Bamboo Bike Frames

Bamboo

A very cool design concept. Now if they can make them out of paper and epoxy you could build something out of a sci-fi book. 4.1 pounds of pretty nice weight for something that should be darn strong. I once had a Fuji Sun Tour bike that weighed in at around 25 pounds and I would have been quite happy to drop a few of those if somthing like this would have been around back then.

Boing Boing: HOWTO build a bike-frame from bamboo

Posted: April 30th, 2005
at 6:11pm by John


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  1. Bamboo bikes are in production at Calfee Design.

    http://www.calfeedesign.com/bamboo.htm

    We’re working on the paper and epoxy model 😉

    Sean

    26 Apr 07 at 4:33 pm

     

  2. […] I got a comment on my post about bike frames made of bamboo today and figured it was worth of a new post The bike is made from Bamboo that has been smoked and heat treated to prevent splitting. Lugs are available in carbon fiber or hemp fiber, for the all-natural look. The chainstays are available in carbon fiber for extra stiffness in the drivetrain. […]

     

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