Mountain Bike made entirely out of wood!

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Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust posted 08-15-2013 03:01 PM 1272 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2013 03:01 PM

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Here is a local news story from Denver about a guy that is doing a 100 mile mountain bike race on a bike made out of wood.

I know this guy and have ridden with him a few times. The bike is a little bit small for me, but I took it for a spin around the parking lot one night. It rides quite nicely. The bike weighs 31 pounds. A typical mountain bike weighs in from 20-25 pounds.

The guy is an arborist and used ash and walnut trees that he removed as part of his business. The rims on the bike are also wooden. I couldn’t tell if they were laminated from solid strips or somehow segmented.

The race that he was riding in happened last Saturday. He rode the 103 mile course in just over 10 hours and the bike make it through with flying colors. I have also ridden this race course many times and can attest that there are some brutally rough sections with rocks, and gullies and such that really punish a bike (and the rider).

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#1 posted 08-15-2013 03:06 PM

Very cool idea and purpose. The bike is beautiful also, almost majestic looking.

-- "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." -- Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 08-15-2013 04:14 PM

That’s pretty amazing. I would have thought that thing would break in two at the first big bump.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-15-2013 11:14 PM

WOW!! Neat-0!!! Very cool!! I hope it holds up!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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