Giving Tree should be ashamed of herself. Oh, sure, she let herself be made into a boat and a house and an uncomfortable metaphor for maternal martyrdom, but did she ever turn into a completely sweet-ass bike? Not a chance. That’s reserved for the lucky urban trees that fall into the hands of Masterworks Wood and Design.

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The masters behind Masterworks, Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez, source their wood from condemned city trees. Remember that favorite tree from childhood that had to be cut down? If you’d known about this then (and you had a pantload of money), you could have had it made into an outrageously beautiful bike.

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