Reader’s Rides: 3D Printed Bicycle Frames, Stands In Miniature

mini bike frame
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

Comments

RM2Ride - 04/25/14 - 2:35pm

Stuart Little, where are you?

Zap? - 04/25/14 - 5:28pm

Pfft. Yet another non standardized part!

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

Andrew - 04/25/14 - 5:28pm

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

Champs - 04/25/14 - 7:49pm

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

Pete - 04/25/14 - 8:51pm

Clamping the top tube… tsk tsp…

Ævar - 04/25/14 - 9:03pm

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

Darryn - 04/25/14 - 9:23pm

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

C2R - 04/25/14 - 10:53pm

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 - 04/26/14 - 8:14am

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 - 04/26/14 - 10:29am

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

keville - 04/26/14 - 9:35pm

@jamal

It has to be at least … three times bigger.

generalee2010 - 04/27/14 - 3:28pm

@jamal
+1
consequently:
@keville
+1

patrick - 05/23/14 - 9:51pm

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.

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