Completely Wooden Bicycle
Anyone who’s been through a few cycling books knows that long ago wood was used in many parts of bicycle construction. Primarily utilized in rims, there are nontheless countless examples of bikes of old with wood frames. In the modern era, there are companies such as Calfee using bamboo for high performance bicycles and craftsmen such as Urban Velo contributor Ezra Caldwell creating fenders and handlebars from this renewable material.
That said, I’ve not seen anything that quite compares to the absolutely, completely wooden bicycle made by the young Marco Facciola. Each and every piece is crafted from wood – the frame, the wheels, the freewheel mechanism and even the chain. Including the pins. Quite the display of ingenuity, patience and wood craft. Color us impressed.
Read all about it over at the Lee Valley and Veritas Woodworking Newsletter.