Carbon is now the mainstay go-to bike frame, with some preferring titanium or an old school aluminium. There are occasional sightings of bamboo or wooden bikes. For the wooden bikes, most are built in the same way that a piece of furniture might be, in that they are formed from a block and shaped to perform the desired function.  Our feature bike is a little different, the Lyrebird uses hardwood (and a few other materials) wrapped around mandrels to make tubes, which are then joined to form the bike. We have a Lyrebird riding around in the MWCC Bunch, so we thought we would swing a branch over with Rich Gearing.

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