Saturday, 19 October 2013
Full Size Wooden Bicycle
One of my friends is into antiques and he regularly gets interesting pieces. This is a full sized Raleigh bike made by an enthusiast in the 1970's and with the exception of the bolts holding the wheels on it is made entirely of wood. I'm pretty sure it's elm and it has developed a nice honey colour over time.
I would guess this would have taken 1,000 hours of dedicated work.
The saddle has a beautifully worked Brooks badge which is also made from wood.
The detail is excellent right down to the brakes and dynamo.
The famous Brooks sprung saddle is faithfully reproduced, the company is still going strong today with a cult following http://www.brooksengland.com/