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Two very similar plywood bike concepts

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  1. Clancy says

    Nice a simple design. I built a plywood and LVL (laminated veneer lumber) bike in 2006. My design is not tops but the concept is much different. http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11557&p=116151&hilit=woodie#p116151

  2. Greg says

    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 says

      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.

  3. Johann Rissik says

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

    • James Thomas says

      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.

  4. Fuzzy Math says

    2008 is not 5 or 6 years ago

    • James Thomas says

      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.

  5. Pierre says

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

  6. Odair says

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

  7. Keith says

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

  8. Peter kornum says

    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 says

      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.

  9. Ken says

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



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