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 Post subject: Wooden bikes -- possible new RANS "renewable bike" lineup?
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Found some fun pics of bikes made of wood in the Phillipines, Africa, and other locales.... A couple samples:

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Notice the foot-activated brake for the rear wheel...

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And here is the Recumbent Bicycle Enthusiasts club of North Phillipines (RBENP)

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Of course, it raises the whole "steel is real" issue -- what tree is the best for bicycle building -- Coconut Tree, Mango Tree, Kawayan or Bamboo, Narra, Mahogany, Ipil-Ipil, or Molave??? Mahogany is Marvelous, Bamboo is Boss... :D

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 Post subject: Re: Wooden bikes -- possible new RANS "renewable bike" lineu
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:41 am 
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Great.
Very green. Solves the recycling problem. Burn the bike and components at end of life to cook a meal or heat your home.

Seriously -- where there is a will there is a way. Thanks for the pics.


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