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(C|Net)   This is probably the coolest one-of-a-kind wooden bicycle built for two that you'll see this week   (news.com.com) divider line 49
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2007-08-15 10:09:02 PM
Is there anything those Krauts can't do?
 
2007-08-15 10:16:02 PM
Daisy, daisy...
 
2007-08-15 10:57:02 PM
Watch out for those bumpy roads...

/got nuthin'
//pretty damn cool bike!
 
2007-08-15 10:57:17 PM
Holy hell. As an avid cyclist, I am currently in awe...
 
2007-08-15 10:57:44 PM
"Why'd you paint it brown?"

"It's not paint. It's blood from when I cut my hand when I was making it for you."
 
2007-08-15 10:57:49 PM
Kinda neat. tho I bet it's heavy as hayle.
 
2007-08-15 10:58:39 PM
Damn cool bike!! What I wouldn't give for one of those.

/If I had a friend...
 
2007-08-15 11:00:16 PM
very cool.

but the splinters must be pure hell.
 
2007-08-15 11:01:06 PM
That is seriously impressive. There's a wood frame bicycle in the window of bike shop in Chicago. Pretty nifty looking though not totally sure I'd want to ride it.

/Cycle Smithy, on Clark for any curious locals
 
2007-08-15 11:02:22 PM
Anyone want to hop on the other end of my woody?
 
2007-08-15 11:07:36 PM
Hippies.
 
2007-08-15 11:09:20 PM
LAAAAME
 
2007-08-15 11:10:00 PM
"Why'd you paint it brown?"

"It's not paint. It's blood from when I cut my hand when I was making it for you."


thecia.com.au ?
 
2007-08-15 11:10:27 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

"a b i c y c l e ...b u i l t ..... f - o - r ..... ..... t -- w -- o ...."
 
2007-08-15 11:11:41 PM
Brooks saddles & saddlebag to boot.

/impressed
//...in a retro-grouch sort of way
 
2007-08-15 11:13:21 PM
Meh...amateur. Check out this wooden Cadillac...all 4183 pieces of it.

www.tomstrongman.com

Linky
 
2007-08-15 11:14:08 PM
SynthLord: "a b i c y c l e ...b u i l t ..... f - o - r ..... ..... t -- w -- o ...."

2001 goodness. virtual knuckle punch.

/Kubrick rules
//Dr. Strangelove was better, tho
 
2007-08-15 11:17:21 PM
It's sure to attract beaver
 
2007-08-15 11:19:09 PM
Bamboo + carbon fiber

www.bmeres.com
 
2007-08-15 11:19:21 PM
Beautiful job. In my spare time, I like to fashion custom rifle stocks using a similar wood-lamination process, so I really got a kick out of seeing that bicycle.
 
2007-08-15 11:20:14 PM
i.n.com.com
Meh, if he was smart he'd be sitting in the back. The front pedals bear most of the work of driving the chain, whereas the rear pedals contribute next to nothing -- they're just along for the ride. He could even sell it like "No, you should sit in the front... the view is better there! Plus you can steer, and go wherever you want!"
 
2007-08-15 11:23:03 PM
Empress of Blandings Castle

I would join you just because of your fark username.

/I'll change my name to Pongo Twistleton
 
2007-08-15 11:35:53 PM
Meh...it is just the frame. He should have gone further and made the handle bars, seats and front forks from wood. He probably could have done the pedals too if he tried harder.
 
2007-08-15 11:42:05 PM
thalidomide new and improved: Kinda neat. tho I bet it's heavy as hayle.

All tandems are heavy. You won't see but one or two carbons out there because 1 the cost but 2 you have to layer a hell of a lot of c/f on there because the center point has to deal with huge stresses.
 
2007-08-15 11:42:25 PM
Scorched Colon: front forks from wood

On a Tandem? He probably didn't have a death wish.
 
2007-08-15 11:43:57 PM
splinter goes where?

/ yeayeah the seats arent wood
 
2007-08-15 11:47:19 PM
twocents: Empress of Blandings Castle

I would join you just because of your fark username.

/I'll change my name to Pongo Twistleton


Woo-hoo! A fellow Wodehouse fan!! The Empress finally managed a non-imaginary friend! I've proved my parents wrong! They'll be so proud...
 
2007-08-15 11:57:27 PM
Naw man. shiat naw. I believe you'd get your ass kicked for riding something like that.
www.thecobrasnose.com
 
2007-08-16 12:06:53 AM
Cool, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to ride it uphill. That thing's gotta weigh a farking ton, not to mention the biatch you'd be hauling behind you.
 
2007-08-16 12:13:51 AM
Meh. Needs these for realism:

imagesource.art.com
 
2007-08-16 12:14:28 AM
Scorched Colon: and front forks

Why the fark do people say this?! You don't say, "oh, it's dinner time, got to eat with my forks," or "take a left at the forks in the road," so what makes the cycling application any different? You have ONE FORK. Unless you have two bikes, in which case you have TWO FORKS. Not difficult.

random.adam.googlepages.com

/touched a nerve
//I have no life.
 
2007-08-16 12:27:36 AM
www.planearium2.de

/not impressed
 
2007-08-16 12:53:32 AM
As a more traditional engineer, what exactly does a wood engineer do, other than create wood bikes? I know they mentioned the auto industry, but now days they are using computer simulation for designs, rather than wood (former 3D animator).
 
2007-08-16 12:53:40 AM
YouPeopleAreCrazy:

Bamboo + carbon fiber

Love the pic. Amazing idea. Have to look at this.
 
2007-08-16 12:55:57 AM
Almost as nice as this wooden motorcycle
 
2007-08-16 01:02:58 AM
www.allpest.com

*APPROVES!
 
2007-08-16 01:07:58 AM
Oooohhhh. More bamboo bikes right here
 
2007-08-16 01:10:05 AM
That's one slick ride...
DO WANT!

/versus cromoly frames, i wonder how well a wood frame absorbs shock
//it can't be any worse than an aluminum frame, i reckon
 
2007-08-16 01:41:42 AM
StoneColdAtheist: Meh...amateur. Check out this wooden Cadillac...all 4183 pieces of it.

Cadillac made a landspeeder?
 
2007-08-16 02:39:59 AM
C0rf: Why the fark do people say this?! You don't say, "oh, it's dinner time, got to eat with my forks," or "take a left at the forks in the road," so what makes the cycling application any different? You have ONE FORK. Unless you have two bikes, in which case you have TWO FORKS. Not difficult.


Why do people wear a shirt and pair of pants? Why do women wear a bra and a pair of panties? Why do people say "ATM machine"? Why do people say "NIC card"? Or "PIN number"? Why do people call non-Sony RAM "sticks"?
 
2007-08-16 03:19:54 AM
Wooden bikes are being used in Rwanda.
 
2007-08-16 06:17:11 AM
Ed Grubermann: Why do people wear a shirt and pair of pants? Why do women wear a bra and a pair of panties? Why do people say "ATM machine"? Why do people say "NIC card"? Or "PIN number"? Why do people call non-Sony RAM "sticks"?

I weep for humanity.
 
2007-08-16 08:15:24 AM
StoneColdAtheist: that looks sort of like the Tool Car from Ace & Gary
 
2007-08-16 08:33:08 AM
nucular bum: /versus cromoly frames, i wonder how well a wood frame absorbs shock
//it can't be any worse than an aluminum frame, i reckon


I bet it wouldn't be to bad, of course I'm basing this on no knowledge of Bike frames.
But a wooden handled hammer delivers less shock to the hand than a steel one does.
Fiberglass handles fall in the middle.

But as a woodworker I think it is cool looking
 
2007-08-16 09:32:05 AM
www.picvault.info
 
2007-08-16 01:16:43 PM
WhyteRaven74: That is seriously impressive. There's a wood frame bicycle in the window of bike shop in Chicago. Pretty nifty looking though not totally sure I'd want to ride it.

/Cycle Smithy, on Clark for any curious locals


Oddly, I came in here to mention Cycle Smithy.

I suppose I'll be on my way.
 
2007-08-16 02:37:02 PM
The frame weighs 27.5 kg=60.5# plus the metal parts add another 10 to 15 pounds so that is a 70+ pound bike. It's a cool piece of furniture which is how it will be exhibited in the shop, no doubt.
 
2007-08-16 03:21:30 PM
Cool, but let's see:

112 pounds of bike + 300 pounds of riders + a nice drop = a whole lot of momentum for a single disc brake.

If you see it coming, get out of the way!!!
 
2007-08-17 09:31:17 AM
Ed Grubermann: Why do people wear a shirt and pair of pants?

That actually has an answer.

When "pantaloons" were first devised, they were in fact a pair, one tube for each leg that you tied around the waist with a cord or ribbon at the top. Codpiece covered the gap in the middle.

"Pants" and "panties" are simply derivatives of "pantaloons".

OTOH, "ATM machine and "PIN number" and the like make me cringe.
 
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