Belgian cycling legend Eddy Planckaert will try to break a record.

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Project by irtamos posted 06-12-2015 04:27 PM 2563 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After Sir Bradley Wiggins it’s time for serious work. The Belgian cycling legend Eddy Planckaert goes for a record with “a 100 % wooden bicycle”. When he’s in good shape it will happen with his personalized bicycle!
We wish him good luck!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-12-2015 05:16 PM

That is amazing. I’d like to try making one sometimes…just to do it!!
Do you have any shots of the gearing without the outer cover on?
The large gear appears to be 52 tooth and the next one 24 tooth and the small one maybe 8. Am I close??

Are there just three gears involved?
What wood did you choose for it?
Are the axles wood as well?
Any bearings installed in it?

thanks Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 06-12-2015 06:05 PM

This gives a whole new twist on getting your pants leg stuck in the sprocket.

This project screams fun…....who wouldn’t want to jump on that and give it a ride?
Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 06-12-2015 11:46 PM


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woodshaver (Tony)

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#4 posted 06-13-2015 12:32 AM

Super nice work! Good Luck!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Grant Davis

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 11:20 AM

I love it but I cannot imagine sitting on that wooden seat for a long period of time.

This would be a great project to downsize for a chinl or grandchild. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 03:54 PM

Very cool! Thanks for the update and let us know when the ride goes down!

I love it but I cannot imagine sitting on that wooden seat for a long period of time.

- Grant Davis

For endurance efforts, minimally padded seats are preferred over something more cushy. Without much (or sometimes any) cushioning, the weight is carried by the bones, which is uncomfortable when you’re not used to it, but is something that you can acclimate to in a couple weeks. With more cushioning, there’s much bigger contact patch, but a much higher risk of issues like chafing (potentially a very bad problem).

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

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 06:23 PM

Finally, a bike that doesn’t rust, but I can’t help but wonder how well it would work if the gears get wet and swell. Probably not a problem where that bike was born.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 06-14-2015 10:34 PM

Well done for sure

-- Norman

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#9 posted 06-15-2015 06:20 PM

Fantstika. Good fellow. I rejoice together with you.

-- Ganchik Sasha

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