Two very similar plywood bike concepts

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    • James Thomas June 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm -  Reply

      Yep…I mentioned at least one of those a couple years ago.

      Here is one more to throw in the mix.

  1. Greg June 23, 2011 at 11:14 pm -  Reply

    Why would he go to the trouble of changing it as he did to make it less attractive? At a glance his design is more practical.

    • James Thomas June 24, 2011 at 8:36 am -  Reply

      If you are referring to the shape of the two ply pieces….yes, his design is probably more practical. I’d love to ride it and feel how the frame flexes. It looks like a very well built prototype.

  2. Johann Rissik June 24, 2011 at 4:34 am -  Reply

    Yours is more elegant and his seatpost-to-top-plank junction is problematic. Now please stop CADding and make one;)

    • James Thomas June 24, 2011 at 8:37 am -  Reply

      Yes, I should make one…just need to find the time. I guess that is why the design has been sitting in a folder for years.

  3. Fuzzy Math June 24, 2011 at 7:46 am -  Reply

    2008 is not 5 or 6 years ago

    • James Thomas June 24, 2011 at 8:40 am -  Reply

      Ha, ha! 2008 is when I posted the sketches and did the rendering. The original sketches were drawn quite a bit prior to that; probably around 2005 or 2006.

  4. Pierre June 24, 2011 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    In my opinion, this is just a coincidence. Your design, James, is indeed much more refined and elegant.

  5. Odair June 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    Bicicleta é um transporte ecológico, seja qual for o seu design

  6. Keith June 27, 2011 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    Both designs look really cool. Would look forward to both bikes getting beyond the prototype stage.

  7. Peter kornum June 27, 2011 at 12:08 pm -  Reply

    Fishing for praise, for somthing you dident bother finishing…. Take the high road…. Your design is great… But imagine the amount of work he put in to actually make it work… Just look at the dementions of the plywood etc.

    • James Thomas June 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm -  Reply

      I was not fishing for praise at all. The post was just my initial reaction to seeing a very similar design to one I had posted previously. As I wrote in my update though, I am glad to see that he made a working prototype (an nice one at that) and I acknowledged that the similarity between the two designs could very well be a complete coincidence.

  8. Ken July 5, 2011 at 9:14 am -  Reply

    i have a question,if your weight up to 100kg,
    can it support for that?

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