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bobasaurus

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06-23-2012 05:51 AM

I got tired of my ugly worn-out plastic caps for my bicycle handle bars, so I decided to turn a new pair out of mahogany:

http://imgur.com/a/1LRSa

They came out pretty good, though I had to trim the backs a little with the bandsaw and file them to make them fit. I’m slowly converting everything I own into wood.

-- Allen, Colorado


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Harry_Ch

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#1 posted 06-23-2012 06:45 AM

Good work on those end caps, bobasaurus. Took plenty of time and skill to do those. Now, you just need to make the bicycle out of wood and you’ll be set. ;)

-- Deeds not Words.

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mtenterprises

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#2 posted 06-23-2012 10:42 AM

Ahhh you might be starting a new trend. Years ago everyone in the world converted to plastic putting LOTS of woodworkers out of work.
Do a google search of wooden bicycles there are lots of them.
MIKE

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#3 posted 06-23-2012 03:38 PM

Those end caps are great! I want them! Well done!

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

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Woodenwizard

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#4 posted 06-23-2012 04:40 PM

Just what I NEED! We need to get together soon. I know you could show me a lot.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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489tad

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#5 posted 06-23-2012 07:17 PM

Oh Josh No, Thats Not Mine :). Sorry about that. I wish I could do that. I’d be the coolest guy in my cycling club. A while back I searched wooden bicycles and was amazed at what some people could build.

I ride a 1987 Schwinn Prologue with a Suntour Sprint Groupo. It’s tought but I still can keep up with and even dish it out with the carbon boys.

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

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bobasaurus

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#6 posted 06-23-2012 07:56 PM

Dan, I just finished the Ride the Rockies last week (450 mile 6 day bike tour over lots of damn mountains), and someone rode a bamboo bike through it. I’ve been checking out renovo hardwood frames lately:

http://www.renovobikes.com/r4-road/
http://www.renovobikes.com/r3-road/

Someday I would love to build a frame like that, though it seems hard.

-- Allen, Colorado

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489tad

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#7 posted 06-24-2012 02:58 AM

Bob, thanks for posting those videos. I want one now! I’m with you about building one. that would be cool.

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

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