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Old 05-03-2019, 02:42 AM
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Hi,

Ever since I have built my RV-4, I could never really resist the thought to design a bike from aircraft sheet metal.
I just love to work with this stuff.
Several other sheet-metal projects followed and finally the bike got finished. It is low weight, super stiff and fast, too.

https://lukasczyk.myportfolio.com/

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Thomas

http://www.rv-4.de/
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Old 05-03-2019, 04:50 AM
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Very cool!
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:45 AM
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Absolutely awesome Thomas. What's the frame weight?

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Old 05-03-2019, 06:49 AM
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Wonderful craftsmanship Thomas.

May we see the other sheet metal projects?
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:27 AM
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That is fantastic. How much does the frame weigh and how well does it ride?
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:32 AM
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Awesome
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:05 AM
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Very unique and cool. Well done!
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:21 AM
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I'm impressed. Any intention to sell plans? I know of one buyer.......
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Old 05-03-2019, 08:42 AM
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Now if that came in a road bike version I could be interested... :P
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:21 AM
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Wouldn't be surprised if the best FOLDABLE bike for the back of an RV gets designed and built by an RV homebuilder. Get right on that and report back!
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