Custom Handmade Wooden Electric Bicycle Prototyping : Renaissance Bikes

Electric Bicycles are one type of PEV, or Personal Electric Vehicle. We have really enjoyed working with Paul Huddleston on these prototype iterations for his Wooden Electric Bicycle Project. His product brand, Renaissance Products Group will be brining these wood e-bikes and hardwood manual bikes to market in 2018.

This E-Bike is made from sapele wood which is very moisture resistant. If is often used in boat making. Each bike half is one inch thick, cut on our large format gantry CNC. Profiles, pocket cuts for weight relief, internal tubing, steering and seat columns are cut as a mirror image. Once the halves are glued together with a marine epoxy the total thickness of the bike is two inches. Except for a little additional strength is added to the side of the steering column making that two and a half inches.
This model uses a Bafang BBS02 mid drive motors. A 48v Panasonic 13.5 m hour batter in medium power assist mode will run about 40 miles.

Click here to read more about custom wooden sapele electric bike prototyping v4.
Click here to view our progress on sapele electric wooden e-bike prototyping v5.

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Maker Brian Williford with Wood Bike v4
Maker Brian Williford with Custom Handmade Wood Bike v4