19,198 • home-made wood bike. ride as free wheel as well as fixed depending of my mood.
Frame is hollow core multi-laminated wood sandwich made from ash and ipé.
It is stiff but dampens vibration. the frame is light: 3.1kg but strong.
The fork is also handmade using airex foam and 12K carbon fiber polymerized under vacuum in a plywood mold for only 427g.
The wheelset is a bit basic: guipemme A40pista but strong enough to handle my 95kg frame and playful mood.
The bike is noiseless, stiff and fun to ride… I cannot ask for more
the project took me 37h of work without a workshop using a bandsaw and hand plane and loads of abrasives.

velo-1.jpg Gael's Wood Bike