A working bicycle made of wood


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/10/17/a-working-bicycle-made-of-wood.html


#2

That is very cool. Two things: I’d want some kind of rubber for the tires…that front tire was wobbling something awful - and some type of cushion for the seat. Secondly, I’d love to do this, but it would require far more patience than I have.


#3

Splinters. Splinters everywhere.


#4

I would rather ride a bamboo bike.


#5

You could probably have a springy wheel using curved slats instead of spokes; joined at the edge to make a smooth rim. I was going to say a bit like the Lunar Rover tires, but I have just googled them and they are not like I remember.


#6

I actually yelled “dude, get a router” when I saw the Dremel sander come out.


#7

Ultimate hipster fixie :see_no_evil:

I was more surprised at the box cutter as a chisel, that is not even a power tool and can probably be bought for under 10 $ or €. And shouldn’t those pegs fit more tightly into the hole? He didn’t even need the hammer half of the time…


#8

Apparently so he could escape from the forest.


#9

That brief downhill ride was probably the last it will ever take. This is just a piece of art meant to resemble a bicycle. Consider the weight of all that plywood and the solid dowels, together with the fact that there are no bearings.


#10

I WOOD not ride this bike, because it is just one big BAMBOOzle. Okay, you can kick me now. Thank you.


#11

Me, standing in front of a blazing bonfire, talking to detectives…

Don’t you see? There’s no way I could have walked 25 miles there and back in 3 hours time to murder that man. I don’t even have any personal mode of transportation!


#12

Saw a little something like that in a museum once, dating back to around 1900. Might have been this one:
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Pic from https://www.revolvy.com/page/Wooden-bicycle .


#13

Also consider that all but the most gentle turns will dump you on your side, doubly so for braking.


#14

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