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    Looking for input... again.

    The plan as it stands currently revolves around 1/2" OD carbon tubing for most of the frame other than the down tube and seat tube itself... which will be done with bamboo for a less stiff ride. The steering tube, bottom bracket, rear drop outs, and a short seat tube at the top of the bamboo will all be aluminum most likely scavenged off a junker bike. The idea is to wrap all the joints in a good layering of carbon fiber cloth with epoxy. The bamboo is going to be heat tempered, dry aged and have a foam core. The geometry still hasn't been decided, since I want to find a new frame to steal the angles and measurements from. bikeframe1.JPG This is the basic concept outline minus joint wrapping/geometry. If anyone has additional ideas for this design or problems that need to be addressed that they see etc... please tell me! Thanks in advance.

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    Saw this while making the flickr rounds this morning http://www.flickr.com/photos/64037791@N03/5923856385/ and it made me think of your post. It's kinda sorta similar to what you're talking about.

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    Warning:Annoying to jerks RaleighSport's Avatar
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    wow oh wow! that's freaking gorgeous and way beyond what I'd be willing to attempt right now.. I love the curvature of that frame though!
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