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    UM....WHAT?! this is awesome!

    from core77.com :


    Last week during Salone de Mobile in Milan, Bleijh Concepts and Design showed the Sandwich Bike at the Tutto Bene Show. Currently in prototype stage, the bike frame is made of two wooden plates, and four identical 'smart cylinders'. It ships flat and can be assembled at home with a single tool. The absence of welding joints makes the frame very easy to produce, and the materials can vary according to the clients’ demand. This way the bike can be kept simple and reasonably inexpensive.

    The Sandwich Bike was a big hit - so much so that someone broke into the exhibit and stole the prototype. Rather than dole out justice on the thief, your best course of action is to order one of the bikes yourself.



    yeah its ss/fg related! look at the drive train. also...inspiring idea i can make that easily....but i would use metal/aluminum plates and not wood.
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    im a ****ing idiot. well, im happy to admit it.

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    I dont want to ride wood

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    Sorry.. I must have been unaware of the problem this thing is solving. My bad.

    Kinda reminds me of those little german wooden bikes yuppies buy for their kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolface
    My god, if someone ever brings one of those things into the shop I'm going to snap it over my knee and fling it out the back door.

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    I think the german wooden bike is far superior to what we have kids ride here in the states. When I've been in germany, every small child appears to have one of those at the age when kids here have a tiny bike with training wheels... instead of teaching kids to start riding by sitting on the saddle with their feet on the ground and pushing off to start, they teach the kids balance before they learn how to pedal. Therefore most german (and european) adults actually know how to ride a bicycle... as opposed to most adults here that have the seat way too low because they never learned how to balance on a bike without training wheels...

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    regular bikes ship flat too, and only needing one tool is boooooooring!

    oh, and...
    before posting, a "noob" should always ask themselves "could this have been answered by first visiting Sheldon Brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by skanking biker
    I dont want to ride wood

    That's not what your mom said.












    OOHHHHHHHH!!!!!! NO I DIDN'T!!!!

    .....i just kinda felt like that had to be done. I feel better now. No more Your Mom jokes for another 24 hours. Promise.

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    his legs make me giggle

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyefloater
    My god, if someone ever brings one of those things into the shop I'm going to snap it over my knee and fling it out the back door.
    if you can snap that thing over your leg i'll give you a cookie.

    scratch that, i'll give you a batch of home-made, vegan, oatmeal-raisin cookies that will make you weep with pleasure.

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    *gits'ta snappin' practice*

    And just take the damn pedals off your kid's bike when you're teaching him/her to ride. Sheesh.

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    I think they're great. Cheap bicycles empower people who can't otherwise afford
    a car, the bus, shoes to walk in, etc.. But then again you can purchases a used
    bike for less than this thing likely costs... i tend to defeat my own arguments
    in the sentence that follows, and tend to conclude the ridiculousness of the
    post by the 3rd. maybe I should just stop..

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    10 to 1 that this thread didn't entice anybody to buy one!
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    concept bikes were awesome.. BEFORE BIKES WERE INVENTED!!!!!!

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    I'm not impressed until I see a 100% wood bike. All the way down to the spokes and bearings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arcellus
    concept bikes were awesome.. BEFORE BIKES WERE INVENTED!!!!!!


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    skiding on wooden wheels......
    coooool

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRaffic Jammer
    skiding on wooden wheels......
    coooool
    Fire by friction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiderMike
    Fire by friction.
    Yo! Double cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kludge
    ...look at the drive train...
    I can't make out enough detail.
    Please comment further.

    I see this bike as really cool.
    Not because of the bike itself but because it gets me thinking outside the normal bike box in my head.
    It has more weird and innovative ideas than just the material.
    Look at the front forks, handlebar and steerer, and think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cox
    I see this bike as really cool.
    +1

    Comeon, I mean really, we're a group of bikers that are riding bikes designed for velodromes on the street without brakes! Who are we to say that goofey ideas shouldn't be at least considered?

    I'd rather see 1000 concept bicycles than 1 concept car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiznaz
    Sorry.. I must have been unaware of the problem this thing is solving. My bad.
    +1. but, it's nice to know someone's being creative.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerinside
    +1

    Comeon, I mean really, we're a group of bikers that are riding bikes designed for velodromes on the street without brakes!
    Is that the RedDeMartini 'we'?

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    they need to make some totem pole tall-bikes
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    IMHO, the main problem is it doesn't look like you can raise or lower the seatpost.

    Don't leave it out in the rain. Or near a termite mound. But, in a pinch, you and a friend can combine bikes into a raft.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Irwin Goldstein
    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
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