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The one-of-a-kind wooden bicycle

Wooden bicycleWhen most people think of bicycle frames, they have in mind materials running the gamut of aluminum, chrome-moly steel and carbon fiber. Not so a timber technology student in Germany. For his two-wheeled creation, he turned to the beech tree.

More specifically, Jens Eichler got himself some sheets of beech plywood, along with a strong glue (phenol-resorcinol) and some power tools. After a few months of playing with the concept, he set to work in August 2006 on what would become a tandem bicycle he calls "Renovatia."

Three more pictures after the jump.


Wooden bicycle
Wooden bicycle
Wooden bicycle
Link & Image: CNet
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