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August 20, 2009

Bicycling Woodies

When most folks think of Woodies, in the context of a mode of transportation, they think of Wood Bodied Cars and Trucks.

This morning I found a fascinating page, about Wooden Bicycles in East Africa, with pictures, from 2000, of very crude, but effective, hand-crafted bicycles being used by villagers in Africa.

As decribed by the person behind the page, and the collection of related links on the subject, writes..."These locally-made bikes had axles, steering columns, brakes (quite necessary for controlling descents in this mountainous region), and rubber tires."

Check out Wooden Bicycles in East Africa. 

August 20, 2009 in Cycling in Interesting Media Places | Permalink


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