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 Post subject: Wooden Bike !
PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:57 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Now this I like

Pinched from the mtbr site but I had to show it to you guys

made from solid wood :shock:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:19 am 
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A guy not far from me is making them too and they are actually pretty competitive! => www.jangunneweg.nl


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:26 am 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Wow that road bike he's made is brill :!:


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:17 pm 
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Apart from being dead heavy, and my questionable knowledge of material sciences, I would imagine that to ride like a...er...

block of wood.

Still wood has some very usable characteristics in an engineering sense (was it Morgan cars use wood as subframes? May be wron on that)

...just cant see it working on bike frames...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:35 pm 
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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
my questionable knowledge of material sciences

...just cant see it working on bike frames...


And this from the man who rides on fibre glass boating technology ;)

Wood has great structural properties when used right - just look how long its ben used for buildings, boating etc. and don't forget many racing bikes in the late 20s early 30s had wooden rims too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:37 pm 
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"And this from the man who rides on fibre glass boating technology "

Yeah but my canoe with wheels isnt SOLID :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:44 pm 
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Check out this guy's bamboo bike.

www.bmeres.com


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:59 pm 
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jez-2-many-bikes wrote:
"And this from the man who rides on fibre glass boating technology "

Yeah but my canoe with wheels isnt SOLID :D


Solid wood does not always mean heavy though.

Resin covered Balsa works every well in lots of applications, and I was going to mention the bambo bike too.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:02 pm 
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Please....

A balsa wood bike....

Whatever next...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:17 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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Plastic ...............

can't get it in a pic so have a click :arrow:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/50/133699725_10b687feab_b.jpg

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and one for the roadies..............................

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