Woodworking-Related Content (internet) #1: Wooden Bicycles

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Blog entry by naomi weiss posted 12-26-2010 11:51 AM 3389 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Renovo and Collins just released the first FSC-certified bicycle in the states. They’re beautiful! Meanwhile, bamboo has been used by several designers to make bicycle frames, with some companies even letting you build your own bike at their studios.

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#1 posted 12-26-2010 05:15 PM

Totally cool! The price seems reasonable for the craftsmanship. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 12-26-2010 05:52 PM

Pretty bikes.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#3 posted 12-26-2010 09:39 PM

I love wood and bikes, so this is brilliant … and beautiful.

The bikes are made using CNC machines for precision and modern epoxies for joinery. I found this info interesting on Renovo’s site:

Wood is one of the most fatigue resistant materials on earth, simply because it used to be a tree.

More about the wood here

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 04:16 AM

Beautiful stuff. And inspiring, when I get the shop queue worked down a bit I’d love to build some pedal powered vehicles again (ages ago I brazed a tandem recumbent quadricycle together from old BMX frames for Burning Man).

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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