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laxman2001 said:
just put some Thompson's water sealant on it.
That's a prototype, the production model will use cyprus wood so no worries about water rot, staining, or fungus
 

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Wooden bikes are nothing new.
I like it just because the builder is trying something a bit unusual. Obviously I haven't got a clue if it will work great or not. Looks like it might be a bit wide in the knee area.

*** I cannot weld but some time ago, I was thinking that I might be able to hack together a road bikish frame out of timber, or maybe a recumbent ***
 

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MendonCycleSmith said:
Cool, cable housing needs some routing clean up though.

Yep, nothing new here, but they used Hickory, and one piece of it at that.....
Craig, those old-school classics are way cool...but that other piece of Trailer Park Technology don't cut it!
 

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Here's an old one I saw at a museum:

built by a nine year old kid in 1890. He could not buy a bike but there was timber and some hand tools around the house...

More wooden bikes:
https://bikerodnkustom2.homestead.com/woodeye2.html

*** and of course you knew that bamboo is a great bike material, especially if you can get it to grow to the right shapes. Just ask Craig Calfee or some others who are doing that
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perttime said:
Here's an old one I saw at a museum:

built by a nine year old kid in 1890. He could not buy a bike but there was timber and some hand tools around the house...

More wooden bikes:
https://bikerodnkustom2.homestead.com/woodeye2.html

*** and of course you knew that bamboo is a great bike material, especially if you can get it to grow to the right shapes. Just ask Craig Calfee or some others who are doing that
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Check this one out, some people just hung up on form instead of function:madman:
 

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