Frequently Asked Questions

How are Retrovélo wooden handlebars made?

Retrovélo wooden bicycle handlebars are a unique combination of precious woods, aluminum and brass.

Every handlebar is 100% handcrafted and made entirely from natural materials that are fully recyclable.

The technology is based on the steering wheels of old sports cars, with an aluminum core covered with wood on both sides.

Powerful glue and brass rivets hold everything together.

Are wooden handlebars weather resistant?

After assembly, the handlebars are dried in an oven so that the wood is completely dry and basically shrink free. Subsequently, several layers of wood sealer are applied to make them waterproof. Afterwards, they get 4 coatings of varnish and finally they are treated with special wax to make them water repellent.

All these processes make the handlebars well resistant to rain, but nevertheless, we advice you not to leave your bike in the rain for a long period of time.

If the bicycle is not used, it should be stored in a covered dry area at temperatures between 10 and 30 degrees and 50 to 80 % air humidity. This guarantees a long and troublefree life of your precious handlebar.

Can scratches or stains be removed?

In the unlikely event, light scratches or stains can easily be removed by sanding down the handlebar with fine sandpaper (400).

Afterwards, apply a new varnish coating or treat the handlebar with wood oil.

Are Retrovélo wooden handlebars safe?

Due to their unique construction, the Retrovélo handlebars are very sturdy and safe.

However, this can only be guaranteed as long as the handlebar is placed according to the instructions below.