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Project by irtamos posted 680 days ago 2716 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi,
I’m a teacher in Belgium. In woodworking school BUSO Spectrum Buggenhout we made this year a bycicle with just only 125 wooden pieces … designed by Leonardo Da Vinci.

-- irtamos, Belgium





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 680 days ago

Not only looks great, I love to see young people interested in working with their hands.

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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michelletwo

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#2 posted 680 days ago

welcome to Lj’s..great first project to share.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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rdwile

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#3 posted 680 days ago

This program looks like a very good one for the teenagers and this looks like a very cool project.

Interesting that Leonardo put the drivetrain on the left side and all bikes today have it on the right side. Not sure I could handle the Ardennes or the cobbles at Flanders on this saddle though…:-)

-- Richard D. Wile, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/

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HalDougherty

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#4 posted 680 days ago

Where’s the video of the bike on a downhill run? Great job on the project.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Mark55

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#5 posted 680 days ago

I love this. I have to build one. Are there plans available?

-- Mark, Newton, NC. www.routermillwoodworks.weebly.com

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woodzy

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#6 posted 680 days ago

Fantastic.

Looks great,

-- Anthony

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whitebeast88

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#7 posted 680 days ago

great job.nice to see young people interested in woodworking.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 680 days ago

Welcome to LJs
I love this project ,it looks like a project that would get young people really involved.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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hunter71

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#9 posted 680 days ago

Great job boys. I have mad a few things from old Di Vinci plans but not to this scale.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 680 days ago

BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What a great class project, You have some very talented woodworkers there. Great job instructing them to do such a fine piece!!

Hats off you you and your class.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!................................Jim

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

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bobasaurus

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#11 posted 680 days ago

I really like it. The design looks a little weak on the horizontal piece between the tires, but I guess all the weight is on the back wheel so it may not matter.

-- Allen, Colorado

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Bluepine38

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#12 posted 680 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Looks like a nice group of young men with a talent for woodworking. Those
metal rims might get a little noisy on cobblestones, and that leather drive belt with the dowel type cogs is
quite good. It may not ride as smooth as an Achielle, but it is definitely in a class of its own. Thank you for
sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Mip

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#13 posted 680 days ago

This project not only teaches the students woodworking, but also wood science. What they learn from this bicycle is what they can apply to other projects. This is cool!

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bonobo

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#14 posted 680 days ago

Video please!

-- “The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.” ― Mark Twain

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EarlS

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#15 posted 680 days ago

Nice bike. Maybe you can Tom Boonen to give it a ride or maybe Sven Nys or the Cannibal? ;)

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

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