Hand Made Bicycles – with wood!?!?!
This past weekend a few buddies and I toured the Hand Made Bicycle Show at the Oregon Convention Center. Check out my flickr photos for full coverage. One of the coolest bikes that I saw was this one made out of ahollow monocoque wood frame, precision jointed and bonded with epoxy. The guy uses hardwoods like Jatoba, hard maple, ash, hickory, Douglas fir and cuts them to size. A CNC woodworking machine shapes the tubes, then each piece is bonded, detailed, sanded and finished to create something with the grace of a handmade wooden boat or a fine article of furniture. Complete bikes weigh 17 to 20 lbs. They were amazing to see and pick up.