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?
TH 1.81 (133kg*62)
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.
TH 1.81 (133kg*62)
Now that is class.Originally Posted by wearyourtruth
Works of ART
you can makethem at around 35 or 35 pounds if you work at it. thats standard for a non high end recumbent.Originally Posted by KingTermite
The the Bentrideronline Bent Ride '05 this August someone had a beautifully built wooden tadpole trike.Originally Posted by KingTermite
It won the award for best homebuilt. He took it on the Sunday 56 mile ride:
There were some pics of a wooden recumbent sociable quad also:
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?Originally Posted by zonatandem
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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