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Wooden Bikes Around the World Answered

Instructables member Woodenbikes touts the virtues of making bikes out of wood both here and in person at events like Maker Faire. While the idea may seem odd here in the States, there are other countries where it's not so strange at all as his collection of photos from around the world shows us. Check it out.

Wooden bikes around the world
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Kiteman
Kiteman

12 years ago

Those "truck bikes" look very interesting - given the amount of cargo carried on two wheels, I'm surprised the idea of a cargo bicycle hasn't been pinched by the makers of traditional metal-frame bikes.

(Kicks self)

I forgot - it has, and we have an ible about it!

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creative zen
creative zen

12 years ago

no brakes...that would suck

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Taga-dagat
Taga-dagat

12 years ago

I'm from the Philippines brothers! Those bikes are made especially for the down slopes of the mountains of Cordillera. These are used to carry heavy items, such as logs, from the forest down to their respective villages. The only downside to these bikes is that you must carry it first while you are going up those mountains.

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Brennn10
Brennn10

12 years ago

The bikes from the Banaue region of the Philippines are absolutely amazing. I would ride one of those over any other metal bike any day.

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

The guy at the front needs to increase his head set angle or reverse his forks, he's got no trail :P Nah, seriously, that's a pretty sweet bike, and it makes me think of the mulefa...

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PLUCK YEW
PLUCK YEW

Reply 12 years ago

do you really think so? how long do you think these people have been developing this mode of transport? 28/30 degrees and a leading trail seems to work in practice...

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PKM
PKM

Reply 12 years ago

I know, that first part was tongue firmly in cheek and a reference to an earlier comment about "for the bike geeks, I turned my forks backwards to get more trail".

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Burdott
Burdott

12 years ago

Hey, fungus!

That's one of the of transportations made by mountain natives of Cordillera, PHILIPPINES.
Cool, isnt it?

Burdott-Manila,PHILIPPINES

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

That looks pretty cool, next red bull cart race might have one of these in it...

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Doveman
Doveman

Reply 12 years ago

Awsome idea!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

I missed this years but they do them about half a mile from my house

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 12 years ago

Luuu-cky!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

Reply 12 years ago

Same place I go for a daily cycle