Steel might be real…

but this kid is fucking it up wood-style.

16 year-old high school student Marco Facciola built a bike out of wood. I’m talking every part is made out of wood. Pretty damn impressive. “Marco had to complete this as a non-academic project for his International Baccalaureate, and inspiration came from his grandfather, forced to make wooden wheels for his bike during the war due to rubber shortages.

Damn straight. A bike out of 100% wood. Holy Crap, someone get this kid laid, PRONTO !

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“Cuts, scrapes, bruises… all in a day’s riding. Then it’s off for some good german beer in a local biergarten.” Munich, Germany

10 thoughts on “Steel might be real…

  1. As a carpenter, I am amazed at that level of craftsmanship and attention to detail from a 16 yr old. I spent all my free time chasing the muff around when I was 16, actually i still do. Nevermind.
    But damn, that kid’s got a future in Engineering and Manufacturing. Good on ya Marco!

  2. Eh. Big deal.

    I could do that with 2 hands tied behind me back. And drunk as well. Stoned too.

    ha ha

    j/k…..Mighty good show kid. Now take your new found fame and go find some of that there muff that fritzaholic was muttering about.

  3. …notice on the chain how every link pin is held in place w/ a tiny tapered dowel…

    …kids got both vision & an eye for detail…

    …props, young man, props !!!…

  4. Pretty cool work. Poor kid can’t catch a break from the people at that site it’s linked to. Did you read the comments? Jeeze…

  5. …el jefe…actually saw this several days ago when james pointed it out on ‘bicycle design’ but i didn’t read the comments…

    …jeez is right…most of them are a tribute to diminished brain capacity…some are striving for humor (i assume) but, wow, clue nada big time…

    …kid works his ass off, learns mad skillz & everybody’s a critic…welcome to life, kid…

  6. Yeah, those comments make me really depressed to call myself human, but that’s the inherent failure of the internet. people get to slam ideas good and bad from the safety of their fat fucking couch asses.
    I’d bet none of those commenters would call that kid out to his face.
    Not unlike a certain bike snob from the northeast… although I read his drivell daily.