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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-03-07, 04:25 PM   #1
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Talk about a bike on no ones radar

Check this out. I'm curious to see how one rides.

http://www.mcmwin.com/calfee%20bamboo.htm
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Calfee has been doing those for a couple of years, they were all the buzz when they first came out. Actually suppose to ride very nice, however they are a bit heavy. A bit pricey too... you'd pay several thousand.
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Yea I saw that. I have bamboo across the street from me, and it doesn't cost 2 grand.
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I'd say welding it would be the tricky part.......
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I'd say welding it would be the tricky part.......
maybe gorilla glue?
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Old 02-03-07, 07:19 PM   #6
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maybe gorilla glue?
Actually, they use a carbon fiber bonded lug, or a Hemp fiber bonded lug assembly
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... or a Hemp fiber bonded lug assembly
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I won't even make any type of comment about the joints using hemp. Way too easy.

I do wonder, though, if they'd thought of wrapping the joints in tobacco leaves and calling it the "blunt" edition???

But hey, if you got stranded in the wilderness, you could always burn your bike for firewood to stay warm.
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