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Project by Simeond posted 320 days ago 2683 views 27 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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gsimon

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#1 posted 320 days ago

wow – this is great!
pretty stylish too

-- Greg Simon

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 320 days ago

awesome build,what do the custom bike builders think?the bike’s sweet.thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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CFrye

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#3 posted 320 days ago

That’s great! Now it’s your turn to challenge them. Thanks for sharing!

-- God bless, Candy

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Rick M.

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#4 posted 320 days ago

Wow, that’s fantastic.

-- |Statistics show that 100% of people bitten by a snake were close to it.|

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cathyb

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#5 posted 320 days ago

Love it! Now you will be making bikes for the rest of your life. Not such a bad idea though….....

-- cathyb, Hawaii, www.cathyswoodworking.com

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 320 days ago

The bike is awesome. Congratulations on your challenge. Word of caution, don’t ride through any flaming hoops.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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HillbillyShooter

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#7 posted 320 days ago

Unusual, unique and really outstanding! Congratulations on rising to the challenge..

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DanoP

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#8 posted 319 days ago

Looks more like a piece of art than a mode of transportation. Well Done!

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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grizzman

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#9 posted 319 days ago

this is really a great project, ive seen some pictures of bikes also made from bamboo, i really want to try one of those later when i feel semi caught up.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Woodbridge

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#10 posted 319 days ago

wow, that is a very cool looking bike.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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hoss12992

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#11 posted 319 days ago

This is really cool. Love the design and craftsmanship. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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WoodenFrog

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#12 posted 319 days ago

Awesome!!! Great Job!
No BMX Tricks with it yet?
So COOOOL!!!!
Thanks for sharing.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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Andrew R.

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#13 posted 319 days ago

Amazing! I would love to try to tackle something like this someday. Very inspiring!

-- Andrew, Bellingham, WA

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stefang

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#14 posted 319 days ago

Great work on this.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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weav

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#15 posted 319 days ago

I say WOW. I’ll bet they said WOW too. Nice project to cross off a bucket list.

-- jerry

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