1. bikewhorder

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    Hello, I know I'm a bit late to this party but I do need to throw my hat in the ring this year. I've got a bike I've been dreaming about building for over a year now. Those of you who have followed my past builds will see a some familiar trends but don't call me a one trick pony just yet, I've got a few more tricks up my sleeve. This bike isn't going to fit very neatly into what most people would call a Rat Rod but luckily the first rule of RRB's is you can't talk about what is and isn't a RRB. I'm definitely in for some challenges, I need to make some super skinny hubs for one. Here's some teaser pics of my progress and materials. I finished the full size drawing this morning and I'm now officially making some sparks, er, I mean sawdust... IMAG5784.jpg IMAG5789.jpg IMAG5794.jpg IMAG5798.jpg IMAG5803.jpg
     
  2. Chad T

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    I see wood but is that carbon fiber cloth next to it? Can't wait to see what else is up the ole sleeve for this one.
     
  3. bikewhorder

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    Ayuh. IMAG5783.jpg
     
  4. OddJob

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    Looking forward to your wooden bike build. As a fan of wood working, and bike building, I'm subscribed.
    RaT oN~! SaW oN~!
     
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  5. OneHorsePower

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    heck yeah! , iam watching this ! i always wanted to do something similar wood/compisite but dont really know how
     
  6. Captain Awesome

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    Watching. I love doing composite work. Wish I had a more proper shop to do it in like I used to
     
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  7. SwissGuy

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    Same here!

    Gesendet von meinem K00Y mit Tapatalk
     
  8. SILVERKINGPC

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    Why not a wood/composite bike? It should be light and quiet too!:cool2: Looking forward to what you have constructed in your mind already Chris..
     
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  9. bikewhorder

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    I thought about just sculpting a frame in foam and wrapping it in carbon but that seemed too easy. I work for a place that builds custom yachts and I'm getting these "scraps" for free! I do the wood work though so that's where my head is.
     
  10. bikewhorder

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    I've been studying wooden bikes and I have to say that so many are design fails. I set out to really rethink the bike frame with wood as the material. It seems like most wooden bikes are clumsy chunky things where the wood has just been substituted for metal like this: 06.jpg


    I really admire bikes like this where the material leads the design and results in fresh new solutions: dezeen_Thonet-Concept-Bike-by-Andy-Martin-Studio_ss_1a.jpg
    Of course wooden bicycles are nothing new. This one has a lot in common with the one above and its from 2 centuries ago. mthu6cdc57e460a87a44287a88436c2faa0a.jpg

    And then there's the marriage of wood and metal which opens up a world of design opportunities (and headaches).

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    I realized last year that my '17 build off bike shape lent itself well to a wooden frame. I've tweaked the design a good bit so its a pretty fresh shape. And I'm aiming to get this bike in at under 40#'s to quiet those critics who called L'Angelo a Fatty. The carbon is going to be used in between the laminates to help strengthen and stabilize the wood. It should have some natural spring in the fork and the "seatpost" to smooth out the ride. I'm actually building this one with the idea that its a production prototype. I know that's a bit of a stretch but hey I can dream right?
     
  11. The Renaissance Man

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    Looking forward to this one!
    Not late to the party, just missed out on most of the bonus month.
     
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  12. bikewhorder

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    Yeah well I figured I needed to bang out a trophy before I could show my face around here again. :bigsmile:


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  13. The Renaissance Man

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    Peer presure.:bigsmile:

    Awesome trophy, thanks again!!!
     
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  14. OddJob

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    And 'BANG!' you did. If the bike prototype doesn't materialize, you could sell that prize to many I'm sure, me included~!
    We could add our own 'shop name' in the black section.
     
  15. The Renaissance Man

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    Not a bad idea, I might need to add TRM to it (with permission from Chris of course).:)
     
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  16. bikewhorder

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    Yeah sure its yours, have at it buddy.
     
  17. OddJob

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    Hey @bikewhorder , 'wood' you fill us in on your progress on this ? Are you still 'lumbering' along?
     
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  18. kingfish254

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    Howzit goin with Woody?

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  19. bikewhorder

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    Thanks for checking in, I'm afraid this may be another off year for me. I haven't even had time to think about it, let alone work on it. Its all I want to do but my "Have to do" list is never ending so I never get to work on the "Want to do" list. Its beyond frustrating. Its absolute torture to have this thing you're burning to make and yet you never have a chance to work on it.
     
  20. The Renaissance Man

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    I completely feel your pain. My 'want to do' list is so long that some things will probably never get done.:(
    Hopefully the clouds will part long enough for you to work this one in!
     
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