Le vélovale

Aug 16, 2008
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Paris ♥
I think my dear friends i have something for you.
This is my design study for entering in a french design school.
And it particullary sounds like a space bike !

here are some sketches:


the building of the bike, let start by making some fun wheels:



then comes the frame:










here are some pictures from the finished project:












some extras:






and how it rides: (sorry for the music, i didn't made the video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5L516sY54A




The forms of this bike are under an international copyright protected.

hope you enjoy it ! I will make some other in the same spirit soon.
 
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Nov 30, 2006
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Magnolia, Texas
Very cool! I love how closely you followed the original design sketch. Beautiful execution and finishing on the final bike. Looks like fun to ride, although that trail geometry is evil. :)
 
Jan 1, 2009
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hey thats a cool bike i would love one of those with extra two bars welded in the back and a cross in the center to look like a ..... fish bicycle that would be super cool :shock: :D
 
Aug 16, 2008
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Spanish Fork, Utah
jesusfreak86 said:
hey thats a cool bike i would love one of those with extra two bars welded in the back and a cross in the center to look like a ..... fish bicycle that would be super cool :shock: :D
It even kind-of moves like a fish! :shock:

The quality is amazing! Well done.
 
Feb 20, 2009
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Bellingham WA
Wow, that's quite the project. Even though I don't really dig custom bikes, but yours is really clean. I am completely amazed at your diligence to stick to the original design on this build. Seems like it would be fun to ride, especially having to swing that huge front end around whenever you turn! One question though, on the two sharp corners at the front and rear of the frame, are those bends or welds? They almost look like really tight bends in the photos, and it seems to me like that would create a very volatile stress point. But then again, I doubt you do much jumping curbs/trail riding on that kind of bike. Great project though, did you end up getting into the design school?