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Zelo : a woden recumbent trike

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Project by Boris Beaulant posted 01-13-2012 09:35 PM 13041 views 29 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very confortable wood made three wheels recumbent bike.
Of course, only frame and seat were made of wood (beech).
A quite longer description of its building is available here (in french).





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#1 posted 01-13-2012 10:05 PM

That’s crazy cool ,what a unique .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 10:07 PM

A very beautiful bike! I expect is it quite comfortable to ride.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 01-13-2012 10:14 PM

Very nice. Any problems with flex and that crank set way out there?

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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#4 posted 01-13-2012 10:23 PM

Not realy. Laminated structure consolidated by glass fiber is strong enougth to absorb rider power and road chocks.

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#5 posted 01-13-2012 11:00 PM

Has a lot of cool factor but, I stick with my mountain bike!

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#6 posted 01-13-2012 11:31 PM

Awesomely cool! I want one!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#7 posted 01-14-2012 01:59 AM

Looks great. Steam bent or laminated cold?

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#8 posted 01-14-2012 02:01 AM

Awesome!!! – can you make a Cervelo like that?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#9 posted 01-14-2012 02:27 AM

Woodworking with exercise! I love it!

(The greatest woodworking show mankind has ever seen is now online!)

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 06:58 AM

It has the one issue all bents have that causes me to hate them, how do you stick it in the repair stand? Other then that this looks really cool.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#11 posted 01-14-2012 02:55 PM

This is really interesting. I recently saw a video about a shop in California that builds wooden frame bicycles. Having built a wood strip kayak, I have some sense of building curves over a form. This is a unique woodworking project. Very nice.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#12 posted 01-14-2012 03:15 PM

HI i have recumbent trike too. but i made it with metal frame. i love that kind of riding. thank you four a post.

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#13 posted 01-14-2012 03:44 PM

that’s cool, I’ll take 2!

-- Kevin, Indiana

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#14 posted 01-14-2012 09:01 PM

great looking three wheeler :-)
congrat´s with the build

we have about 15 -20 differrent 2 and 3 wheelers visiting our small island every year
packed up with all they need for a summervacation its amazing how much they are cable of
having with them and still comfortably ride faster than other traditionel bycycles only one type is faster to ride and that is the modell where there is a kind of egg formed shell
build around the cycle … though I still have to see a woodcyckle here on the island :-)

take care
Dennis

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#15 posted 01-14-2012 09:18 PM

SEEEXX-XXXXY!!

Very cool laminate work. Useful too!

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