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Is this the fastest 100 % wooden bicycle on earth? - part 1

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Project by irtamos posted 04-02-2015 04:29 PM 5319 views 13 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

No metal parts! This bicycle is made from beech, wengĂ©, afromosia and has just only 133 wooden parts. A very famous Belgian cyclist – ex winner from the “Tour of Flanders” and “Paris – Roubaix” will try to establish an absolute speed record for wooden bicycles this summer. At the end of this year there is also an hour record attempt.
This bicycle is made by students of the school Victor Horta in Brussels and it’s for the moment hot news in the Belgian newspapers. The next few months there will be more news – television – international newspaper – cycling magazine – Guinness book of records.

-- irtamos, Belgium





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#1 posted 04-02-2015 04:34 PM

That is just oh sooooo cooool!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 04-02-2015 04:36 PM

Super cool! How do the manage to hold the tire bead on those wooden wheels.

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#3 posted 04-02-2015 04:38 PM

Wow! First time I’ve seen this kind of wooden bike. Very cool and very interesting! What did you use for the tires and wheel bearings?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 04-02-2015 04:44 PM

Hello

Very impressive bike with a very original design
I like the concept

Now you can propose you bike to Eric Barone : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dkVRnCR25I

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 04-02-2015 05:15 PM

As much as I love the bike, I don’t think the UCI will approve.

-- Jon "That's about as close as I can eyeball it"

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#6 posted 04-02-2015 05:23 PM

very cool!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-02-2015 05:28 PM

Wow, amazing!

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#8 posted 04-02-2015 05:44 PM

As kewl as can be, I love it

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#9 posted 04-02-2015 11:01 PM

Yowza, how much does that sucka weigh? I can’t imagine pushing it through a century. :D

-- Art

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#10 posted 04-02-2015 11:12 PM

Fantastic! Congratulations on a great build and all the best in he hour.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 04-02-2015 11:25 PM

Wow that is a beauty!

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#12 posted 04-02-2015 11:26 PM

Beautiful

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#13 posted 04-03-2015 12:44 AM

That’s really nice!hope it gets the records!!

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#14 posted 04-03-2015 12:52 AM

Now that’s cool.

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#15 posted 04-03-2015 02:10 AM



Super cool! How do the manage to hold the tire bead on those wooden wheels.

- TheNJ

I have to assume that they’re tubular tires. I can’t imagine a wooden wheel that thin holding on to a bead at 110 PSI.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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