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    wooden bike w/ wood freewheel


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    wow. that is awesome. this should be posted (if it isn't) in the alt bike forum too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stbtra View Post
    This kid (Marco Facciola) is a freaking bad ass! this bike is ALL WOOD construction! no metal!!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    what cliche comment should I make first? That he's a hipster with a disc wheel or that it belongs in the jackass thread for no foot retention


    no but seriously that's pretty bloody amazing.

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    Brakeless freewheel?
    Ride lots, have fun, skid often!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    This kid (Marco Facciola) is a freaking bad ass! this bike is ALL WOOD construction! no metal!!
    Except the pins in the chain.

    But that the kid is badass, there's no arguing. And actually, I am most impressed by the chain itself!

    This should be cross-posted in the mechanics forum (admins?). Then we could start a flamewar about what kind of lube would be suitable for such chain.

    EDIT: and says himself that the chain was indeed the hardest part to build:

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Facciola
    When I look back at the completed project, I realize that building the chain caused the most problems and also took the most time (nearly 40%).
    Last edited by wroomwroomoops; 01-24-08 at 10:43 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wroomwroomoops View Post
    Except the pins in the chain.

    nope, even the pins in the chain are wood.
    derailleur? I hardly know her
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    shoulda made it fixed. still damn impressive though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metricoclock View Post
    nope, even the pins in the chain are wood.
    Thats right, the kid was sure to let the reader know that the bike was made completly of wood, no metal.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by thelung View Post
    shoulda made it fixed. still damn impressive though
    He didnt want to continuously pedal while going down hill.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Barspinz.

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    This kid is amazing. Check out the chain he made on page 3 of that article.

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    needs risers and ourays.

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    does he lube it with pine resin? are there bearings made of wood?

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    that saddle must be fun

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    if you go fast enough, I bet the bike will catch on fire.

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    nice bike.....too bad about the shorts though

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    he's quebecois. they are the trash that was too trashy for eurotrash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
    What happens at the intersection at the bottom of the hill?
    He Ted Shreds it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morbot View Post
    that saddle must be fun
    the break-in takes a long time, but it is sooo worth it

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude View Post
    does he lube it with pine resin? are there bearings made of wood?

    I would put money on it that he used Paraffin wax or bar soap to lube up the moving joints of the bike.
    derailleur? I hardly know her
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    haha...this made me rofl x 100...people were looking @ me in my class...but here is a real question.
    can he ride it?
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    Hey, here's another article about your bike!

    http://lifestyle.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=11419

    I got this from a Google search for "bicycle". It was the first article on the second page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Law View Post
    nice bike.....too bad about the shorts though
    hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude View Post
    does he lube it with pine resin? are there bearings made of wood?
    I am betting he is using the wood lignumvita its a very oil rich wood it was used for ship bearings at one time and is self lubricating.
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