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    The bamboo frame

    I thought some of you would get a kick outa this.

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by low8all
    I thought some of you would get a kick outa this.
    Actually, they ride pretty nice! Awesome bikes, but a tad expensive.
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    You've riden one or owned one?

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    Twenty years ago I made a rack for the back of my motorcycle out of bamboo. It was very strong and survived an accident. Bamboo is an amazing material.

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    What I like is the fork he put on his bamboo frame.

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    Ridden one. It rides a lot like Carbon Fiber frames. A friend in Fort Wayne has one. They built bamboo bikes in India for years, by the way.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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    I made a 3 feet tall frame backpack out of bamboo for week long hiking trip in mountains - it worked great and I used it for years to carry big loads around.

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    Geez, and they say that the feel of a carbon ride is wooden...

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    ehhh, the one Calfee makes is a lot nicer.

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    Cool. i would have expected it to be a little lighter, as did the builder apparently, though I suppose you've gotta use some pretty hefty pieces of bamboo. And it is classy in my eyes. I was expecting a road bike though. When I saw the full build I was a bit surprised

    Anyone know the vibration dampening properties of bamboo?

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    It looks like sex on wheels and I don't know why.

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