Anyone on here ever built a bike out of wood?

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  • chilled76
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    Evening all,

    I fancy building a frame and fork combo for a laugh, nothing that will be built to be abused, just something that won’t fall to pieces if I ride it down the road to the pub and back. Something of a conversation starter..

    Besides bamboo which isn’t readily available, could anyone advise me on a sensible choice of material? I plan on butchering an old frame and bonding the BB into the frame and pretty much the same with a seat post.

    Will project log this when I start too 🙂

    mcmoonter
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    I saw these in Portland in an art exhibition.

    http://www.renovobikes.com/

    chilled76
    Member

    Nice, they look pretty fancy. I’m going to be going for more of an industrial look.

    Premier Icon mountainman
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    There is a firm here in Eire that make wooden bikes,Ash i think.
    Remember seeing an advert for crowd funding ,got a feeling it was on Done Deal.ie.

    stumpy01
    Member

    There’s a chap in Ireland building wooden bikes; the company is called Woodelo. Pretty pricey frames!

    I think he uses Ash.

    bencooper
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    Helped make a replica of Kirkpatrick MacMillan’s thing – weighed a ton 😉

    yunki
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    what about pallets..?

    they seemed to work ok for Josh

    chilled76
    Member

    That’s fantastic, exactly the sort of inspiration I needed.

    Wife went out last night, I stayed in making some drawings. builders merchant opens at 10am this morning, so off out.

    Going to build a soft wood prototype first then refine it and make it from Ash.

    Will get photos later and start a log.

    Thanks guys.

    Paul

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    Will get photos later and start a log.

    See what you did there…. 🙂

    chilled76
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    Said to the wife… wood you mind if I spent the day in the garage?

    Rorschach
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    Maybe we could form a splinter group?

    chives
    Member

    Not quite a Renovo, but I sketched this up for one of my woodworking students a while back. We didn’t have time to make forks / wheels, and it’s pretty heavy, but as a town bike it’s fine.

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    Muke
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    I know you have said not bamboo but there is an interesting build thread on lfgss that may be of interest

    sam42
    Member

    Did you hear about the wooden bike with wooden wheels and a wooden chain?
    Wooden work.

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Did you hear about the wooden bike with wooden wheels and a wooden chain?
    Wooden work.

    Oak-ay….

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