/ Carbon Fibre or Wood?
It looks absolutely stunning but I am not sure I would trust it on the potholes around here. Mind you, a puncture repair kit and a bottle of Resin W would probably see it back in service after most mishaps.
Flint's a hard wearing alternative
I would love one made of bamboo, mostly to be able to say my bike is made of grass.
For some reason I'd definitely buy one from that man, with how he makes so few per year and has been building boats since he was a young teenager, he somehow inspires confidence.
Carbon fibre goes without saying. Wood will contain unpredictable structures and defects which would lead to handling and safety issues.
Might be ok for some applications but in general no.
Thanks for the link, it looks great.
Have you read "Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy" by Tim Moore? He rides it on a vintage bike with wooden wheels! Good humorous and well written read
That's a very sensible caution, if you look at how the craftsman in the video bonds the thin and flexible layers of wood together, it seems that any defects would be visible during the process of making the frame.
Craig Calfee will build you a nice frame in either carbon-fiber or bamboo
Even the Aussie bananaman is now seeing the virtue of carbon.
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