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trikeman
06-08-2009, 12:13 PM
Take a look a this Giro 20 clone made from wood. At 31 pounds, it weighs less than a real Giro 20 - Wow!

http://www.manytracks.com/Recumbent/EricK.htm

Greenhorn
06-08-2009, 12:34 PM
I'd like to know how he secured the headtube/BB

trikeman
06-08-2009, 12:47 PM
I'd like to know how he secured the headtube/BB

I think he describes it more here (check the tabs), although on one he is using carbon reinforcing. I am not sure sure about the woody. I know he says that he didn't hollow out the wood near the head tube and BB.

http://carbonbent.bravehost.com/intro.html

Radical Brad
06-08-2009, 01:10 PM
I wonder how much the geometry changes on a damp day vs a dry day?

Brad

pcorbett
06-08-2009, 04:30 PM
I wonder how much the geometry changes on a damp day vs a dry day?

Brad


I don't think that's so much of a problem. How about termites, post beatles, and dry rot. Whoa, if thats not enough to worry about, there's the carpenter ants with their wood chaw'en, sawdust spitting mandibles. Then there is molds and lichens. Yeah molds and lichens!

.....................I'm keeping the welder...........less things to worry about........
I can deal with rust.......

Pete

greenevegiebeast
06-09-2009, 12:08 AM
with enough resin and glass mat, there isnt an insect alive that could touch it.

likebikes
07-17-2009, 08:11 PM
The great potential for the woody is that an innercity apartment dweller could build one without special facilities required to weld. Welding experience is not something everyone has or wants and for some a place to weld is equally difficult. There could be a lot of potential builders out there looking for solutions like this and it could really open up some possibilities for creative folks.