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Old 05-16-07, 03:41 PM   #1
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The bamboo frame

I thought some of you would get a kick outa this.
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Old 05-16-07, 03:43 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-16-07, 04:05 PM   #4
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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.
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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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