Wooden bikes...

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Wooden bikes...

Postby eyko » Mon Oct 08, 2012 13:08 pm

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670944/a-7 ... ld-chair#1

I'm not sure which is crazier the looks (although I do kind of like it) or the price :shock:
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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby tetm » Mon Oct 08, 2012 15:18 pm

...or the appalling photoshopping of Valverde?

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby JamesB5446 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:12 pm

tetm wrote:...or the appalling photoshopping of Valverde?

Invisible brake hood!


That bike is bullshit, they need to get rid of the chain and replace it with a bit of vine, then I'll be interested.

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby pangolin » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:17 pm

Yeah I thought it looked a prime candidate for belt drive! I guess no hole in the frame possible during production sadly.
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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby cyclingprop » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:22 pm

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I like this one
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby Ginjafro » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:24 pm

A snip at $70,000!
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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby JamesB5446 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 16:47 pm

pangolin wrote:Yeah I thought it looked a prime candidate for belt drive! I guess no hole in the frame possible during production sadly.

Indeed. Overpriced and stupid.

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby SimonAH » Mon Oct 08, 2012 17:33 pm

I'm sorry, very pretty but that frame geometry would collapse under any rider over 0.5 kilos - even if it were made out of Moots Titanium.

Art for the wall, not a practical bicycle.
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Re: Wooden bikes...

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby The Rookie » Tue Oct 09, 2012 08:26 am

Was a Bamboo bike at the NEC - weighed a 'ton'....

That wooden bike is pathetic, not even road legal and $70,000 - there 'avin a giraffe!

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby rjsterry » Tue Oct 09, 2012 08:41 am

SimonAH wrote:I'm sorry, very pretty but that frame geometry would collapse under any rider over 0.5 kilos - even if it were made out of Moots Titanium.

Art for the wall, not a practical bicycle.


If you read the article, you'll notice that it says "Thonet, which makes one of the most famous chairs in the world, commissions a high-end bike to show off its wood-bending process". It's obviously not intended to be a practical bike. Thonet chairs - which also inspired the first tubular steel chairs - don't collapse under the weight of their occupants. I think you'd be surprised at what wood can do, but yes, it might be a tad springy. Price is daft of course.
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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby London-Red » Tue Oct 09, 2012 08:55 am

I've been loaned a bamboo bike for a week by Bamboo Bikes - it's actually surprisingly light. Bloody good fun too - although that's probably just because it's a mountain bike and I haven't ridden 'off piste' for a while.

He's a picture of her resting up in Richmond Park: http://www.andbike.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bamboo-bike.jpg
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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:52 am

London-Red wrote:I've been loaned a bamboo bike for a week by Bamboo Bikes - it's actually surprisingly light. Bloody good fun too - although that's probably just because it's a mountain bike and I haven't ridden 'off piste' for a while.

He's a picture of her resting up in Richmond Park: [urlhttp://www.andbike.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bamboo-bike.jpg[/url]

I really like the idea of them. Have you got it now? Can I have a look?

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby London-Red » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:57 am

Yeah, of course you can. Either tonight or tomorrow evening, or before I set off in the mornings are the only times I can do though. Got it until Thursday.

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby walkingbootweather » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:08 am

I also know someone who would be interested in a bamboo bike. Any chance you could let them have a taste?

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby gbsahne » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:21 am

The Beginner wrote:Was a Bamboo bike at the NEC - weighed a 'ton'....


The bamboo bike in the bbc article was designed in part by a friend (Dr Broughton) and ridden by him and another colleague in the TransAlp race. I think it's probably also the bike being used by London-Red if it's come from bamboobikes.

some more info..... http://www.brookes.ac.uk/business_emplo ... bamboobike

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:40 am

London-Red wrote:Yeah, of course you can. Either tonight or tomorrow evening, or before I set off in the mornings are the only times I can do though. Got it until Thursday.

PM'd you. I think I may get a few comments off the wife when I tell her I'm popping up the road to look at a bamboo bike.

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby London-Red » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:44 am

gbsahne wrote:
The Beginner wrote:Was a Bamboo bike at the NEC - weighed a 'ton'....


The bamboo bike in the bbc article was designed in part by a friend (Dr Broughton) and ridden by him and another colleague in the TransAlp race. I think it's probably also the bike being used by London-Red if it's come from bamboobikes.

some more info..... http://www.brookes.ac.uk/business_emplo ... bamboobike


Yep, that's the one - looks the same as pic I linked to above.

http://www.andbike.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bamboo-bike.jpg

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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby dhope » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:44 am

Veronese68 wrote:
London-Red wrote:Yeah, of course you can. Either tonight or tomorrow evening, or before I set off in the mornings are the only times I can do though. Got it until Thursday.

PM'd you. I think I may get a few comments off the wife when I tell her I'm popping up the road to look at a bamboo bike.

Pick up a glass hammer while you're out etc?
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Re: Wooden bikes...

Postby London-Red » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:01 pm

London-Red wrote:
gbsahne wrote:
The Beginner wrote:Was a Bamboo bike at the NEC - weighed a 'ton'....


The bamboo bike in the bbc article was designed in part by a friend (Dr Broughton) and ridden by him and another colleague in the TransAlp race. I think it's probably also the bike being used by London-Red if it's come from bamboobikes.

some more info..... http://www.brookes.ac.uk/business_emplo ... bamboobike


Yep, that's the one - looks the same as pic I linked to above.

http://www.andbike.cc/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/bamboo-bike.jpg


PM'd back. I think - not sure if it got through.


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