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    Bamboo Bikes

    Anybody else sorta curious how durable the Dylan bamboo bike is?

    I keep thinking about buying one of the SS ones just to see if the frame is durable.
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    Bamboo is recyclable.... the downside to owning one is the price!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    Bamboo is recyclable.... the downside to owning one is the price!
    Then again, so is steel. Alumium too, in fact. I really have to ask, does it offer any actual benefits over any of the conventional frame materials? It seems like for most applications it's a bit of a novelty.

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    Yeah, I wonder what's so cool about them too. (If anything). When I talk about a bamboo bike people always give me the "really? They make those?" reply. The problem with these bikes, as with things like Yuba Mundos, Dahon full size folding bikes, and other less common bikes is that there's no place to try them out. How do you know that it's worth the money? Even if you buy with the intention to return, shipping can be expensive!

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    What if someone set it on fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    What if someone set it on fire?
    What if someone took a plasma cutter to your metal bike?
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    Bottom line: everyone here should listen to Mconlonx... he has it figured out and the rest of you, well, don't.
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    Imagine if steel, aluminium, and carbon grew six to twelve feet a year in thickets that were almost impossible to eradicate.

    In addition to its bio-degradability, weight and tensile properties, that is bamboo's advantage.

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    Its a fashion that came back , now the use of carbon-fiber epoxy composites
    makes the joints sound .

    there are lots of people trying that combination .. Calfee in SF Cal another.

    Its another type of hand made frame..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    What if someone took a plasma cutter to your metal bike?
    Yeah, but what if a panda bear got after your bamboo?

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    You gotta admit - bamboo bikes make a great conversation starter... especially when equipped with "genuine" bullhorn bars:

    Gettin' my Fred on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Yeah, but what if a panda bear got after your bamboo?
    Yeah I'd be leery about touring China on a bamboo bike..
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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Yeah, but what if a panda bear got after your bamboo?
    Fortunately, a panda bear eat shoots and leaves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    Yeah, but what if a panda bear got after your bamboo?
    OK, what if oxygen gets to your metal (not Ti, not stainless) frame?
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    Bottom line: everyone here should listen to Mconlonx... he has it figured out and the rest of you, well, don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    OK, what if oxygen gets to your metal (not Ti, not stainless) frame?
    Uh... bamboo and termites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scroca View Post
    What if someone set it on fire?
    What if it had seeds in it, and the bamboo took over? Seriously, bamboo is the scourge of the northwest ... after black berries. I think the reason they make bamboo bikes is ... something needs to be done with the stuff.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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