Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Talk about anything and everything here within reason.
User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Mar 10 2015 2:46am

warepas wrote:This is my Bambooster.
Hmmm... Another "Bamboost" ebike in the news:
http://www.gizmag.com/bamboost-bamboo-c ... ike/36446/
bamboost.jpg
bamboost.jpg (55.12 KiB) Viewed 3933 times
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Apr 17 2015 2:59pm

"Would you stump up £3,000 for a WOODEN bike?":
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -tree.html
Image

Quote from that page "Trend: Ebikes are becoming hugely popular in Germany, with postal workers using them to help on rounds."
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Apr 21 2015 8:20am

... and yet MORE bamboo bikes. From China via UK report:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/china-bamboo-b ... re-1497380

(Vidio in that link.)
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » May 11 2015 7:56am

ACK! (Just had a horrible thought. In ES thread "Wooden bicycles, lots of pics", perhaps an oversight to miss the Baron???
Image
1817_Draisine.jpg
1817_Draisine.jpg (59.21 KiB) Viewed 3773 times
From here:
https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?page_id=40616
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
spinningmagnets   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 10643
Joined: Dec 21 2007 10:27pm
Location: Ft Riley, NE Kansas

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by spinningmagnets » May 11 2015 10:37am

These would be easy and cheap to make (back in the day). I imagine that the rider when straddling the Draisine would push with his legs on flat ground (as often shown in drawings), then dismount and walk beside it uphill. I suppose the biggest benefit would be in coasting downhill (and mounting cargo to it, instead of a backpack)? Popular enough that it sparked the imagination of many tinkerers to improve it...

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » May 11 2015 1:40pm

Hehe... See ES thread "History of the bike and Power-Assist"
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... f=3&t=1125

... something to do with a thingee termed "climate change".
In Germany, starvation, the slaughtering of horses and a sky-high price of oats impaired transportation, whereupon Baron Karl von Drais came out with his two-wheeled Laufmaschine (running machine) in Mannheim, Germany, on June 12, 1817.
(May wish to pencil that date in... somewhere.)
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
MitchJi   1 GW

1 GW
Posts: 3055
Joined: Jun 02 2008 8:09pm
Location: Marin County California

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by MitchJi » May 13 2015 2:06pm

Hi,

Wood reinforced with carbon fiber, seems like a good structural combination and this is beautiful:
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/carbon- ... ntaba.html
http://www.cwbikes.it/joomla/
Image
Today, wooden bikes have evolved into durable and functional works of art, light years ahead of the earliest bikes created out of wood. Wood has allowed artisan bike makers the freedom to create finely crafted forms, though there are still some who contend that metal is a superior material for making bikes. Well, the wooden bike is getting a boost from carbon fiber in this gorgeous Carbon Wood Bike by Italian industrial design student Daniele Quintaba and his father, a master woodworker.
Image
Seen over at Domus, the Carbon Wood Bike has been painstakingly handcrafted by father and son, out of layers of ash and mahogany wood, and carbon fiber, which have been bent to form a strong, reinforced frame that looks stunning as well.

Weighing 9 kilograms (19.8 pounds) -- relatively light for a wooden frame -- the bike features a carved set of wooden handlebars and seat (might not be too comfortable for the guys, though).

It's definitely one of the classier wooden bikes we've seen, and thanks to the reinforcing carbon fiber layers in this bike, which make it as rugged as any metal frame, its refined, artistic character can shine that much more through its graceful wooden lines.
Image
IMO the wooden seat is a bad idea.
Image
Best Wishes!

Mitch


Buying a new Tesla? Use a referral code and get six month's of free supercharging. Please consider using our referral code:
https://ts.la/lynnem96959

The best quality batteries and lowest priced batteries for DIY EV's are tier 1 OEM Quality Cells from salvaged (wrecked) EV packs. Three examples are Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 packs.

Nissan Leaf Module specs are here
Chevy Volt Pack Info - Salvage 16kwh Packs Under $2k here

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » May 13 2015 3:34pm

spinningmagnets wrote:These would be easy and cheap to make (back in the day).
OTOH, suspect "horses" rode by "dandies" were still... spendy for many to buy and maintain.







(EDIT: For a fun time... maybe Giggle search the WWW Images for phrase "dandy rider". :mrgreen: )



(EDIT (again): Larry is a dandy rider
Image
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
Dauntless   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6771
Joined: May 29 2010 1:49am
Location: Coordinates: 33°52′48″N 117°55′43″W

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by Dauntless » May 14 2015 12:32am

I dunno, I find myself wondering if there could be a wood bike out there that hasn't been posted yet.

Image
Any sufficiently advanced technology is INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC!
- Arthur C. Clarke

User avatar
Dauntless   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6771
Joined: May 29 2010 1:49am
Location: Coordinates: 33°52′48″N 117°55′43″W

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by Dauntless » May 22 2015 7:15pm

Any sufficiently advanced technology is INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC!
- Arthur C. Clarke

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » May 22 2015 10:45pm

Nice Attempt Number Two! (Number One:)
Image
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
The fingers   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6318
Joined: Mar 11 2012 11:22pm
Location: Desert Pacific Cali USA

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by The fingers » May 22 2015 11:00pm

Looks like someone forgot to include a miniature sawhorse for a kickstand. :lol:
Black Schwinn High Sierra
Blue Schwinn Cruiser 5
Blue Schwinn High Plains
Black Fiore Cruzer 5: Amped Warp Drive 26" Front DD/SLA kit
http://ghostbikes.org/
http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
Hebrews 9:27

User avatar
Dauntless   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6771
Joined: May 29 2010 1:49am
Location: Coordinates: 33°52′48″N 117°55′43″W

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by Dauntless » May 23 2015 12:34am

Well, the shot WITH the kids in it will always be better.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC!
- Arthur C. Clarke

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Jun 04 2015 2:06am

"electric stretched wooden beach cruiser" seen on ES "Big Woody":
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 0&p=736043
Image
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)


User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Jun 25 2015 11:06am

Image

Seen at the recent DMY Berlin 2015 Show (winner in the mobility category of the Green Product Award):
http://www.core77.com/gallery/38003/Hig ... erlin-2015

Matthias Broda? Come on down!

(Seen earlier in this thread:)
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 2#p1036044

EDIT: Probably should be careful when a rider goes by to clarify expression "Nice piece of ash!"
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
The fingers   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6318
Joined: Mar 11 2012 11:22pm
Location: Desert Pacific Cali USA

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by The fingers » Jul 08 2015 11:44pm

Black Schwinn High Sierra
Blue Schwinn Cruiser 5
Blue Schwinn High Plains
Black Fiore Cruzer 5: Amped Warp Drive 26" Front DD/SLA kit
http://ghostbikes.org/
http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
Hebrews 9:27

User avatar
Dauntless   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6771
Joined: May 29 2010 1:49am
Location: Coordinates: 33°52′48″N 117°55′43″W

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by Dauntless » Jul 09 2015 1:06am

Getting up around $5k, no, it won't be mine.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM MAGIC!
- Arthur C. Clarke

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Jul 09 2015 7:34am

Dauntless wrote:Getting up around $5k, no, it won't be mine.
Hehe. Yah, "works of art" tend to be rather "spendy". :D

I just had a sorta funky-styled recumbent "cruiser" trike stolen, but figured any thief would have to be amazingly... dumb to take such an "odd looking" thing. Guess I was wrong. :cry:
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Jul 31 2015 12:08pm

Image

I mean, I like a nice piece of ash as much as the next guy... but $11,000???

http://inhabitat.com/would-you-buy-this ... for-11000/
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
The fingers   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6318
Joined: Mar 11 2012 11:22pm
Location: Desert Pacific Cali USA

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by The fingers » Aug 14 2015 8:53am

Black Schwinn High Sierra
Blue Schwinn Cruiser 5
Blue Schwinn High Plains
Black Fiore Cruzer 5: Amped Warp Drive 26" Front DD/SLA kit
http://ghostbikes.org/
http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
Hebrews 9:27

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Aug 15 2015 12:47am

e-raw from France's Expemotion:
Image

These folks:
http://expemotion.com/

As seen on Gizmag:
http://www.gizmag.com/e-raw-electric-motorcycle/38904/

OK, maybe not a "bicycle" but calculated to get some riders a woodie. 80-odd layers of wood laminate. Mmmm...
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

User avatar
Willow   10 kW

10 kW
Posts: 797
Joined: Sep 06 2011 7:42pm
Location: Tasmania

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by Willow » Aug 15 2015 6:29am

LockH wrote:"electric stretched wooden beach cruiser" seen on ES "Big Woody":
http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... 0&p=736043
Image
best one I've seen. just beautiful

User avatar
The fingers   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 6318
Joined: Mar 11 2012 11:22pm
Location: Desert Pacific Cali USA

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by The fingers » Aug 15 2015 11:31am

LockH wrote:e-raw from France's Expemotion:
Image

These folks:
http://expemotion.com/
...
I would hate to slip off the back of that seat, land on the rear tire, and get launched into the rear fender pinch point crotch first at 60 mph. Ouch! :shock:
Maybe they should name it: the E Raw Emasculator. :lol:
Black Schwinn High Sierra
Blue Schwinn Cruiser 5
Blue Schwinn High Plains
Black Fiore Cruzer 5: Amped Warp Drive 26" Front DD/SLA kit
http://ghostbikes.org/
http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
Hebrews 9:27

User avatar
LockH   100 GW

100 GW
Posts: 17464
Joined: Jul 09 2013 11:06pm
Location: Ummm.. Started out in Victoria BC Canada, then started to move around... Oh oh.

Re: Wooden bicycles, lots of pics

Post by LockH » Aug 15 2015 7:27pm

Ouch Ouch (double ouch there). Guess I'd be looking at strapping myself on. (If that's even do-able/practical. Any occasions when a rider suddenly needs to "eject" themselves? Hop off fast?) Ebikes with a seat belt. Hmmm...
ES changed my life (for the waaaaay better).

Eff. June, 2014 Phoenix Ebike Promotions

(Current ride? High speed lawn chair.)
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57408

Phoenix Ebike Promotions conversion kit (work in progress. More drink holders, etc etc)
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=60564

Joined yer local chapter of EA yet?
(Ebikers Anonymous - Where we're all miserable failures, but the parties are hilarious...)

Post Reply