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WX
05-03-2012, 12:49 AM
http://silkwoodcycles.com/s11.htm
It's a shame to put it in the Bilge but it's not a boat.

skuthorp
05-03-2012, 01:04 AM
There's some beautiful design and joinery there Gary. You wouldn't want to leave any of those anywhere while you ducked into the shop. Or where someones nasty metal bike could get stacked against it. Bit of an advance on the hobby horse eh? But there
http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/emuweb5/media.php?irn=4253&image=yes&width=200http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/emuweb5/media.php?irn=4305&image=yes&width=200

are some ingenious wooden 'bicycles' being made in Africa by ordinary people and their children.

stevebaby
05-03-2012, 01:22 AM
I've never ridden one, but some of them are very well engineered with similar comfort levels to steel frames according to their owners. Wood and steel flex, while aluminium and carbon don't (much). The joinery and lamination would appeal to any wooden boat builder I reckon. As would the aesthetics of course. The problem with wooden frames is usually weight.
I've seen pics of some lovely bamboo bikes too. Bamboo is ideal for bike frames.
http://www.bamboobikes.com.au/
Well worth a look.
http://www.calfeedesign.com/products/bamboo/

Phillip Allen
05-03-2012, 01:57 AM
There's some beautiful design and joinery there Gary. You wouldn't want to leave any of those anywhere while you ducked into the shop. Or where someones nasty metal bike could get stacked against it. Bit of an advance on the hobby horse eh? But there
http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/emuweb5/media.php?irn=4253&image=yes&width=200http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/emuweb5/media.php?irn=4305&image=yes&width=200

are some ingenious wooden 'bicycles' being made in Africa by ordinary people and their children.

a velocipede

David G
05-03-2012, 02:11 AM
I love wooden bikes. There are a couple of local builders who are doing wooden frames that I've admired. One in particular is getting a lot of good reviews on their line:

http://www.renovobikes.com/

http://www.renovobikes.com/storage/r3%20bubinga-1.JPG?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1332947079596

stevebaby
05-03-2012, 03:07 AM
I love wooden bikes. There are a couple of local builders who are doing wooden frames that I've admired. One in particular is getting a lot of good reviews on their line:

http://www.renovobikes.com/

http://www.renovobikes.com/storage/r3%20bubinga-1.JPG?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1332947079596Reno vo were one of the makers I was looking for but couldn't remember the name. They're stunning lookers and if you read the review from NZ at the top of your link, they ride superbly too.
Portland = bike city!

WX
05-03-2012, 07:16 AM
The one in the link has been used to tour around Japan.

stevebaby
05-03-2012, 09:02 AM
The more I look at those bamboo frames, the more I want to build one. All I need is a suitable steel frame to form the joins at the lugs. I've got a couple of litres of epoxy and I can soon get some scraps of carbon fibre for nothing.
However...I've just seen some pics of a custom frame which snapped apart while the owner was riding it at sped downhill, so some careful research is in order first I think.

Donn
05-03-2012, 09:30 AM
http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2010/03/24/article-1269425845505-08D9190A000005DC-436741_636x392.jpg

How about a recumbent woodenboatcycle?

http://amazingdata.com/mediadata9/Image/amazing_fun_quaint_weird_offbeat_20090728070423261 .jpg

Canoez
05-03-2012, 09:43 AM
One of my paddle-making students works part-time for these guys (http://www.sylvancycles.com/Cover.html). They make these:

http://www.sylvancycles.com/Home_files/nahbs_2010%20U%20Velo%201.jpg

He says that the most challenging thing they do is to make wooden rims.

switters
05-03-2012, 10:04 AM
Panda Bicycles, the natural, is on my wish list.