As building your own bike goes this takes some beating!

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  • As building your own bike goes this takes some beating!
  • Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Blimey, did he ever ride it?

    I wouldn’t have thought carbon could look so like gaffa tape!

    thomthumb
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    first i thought carbon – then i was disapoited with wood. then i was pleased.

    ace. would love to have a go.

    Premier Icon rob
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    fantastic
    balsa wood and carbon frame built in the blokes kitchen 😀

    psychle
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    It looks just like a Kangaroo!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I want to see photos of the finished item though!

    The Greek team’s track bikes for the Athens games were built in a similar, if even LESS sophisticated, way……

    Google translation, not perfect, but its better than my Swedish

    and in english (just)

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    It looks just like a Kangaroo!

    😆 😆

    swamp_boy
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    Impressive stuff

    BTW does he work for IKEA?

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Re: Min Obree cykel
    Skrivet av JojjeM idag 07:53

    Shit vad grymt.
    “Super toughness” haha.

    I laughed at that too.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    what’s this lot?

    Isn’t that how Scotts are made?

    ocrider
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    All very nice, but…

    Mono fork on a superman bike? Rather him than me.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaLjwSpZ6Cs[/video]

    chrobin
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    Mounted the front wheel today.
    @swamp_boy, yes I do work for IKEA as a freelance designer.

    more pics and info in the build tread over at fixedgear.se
    http://www.fixedgear.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6007&start=320

    I can’t help but think that that looks rather reminiscent of Graham Obree’s Hour Record bike…

    Still…awesome skills to build it like that tho!

    coogan
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    Could’ve saved so much time and hassle…

    thats brilliant!

    I can’t help but think that that looks rather reminiscent of Graham Obree’s Hour Record bike…

    i think that might be the point…

    Looks absolutely awful!

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    Not very adjustable is it. Hope he got the saddle height right.

    kaesae
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    rootes1
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    def some inspiration of Obree’s bike in terms of shape

    Premier Icon ampthill
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    Scrole down to the borrom you get the finished bike…..

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Interesting to see the scorn of non-achieving nonentities here.

    The standard homebuilt-carbon practise is to use closed-cell foam or even polystyrene for your mold which is cheap and can be melted out with acetone after use. why on earth did he use wood? Can anybody read swedish?

    http://www.bmeres.com

    No dout kaesee would have smeared it all in better quality grease/man jizz to prolong its life

    Premier Icon bigjim
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    def some inspiration of Obree’s bike in terms of shape

    as in, two wheels, down tube, seat tube, pedals, like all other monocoque frames…

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    Retrodirect – Member
    …why on earth did he use wood?

    Probably balsa wood. I’m using it on something I’m building with carbonfibre.

    large418
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    That last pic makes me think of a smurf riding a bike!

    Blimmin impressive though – I love the inventiveness that goes into home baked engineering. Head angle looks a bit steep, or are all track bikes like that?

    How much is carbon fibre to buy in its raw state, and how much would have gone into a frame like that?

    Premier Icon richmars
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    How much is carbon fibre to buy in its raw state, and how much would have gone into a frame like that?

    Depends where you buy it from. Ebay is cheap, but of unknown quality. A few years ago I got about 8 sq metres for about £100 and I’ve made 2 frames from that, but does depend on what sort of frame, size etc. Add about £40 for epoxy (West System), plus a few hundred hours of time, use of a lathe and mill and it’s easy!!!

    Ewan
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    That is litterally awesome. Well done that man!

    ahwiles
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    Retrodirect – Member

    The standard homebuilt-carbon practise is to use closed-cell foam or even polystyrene for your mold which is cheap and can be melted out with acetone after use. why on earth did he use wood?

    a friend of mine has made a couple of diy-carbon frames, he experimented with foam, and acetone, and some scales…

    he found that ‘melting’ the foam out of the tube increased the overall weight by a few grams (lots of gunk gets left inside – especially in complicated shapes like a bike frame)

    and the foam he uses only adds about 20grams per tube, so he leaves it in.

    i assume that the weight of the balsa wood core isn’t enough for our swedish friend to worry about.

    Premier Icon richmars
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    Yes, I leave the foam core in my tubes, but the best way is to make a mould, more control over the external dimensions plus better finish on the other surfaces.

    Holy headtube angles batman!!! Steering must be interesting.

    Well done !!!

    sslowpace
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    I think that is quite brilliant. Hats off to the chap.

    Some of the comments are quite funny, especially as Graham Obree used old washing machine parts when he built his original bike.

    Snowed in, so I’m going to watch the ‘Flying Scotsman’ again this afternoon.

    Given the effort to be streamlined I think he should lose the beard?
    Or
    He could make a beard cowl from Carbon fiber and bryl cream.

    Good effort though it shows what you can nock up in your shed.

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