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    Ride for Life wearyourtruth's Avatar
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    bike built entirely out of wood!

    freewheel, chain, everything. this is so cool

    http://www.leevalley.com/newsletters...3/article1.htm





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    yes, yes it is

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    Right off of Gillegan's Island.

    I want to see him ride it, though.
    "be careful this rando stuff is addictive and dan's the 'pusher'."

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenH View Post
    Right off of Gillegan's Island.

    I want to see him ride it, though.
    I hope it's flat where he rides it... I don't think it has a brake.
    TH 1.81 (133kg*62)

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    I'm wondering how much it weighs.

    He does mention in his article that he has the rachet system so that he can go downhill without pedalling, so apparently it's not completely flat.

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    Wilmaaaaaa!
    That, is slicker than owl-dung. Maybe he could melt beeswax onto the chain rollers for longer life?
    Smart kid!

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    WTF! How freakin creative!

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    That's wonderful.

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    That's pretty cool! I don't think it would actually work for any significant amount of time, but I sure have to applaud his ingenuity and sticktoitness.

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    I once saw an old bicycle (c. 1903) that had shaft drive, and the gear on the end of the shaft was made of wood.

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    amazing, i dont think ive ever been as impressed with a bike build as i am with this one. i know nothing, back to the garage for me!!
    fast eddie outty

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    Great job with the aesthetics and artistry; however, I hope you will only use it for non-functional purposes!

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    That is very unique indeed.

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    I suppose you would use furniture polish to shine it.Watch out for slivers. That said it is an incredible project and you deserve Kudos, well done!
    Last edited by James H Haury; 03-20-08 at 04:31 PM.

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    the chain and the gearing will break if he rides it

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobot View Post
    the chain and the gearing will break if he rides it
    He has actually ridden it...

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    correction: the chain and gearing would break if I rode it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gobot View Post
    correction: the chain and gearing would break if I rode it.


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    Work of art....very nice. I think Id have stained it though. The amount of time in the chain had to be something. Hats off to you on this one....well done !!!!

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    niiiice
    but i think i like the bamboo bikes better

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    +1 for bamboo bikes
    theyre awesome
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