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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!


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#1 posted 177 days ago

Really nice bike! good luck with the business, I am sure you will do well! The bike is truly awesome!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 177 days ago

Great design, looks awesome.

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#3 posted 177 days ago

Very nice

-- Vince

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#4 posted 177 days ago

I’ll bet “Mike” on pickers doesn’t have one….......yet

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 177 days ago

Beautiful… is the frame actually wood, or is the wood just a cover?

How does the weight compare to a standard frame?

-- Malcolm Laurel -

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#6 posted 177 days ago


-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 177 days ago

Mike the bike looks so good. Congratulations on a wonderful build. I couldn’t imagine a cyclist would not want to ride around on one of your bikes!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 177 days ago

It’s a beautiful vehicle. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 177 days ago

WOW, that is amazing, you have a serious talent, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#10 posted 176 days ago

Great looking bike. Awesome idea.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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#11 posted 176 days ago

Calling that impressive is an understatement. That’s some serious design work.

-- Brian Timmons, Big T Woodworks - -

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#12 posted 176 days ago

Wonderful craftsmanship.

-- Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.

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#13 posted 176 days ago

Quite a piece of work. Surely a “headturner”, should be fun to ride.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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-- Joel

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#15 posted 176 days ago

Beautiful Bike, best appreciated by riders!

Hey, I still ride on decent days! Not far; I am afriad of the traffic if I go near the busy raods etc.

-- just rjR

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