|Project by BigMP||posted 01-29-2014 05:24 AM||2543 views||26 times favorited||30 comments|
Hey guys and gals,
Here is the second rendition of my wood bike design. I have made a few design changes to this model to improve strength and reliability but otherwise this one is very similar in appearance to the previous one. Specifically, I have bent laminated the chainstay and the seatstay in this version. Each lamination is 33 laters thick with WestSystem epoxy impregnation. This rendition also has a shellac finish that was dulled with steel wool and then waxed for a silky smooth feel.
The tubes remain hollow with the rear brake hose running through the frame for cleanliness. The two outside laminations on the main frame were from a figured walnut board that looks really nice in person, not that the pictures look bad.
Now that I have the design worked out, I plan on making these to order. I believe there is a market in the North Hollywood area that is fairly close to where I live.
Feel free to ask questions or give comments.
Thanks for looking!