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Old 11-29-05, 07:03 AM   #1
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Wooden Recumbant?

I saw a couple this weekend, and the guy was riding a recumbant that was completely built out of wood. It must have weighed a ton, but it was pretty cool to look at. I'll bet it creaked as he rode.


Anyone ever build a wooden framed bike?
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Old 11-29-05, 08:08 AM   #2
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not me and not a bicycle, but take a look:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/even...ess10411211409

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Old 11-29-05, 11:06 AM   #3
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Haven't tried it yet, but it's on my list.
For some inspiration,check out some of Tom Kabat's neat bikes: http://woodenbikes.com/history.html
There are a bunch of different ideas in recumbents and wood construction, but Kabat's style is simple and appealing.
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found another one:

http://www.manytracks.com/Recumbent/jrobin.htm#Top
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That looks much closer to the one I saw.....and ironically the name on that web page is the same name as one of my best friends. LOL
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coolest wooden bikes i've ever seen!





built by a carpenter named Warren Von Botbyl
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I saw a couple this weekend, and the guy was riding a recumbant that was completely built out of wood. It must have weighed a ton, but it was pretty cool to look at. I'll bet it creaked as he rode.


Anyone ever build a wooden framed bike?
you can makethem at around 35 or 35 pounds if you work at it. thats standard for a non high end recumbent.
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I saw a couple this weekend, and the guy was riding a recumbant that was completely built out of wood. It must have weighed a ton, but it was pretty cool to look at. I'll bet it creaked as he rode.


Anyone ever build a wooden framed bike?
The the Bentrideronline Bent Ride '05 this August someone had a beautifully built wooden tadpole trike.
It won the award for best homebuilt. He took it on the Sunday 56 mile ride:

http://vic.gedris.org/pics/2005-08-27/index-simple.html

There were some pics of a wooden recumbent sociable quad also:
http://vic.gedris.org/pics/2005-08-26/index-simple.html
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Craig Calfee, the guy that builds carbon fiber singles and tandems, also builds rideable bamboo bikes.
His black bamboo single frameset will set you back about $2,600. He also had a bamboo tandem at this years Interbike in Las Vegas, including a bamboo suspension fork! Both bikes use carbon fiber lugs to join the bamboo tubes.
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Craig Calfee, the guy that builds carbon fiber singles and tandems, also builds rideable bamboo bikes.
His black bamboo single frameset will set you back about $2,600. He also had a bamboo tandem at this years Interbike in Las Vegas, including a bamboo suspension fork! Both bikes use carbon fiber lugs to join the bamboo tubes.
Isn't bamboo a grass rather than a wood?
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I built the wooden lowracer shown below. It's actually a very comfortable bike (the wood provides some passive suspension). I wasn't too careful about keeping the weight down (went with the theory that beefier was better), and the bike ended up weighing 39.5 pounds (including pedals). I raced it in a couple time trials this past summer--it did alright considering it weighed twice that as the real TT bikes in the race. Also use it for commuting; drilled a couple holes in the bottom of the chain stay beam for pannier hooks and it works great. It's a fun bike to ride and a real conversation starter.

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Here's another nice one. I know, not bent but what can ya do, hehe,,,,,BD

http://mywilson.homestead.com/gallery24.html
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Old 12-26-05, 12:02 PM   #17
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And still another. They're coming out of thhe woodwork, LMAO,,,,BD

http://mywilson.homestead.com/gallery135.html
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Old 12-26-05, 12:04 PM   #18
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Sheez, another one?,,,,BD

http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/gallery238.html
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