I have this idea where I take a large piece of balsa wood or dense foam and carve it into the shape of a monocoque frame, like the lotus bike or Graeme Obrees whip.
Then when I have the carved shape I wrap it in carbon in the traditional way using decent epoxy and cloth.
Would this work as a way to build a bike? would the balsa or foam make the ride softer and help take some of the load on the frame. Would the wood change shape inside the frame over time?
Would the added weight of the balsa or foam be a real hindrance?
Any thoughts are more then welcome.