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Emir Salkić

  • TOCHAK
  • Bicycle builder
  • Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Master Artisan
Emir Salkić Bicycle builder
Contact
Bosnian, Croatian, English, German, Serbian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+387 61737502
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Wooden wheels for children

  • • Emir is an architect with a creative spirit
  • • The first wooden bicycle he made was a gift for his son
  • • His Tochak bicycles received two awards in 2019

Emir Salkić is the man who invented the wheel or at least a brand called TOCHAK (wheel), as he likes to joke. The 47-year-old Bosnian architect and entrepreneur made his first wooden Tochak bicycle for his son in 2017, wanting to make it easier for his boy to learn to ride a bicycle. It is a bicycle without pedals that a child uses to master maintaining balance before using a bicycle with pedal. Completely handmade, Emir's bicycles are the product of creative woodworking and 3D printing. He allows his customers to personalise their bikes on the TOCHAK website by choosing the type of wood, the colour of the bicycle and desired engravings. In 2019, Emir received the BigSEE Product Design Award and the BigSEE Wood Design Award.

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Tochak Bike

The main material for this Tochak children's bike is multi-layered birch plywood used for the body, wheels, forks and seat post. The blue tyres are made of natural rubber and the steering handles are made of solid wood.

Length 89.5 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 53 cm

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Tochak Bike

This Tochak bike is made of multi-layer birch plywood used for the body, wheels, fork and saddle column. The green tyres are made from natural rubber and the steering wheel is solid wood.

Length 89.5 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 53 cm

Photo: ©Tochak
Tochak Bike

Emir made this Tochak bike using multi-layer birch plywood for the body, wheels, fork and saddle column. The red tyres are made of natural rubber and the steering handles are solid wood.

Length 89.5 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 53 cm

Photo: ©Tochak
Tochak Bike

The main material is multi-layer birch plywood used for the body, wheels, fork and saddle column. The yellow tyres are made from natural rubber and the steering handles are solid wood.

Length 89.5 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 53 cm

Photo: ©Tochak
Tochak Bike

The main material is multi-layer birch plywood used for the body, wheels, fork and saddle column. The red tyres are made from natural rubber and the steering handles are solid wood.

Length 89.5 cm
Width 39 cm
Height 53 cm

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