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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby def215 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:16 pm

Mike1 wrote:I once had a bike with a wooden frame, wooden wheels, wooden gears, wooden seat, wooden batteries, wooden controller, and wooden motor.

It wooden go :D

hahaha...good one. i guess something like that wood be hard to build...lol
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby gestalt » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:57 pm

this thread is reminding me of that futurama episode where bender goes "low tech". I have been tossing the idea back and forth of a bamboo ebike based on the utility designs that those calfe guys are teaching people to build in africa

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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Jonathan in Hiram » Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:29 am

Here are a few more I've found..


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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Lock » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:16 pm

Just seems appropriate to add this video here (wooden motor!)


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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Zoot Katz » Tue Nov 10, 2009 1:14 am

Lock wrote:Just seems appropriate to add this video here (wooden motor!)

Revelstoke and other places of the BC hinterland had their own hydro powered generating stations for the nearby town.
The one in Revelstoke had huge wooden gears.
Mills, monasteries and militaries ran on wooden gears and shafts for much of their early history.

A recent show at the Vancouver Museum exhibited a third-world ambulance made of bamboo.
I've seen a few different bamboo trailers, lashed together with inner tubes, roaming Vancouver's streets.
Bamboo is relatively expensive compared to lashed together ladders, lawn chairs, kids bikes and baby trailers from the trash.

Use the materials at hand.
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Jonathan in Hiram » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:31 am

Zoot Katz wrote:Revelstoke and other places of the BC hinterland had their own hydro powered generating stations for the nearby town.
The one in Revelstoke had huge wooden gears.
Mills, monasteries and militaries ran on wooden gears and shafts for much of their early history.

A recent show at the Vancouver Museum exhibited a third-world ambulance made of bamboo.
I've seen a few different bamboo trailers, lashed together with inner tubes, roaming Vancouver's streets.
Bamboo is relatively expensive compared to lashed together ladders, lawn chairs, kids bikes and baby trailers from the trash.

Use the materials at hand.


John Harrison was the man who invented the first marine chronometer, capable of accuracy sufficient to determine longitude. Harrison was originally a carpenter and joiner and created many clocks from wood, one of which, crafted in the early 1720's was at Brocklesby Park, North Lincolnshire. This clock operates to this day, and like his previous clocks has a wooden movement, oak and lignum vitae.

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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby spinningmagnets » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:37 am

Anonymous builder, looks like a construction woorker...

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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby def215 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:24 pm

that is a really good looking wood frame. nice find spinningmagnets

i found this one strange, but i like it for some reason
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oddly shaped if i may say...lol

p.s. looks like a motor could be sneaked into that frame somewhere and hidden into the wedge-shaped frame. i kinda wanna build that thing now...lol
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby 12p3phPMDC » Wed Jan 27, 2010 9:06 pm

Great thread SpinningMagnets!!!

I'm amazed at the ingenuity displayed in this thread... it's awesome :mrgreen:

The old chinese carpenter crank bike seems to be the most resourceful of all the builds....
my hats off to all them. :lol:
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Toorbough ULL-Zeveigh » Fri Feb 05, 2010 5:14 am

a wee bit more involved than a 2x4 slapped across a pair of wheels.

Designer: Monash student Alexander Vittouris
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Whalen & Janssen 1942

Postby Lock » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:35 pm

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At the beginning of World War II, John T. Whalen, with Webster E. Janssen of the Janssen Piano Co., Inc., developed this laminated wood-frame bicycle to conserve critical materials yet provide essential transportation. Wood subsequently proved to be more critical than metal, so the bicycle was not marketed.

The fork, saddle, handlebars, and elliptical frame are of laminated wood. The wheels are of metal, with 36 tangential steel spokes, and are 24 inches in diameter, mounting 26-by-1.375-inch Goodyear tires and tubes.

A New Departure Model D coaster brake is incorporated in the rear-wheel hub, and the drive, by roller chain with metal sprockets and wooden pedals, is on the right side of the frame. Ball bearings are used throughout the machine.

The saddle is unsprung but is adjustable. There are no mudguards or chain guard, and no grips on the handlebars. The machine's weight is approximately 31 pounds.


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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby dingoEsride » Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:39 am

Thanks for the revival of this thread loCk, i'm a carpenter by trade and can really appreciate this stuff and i love that iron horse one, keep 'em coming mate
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Lock » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:26 am

Yer welcome... Hard to imagine a time in the future when we`re surrounded only by plastics and metals...
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Lock » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:40 am

I wooden turn down a chance to take this guys gocart for a spin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsa0rby7T20


It sounds like the wood adds a nice timber to the sound of the electrics...
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Santa Barbara Cruisers The Wood Bike

Postby Lock » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:44 am

This frame looks like it has a lot of room for batteries, and is quick to assemble... less than two minutes!
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby oldpiper » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:52 am

But, this is an e-vehicle forum. I didn't see a pic of a wooden battery or a wooden electric motor (or even ICE) anywhere! Where's the innovation, folks? :(

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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby TylerDurden » Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:54 am

That technique will be the future of ebikes, IMO. Like Lock says, lotsa room for goodies in that pinata.
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Jeremy Harris » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:43 am

Looking at that plywood bike frame, I reckon it'd be pretty straightforward for someone with a CNC router to make easy to assemble kits, a bit like the way stitch-and-glue small boat kits are sold. Plywood has excellent structural qualities when built into monocoque structures like this, plus it's an insulator, handy when it comes to sticking batteries inside the 'frame'.

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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby TylerDurden » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:52 am

I'd expect someone will provide the extrusions for the mech inserts and let communities like this develop open designs for the panels.



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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby Lock » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:39 am

Sven works with wood too:
http://www.stolz-mit-holz.de/index.html

His site doesn`t show off his projects very well, but he`s posted this one video about his "Bulldog" bike:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik5MEh3GAO4


Not an ebike, but the same possibilities for pack storage, and it`s fun to see how he has integrated other electrics into the frame...

Looking forward to seeing watt his new "Pornobike" looks like.

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invention of wooden bike by congolese

Postby Lock » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:24 pm

One good thing w/these wood bikes is they're easy to repair "...just get a rock and hit it..."
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The Splinter: 100% Wooden Bike Land Speed Record... Attempt!

Postby Lock » Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:14 pm

http://www.splinterbike.co.uk/

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The splinterbike site has a page of pics of wooden bikes... eg:
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Probably Australian judging from the number of lightening holes...
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Wonder who'll set the first land speed record for a 100% wooden ebike... It'll have to be a downhill EVent... :D
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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

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Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Postby dingoEsride » Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:56 am

Lock wrote:Probably Australian judging from the number of lightening holes...


Coming up with some beauty's, is that wood looks more like plastic?. keep it up pure class
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