Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Bike Gets Wood!

photo/article courtesy of Bicycle Retailer Magazine

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Sixteen year-old Marco Facciola built this completely wooden bike for a school project, managing to avoid using any metal at all.

Yes, this wooden wheeled wonder even has a chain and gearing made of wood, held together with wooden joints and glue.

The detail in the free-wheeling ratchet and spacers between the chain links, pinned with tiny dowels, is amazing. Facciola had to complete this as a non-academic project for his International Baccalaureate, and inspiration came from his grandfather, forced to make wooden wheels for his bike during the war due to rubber shortages.


At 1:20 PM, Blogger Vegas said...

SWEEET! That kid is my hero! Check out more pics and his detailed account of the bike build HERE

At 6:58 PM, Blogger timari said...

Ha,ha, you said "wood"

At 5:29 PM, Anonymous freebase said...

i bet my bikes faster

At 5:07 AM, Blogger Sharpie said...

I bet the grammar is slower!


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