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Custom Project

Incredible Hand Built Run Bike

Words Ryan Walters
Date May 11, 2021
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A very lucky Vancouver toddler is about to receive what might be the coolest run bike we’ve ever seen - it’s definitely the most exclusive.

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This is a one of a kind machine, with the stem, fork, and frame, designed and built from raw scratch.

A talented local machinist (who was happy to share his work, but wished to remain anonymous), applied his skills in the fabrication of this incredible wooden run bike. He designed, machined and fabricated every component on the bike except the wheels, tires, seat and handlebar.

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A toddler may not appreciate details like Brazilian hardwood at this age, but he or she will certainly be keen on the ride.

The frame is constructed from maple wood, with Brazilian hardwood sandwiched between. After the wood layers were glued and set, the blank was CNC machined into its final swoopy shape. Plenty of hours sanding, buffing and a final coat of gun stock oil brought the frame to its gorgeous finish you see here.

Other custom bits include the aluminum stem and fork - both CNC machined as well and then anodized grey.

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This is the kind of thing that can make a parent feel unworthy.

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Custom flush mount stem and fork with an internal headset. Of course.

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Pretty tough to argue about this modern geometry, but how do you measure reach when there is no bottom bracket?

As much a piece of art as it is a bike, it’s sure to get a lot of attention at the local pumptrack!

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Gunnar-man
+2 Pete Roggeman Velocipedestrian
Gunnar-man  - May 11, 2021, 4:48 a.m.

Pretty damn sweet. Much nicer than a full carbon one.

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Jimothy.benson
+1 Pete Roggeman
Jimothy.benson  - May 11, 2021, 10:15 a.m.

Who says wood isn't carbon!

Agreed, helluva beauty custom job.

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