The bike is made of solid oak wood. It can virtually handle all weather conditions. The wood will retain its strength, but will show a slight discoloration over time. We work with a protective oil finish on our frames. If you want to keep the original color, it’s advisable to renew the oil treatment on a regular basis (twice a year). A bottle of oil will be included with the purchase of your bike. The stainless steel components are treatment-free. If the wooden surface is damaged you can easily renovate it by slightly sanding the wood and than applying oil. For bigger repairs you can go to a bikeshop.