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Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By SilversSpeed

The bike will be made from wood, certain sections...

The bike will be made from wood, certain sections bonded with epoxy. Fiberglass is not in the scope of the project. The wood will get finished with protective clear coat or a hybrid paint/clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By SilversSpeed

Update

Progress update

I've spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to shape the spindle section. Because of the frame design, it requires some wide supports at the base for the chain stays. I am...
Forum: Introductions
10-06-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By SilversSpeed

The first prototype I plan to make from marine...

The first prototype I plan to make from marine plywood (expected to be the strongest type of plywood) then later versions from strong hardwoods like Ash, or Sapele.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By SilversSpeed

Understood, I am aware of the strength concerns...

Understood, I am aware of the strength concerns and will design accordingly. The cranks are going to be hybrid aluminum and wood. The spindle mounts and pedal mounts will be aluminum, and the crank...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By SilversSpeed

I have 2 versions I plan to make, 1 is a plywood...

I have 2 versions I plan to make, 1 is a plywood based version that is made from multi-directional hardwood plywood. Likely marine grade plywood or similar. That will be easier to setup and machine,...
Forum: Introductions
09-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By SilversSpeed

I started a tread in the road bike section check...

I started a tread in the road bike section check it out if you want to follow the development.
https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1239742-silvers-custom-cnc-wood-road-bike-project.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By SilversSpeed

I will look into the book! I plan to build full...

I will look into the book! I plan to build full wood wheels that are non-spoked. Also, all high ware/stress components like crank spindle, hubs, and neck will be metal or standard Shimano components....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 11:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By SilversSpeed

Silver's Custom CNC Wood Road Bike Project

Hi all,

I am starting a custom road bike project. I started working at a wood shop recently and they have a large Roctech 1530ATC CNC machine. I am going to design, fabricate and build a wood road...
Forum: For Sale
09-29-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By SilversSpeed

Very nice bike!

Very nice bike!
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,448
Posted By SilversSpeed

If you need positive or negative molds made let...

If you need positive or negative molds made let me know! I can make lower cost molds from wood and you can finish sand them/coat them with mold release.The machine I have access to is accurate to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By SilversSpeed

Build a paint booth using pvc pipes and...

Build a paint booth using pvc pipes and connectors, cover it tightly with tarps, garbage bags or clear wraps. integrate a fan on one side for ventilation and flow. You can build a front cover for...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-29-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,590
Posted By SilversSpeed

Bending 4130 is pretty straight forward. You...

Bending 4130 is pretty straight forward. You don't need to anneal it after bending. It CAN be done but is not necessary for many applications. I used to build roll cages for cars and annealing is not...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-27-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By SilversSpeed

Bending Ti is usaully more challenging than...

Bending Ti is usaully more challenging than steel, Forming and welding Ti takes a lot more care. If you heat up or weld Ti it normally has to be completely sheilded in gas. Ti is also more brittle....
Forum: Framebuilders
09-23-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 289,458
Posted By SilversSpeed

That is Awesome!!! I wonder how it handles. The...

That is Awesome!!! I wonder how it handles. The pedals move with the forks?
09-23-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 981,598
Posted By SilversSpeed

Did you build the bike yourself or is it a...

Did you build the bike yourself or is it a factory bike? It almost looks likes like it has a pedal assist motor and a rear hub motor.
Forum: Introductions
09-23-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By SilversSpeed

Yes, I plan to make videos, take pictures, have...

Yes, I plan to make videos, take pictures, have detailed documentation.
09-22-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 909
Views: 981,598
Posted By SilversSpeed

Is the battery inside the frame? Looks pretty...

Is the battery inside the frame? Looks pretty slim. Is that a solar panel or a phone I see on the handle bars?
Forum: Introductions
09-22-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By SilversSpeed

Hi From Hawaii!

I work at a wood shop in Hawaii and always been fascinated with bikes. As a kid I raced BMX. I took bikes apart, painted them, re-assembled them. Later I loved road bikes and used to bike 20mi to...
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