Rob’s Wood Frame Bikes

Woodgrain Your Bike.

Over the last couple of years I have seen a number of bikes that are made from wood, or bamboo. The frames look great, but I just kept wondering about weight and durability issues you might run into. I love the look, but like the idea of a modern bike frame made from lightweight metal or even carbon fiber.

Rob’s Woodgrain Bikes, solves my problem by creating a bike that looks like it’s made of wood but isn’t.

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The way the process works is simple. You send Rob your frame, and he hand paints it to look like it is made from wood. You get a gorgeous looking bike, and one that is made from modern structurally sound materials. The process takes about a week depending on Rob’s back log of bikes to paint, and will set you back a cool $1500.00.

If you don’t have a frame to send in, you can buy one from Rob. The Allen frame is a lugged steel track frame and fork. Constructed from double-butted 4130 Cro-Mo steel, it features cast long-point lugs and dropouts. The Allen frames are made exclusively for Alien Bikes, and come in 2cm increments from 53cm to 61cm. Allen features super-tight track geometry for the ultimate in handling and feel. A 53 frame weighs 1900g, fork 740g.