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Just when it seemed like all the 3D printing efforts were going to full size, rideable bicycle, we got this little (pun intended) submission by Reggie Polynice:

I blame Bikerumor on my new obsession. A few months back you ran a story on someone building a miniature bike shop which sparked a frenzy in me.

I’m a concept artist for film and tv, I mostly design props using 3D programs and recently I purchased a 3D printer. After reading the story I thought why not design some frames and make prints for fun. Shortly after that I started seeing an abundance of actual frames (here, here, here, here and here) being printed to scale in various materials.

I’m anxious for the day to come when I’ll able to send a printer/manufacturer a 3d file and get back a frame. The models I’ve been making now are all to scale in preparation for that day…

But for now I’m adorning my studio with models and having fun making and displaying them.

More pics below…


StandwFrameSOLO1

FrameinHand

FrameStandPrimed2

Ht_Fixie

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RM2Ride
RM2Ride
8 years ago

Stuart Little, where are you?

Zap?
Zap?
8 years ago

Pfft. Yet another non standardized part!

J/K, this is some really intricate and neat 3D printed work.

Andrew
Andrew
8 years ago

I wanna see some wheels to scale, too! What printer are you using?

Champs
Champs
8 years ago

I think I speak for everyone when I ask whether that mountain bike frame is for 2.6″, 2.9″, or 65B wheels.

Pete
Pete
8 years ago

Clamping the top tube… tsk tsp…

Ævar
Ævar
8 years ago

tis is ridicilous, who should be able to ride this bike. it is to small…..

Darryn
Darryn
8 years ago

This takes me back to popping manuals and bunny hops with a finger BMX as a kid. Awesome.

C2R
C2R
8 years ago

I could handle forking over the cash for some sweet 2.9er wheels but that 3mm press fit bottom bracket will require a whole new set of tools and that I cannot afford.

Reggie
Reggie
8 years ago

I’m using a Makerbot Replicator 2, Ive also used it to make a dropper clamp and a replacement for an mrp guide, pretty handy….
Wheels and fork next…

jamal
jamal
8 years ago

What is this?? A bike for ants?!?

keville
8 years ago

@jamal

It has to be at least … three times bigger.

generalee2010
generalee2010
8 years ago

@jamal
+1
consequently:
@keville
+1

patrick
patrick
8 years ago

Hey,

Not sure if the creator of these models will see this or not, but if you do hit me up @ pcbyma@gmail.com. Id be interested in purchasing a stand and bike frame as a cool little toy on my desk at work.

biker_kid
biker_kid
5 months ago

how can i get one 🙂

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