|Project by Simeond||posted 09-08-2013 02:00 AM||3620 views||28 times favorited||50 comments|
My woodshop is in the same building as some custom bike makers. They’ve been harassing me for two years to make a wooden bike. I would always smile and nod and then as I walked away I would think “that would be awesome but it’ll never happen.”
Well, I got the bug a fe weeks ago and dove in!
It’s walnut and Purple Heart. Every curved component is bent lamination. The front fork is a solid block of wood thy hold the fork blade with a long sliding dovetail. All the bike components are compression based.
This was the funniest and most challenging thing I’ve done. It was a blast!
Sorry for the lack of good photos. All but the first are before it was finished. I’ll post more soon!
Ps. It’s a soft ride. I’ve got about 10 miles on it so far.
-- "...a band of small discoveries, strung like pearls on a thread of curiosity, lending richness to our work...." - James Krenov....... soulcraftwoodshop.com