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Old 01-27-2008, 10:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Guy I know appearing on Letterman: Wooden Bike

Ok, so I don't know him extremely well, but my younger sister does. He goes to my former high school here in Montreal (Pointe-Claire), Quebec.

So basically, he built a bike out of wood. ENTIRELY! not one piece of anything else. He did this for as a personal project that I myself had to do during my last year there. You choose a non-academic project and write a huge paper on it, 4000-6000 words. He was into woodworking and biking, so he combined the two to make this beast!

Somehow, the Letterman people heard about this, one thing led to another and he got invited to a recording to demonstrate his bike on the show.

There have been wooden bikes before, but they were either not entirely wood, or they were not ride-able.

I'm very happy for this guy. Here are some pics:









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Old 01-27-2008, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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LOL! THATS AWESOME!!

good for him, lol and good work by him... I bike and if i had that bike i would probably enter a race just for fun haha




Oh ya... only downside... that seat must be a literal pain in the ***
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wow that is cool! seriously if he has that kinda of skill at his age he can go a long way.
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That is pretty cool and it's amazing he gets to be on Letterman.
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that is really cool
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Oh ya... only downside... that seat must be a literal pain in the ***
Haha...splinters :P

Anyway...very awesome. Never seen anything quite like that, lol.
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I hope he doesn't try riding that sucker in the rain.
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