bonding bamboo with steel
i have a hankering for a bamboo bike. not for any perfomance reasons, i just like the aestetics of such a bike. that and i fancy a new project to work on.
i have a old ratty mountain bike. im thinking about cutting the BB, headtube, dropouts, seat clamp away from the existing steel tubing and bonding them with new bamboo tubes.
what is the best technique to achieve a strong join between these two materials?
the origional steel tubes are 1" diameter, so the bamboo could either sleeve the tubes on the inside or out.
what do you guys think?