Perhaps this might be an option for ya, Stu, in case you continue to have trouble with your bike build...
From Make magazine's Blog: DIY Wooden Bicycle
Original link: erikbjork.com DIY Bike.
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I don't know Art...this one looks a lot more comfy. See more here
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
From the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival 2009