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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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    not me and not a bicycle, but take a look:

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

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind8
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth

    Now that is class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd
    How 'bout a Termite Taxi?
    You tryin' to tell me something?
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by zonatandem
    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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    Wooden bicycle De ride a bicycle where it all with begun is.... Notenhouten ride a bicycle, 12 kilos. Although the men initially sceptical were, can I really with in spite of let see that the me succeeded is.


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    Wooden race bicycle De wooden race bicycle. I made him of carbon and berkenmultiplex. This wood sees to for an amusing effect with lines. Do many stolen ask be: you can ride a bicycle it really on, are strengthen it well, how heavy the bicycle is and what the qualities are? The answer be: Yes, you there really on can ride a bicycle. I rode on it already a season competitions. During this season, I experienced 2 valpartijen and 2 turn my bicycle no shrinkage gave. Also I rode competitions without problems over boxes eggs. I did past year bicycle test by the V. YOU. Amsterdam. I had a topvermogen of 2200 watts. There stood no higher score in the computer meanwhile they a lot of racers had tested. I did not my best to fold the bicycle duplicate but this is me succeeded. The bicycle is not is 9.5 kilo, it absolute the lightest bicycle that exists there, but heavy is the bicycle not. As for qualities, he see between the carbon and the aluminum bicycle. I find one whole fine bicycle and as I Godfather Win must believe, become this alone only better! (see new)
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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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    And still another. They're coming out of thhe woodwork, LMAO,,,,BD

    http://mywilson.homestead.com/gallery135.html

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