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Old 08-14-09, 03:03 AM   #1
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Bamboo Mtn Bike.

I went over to the frame builder section just to see what people can build...


I never thought of Bamboo as a building material..

I guess it works just fine though..

interesting website for those who haven't seen it before.
http://www.bmeres.com/bambooframe.htm

Version 2.0
http://www.bmeres.com/bamboobike2.htm

http://www.calfeedesign.com/bamboo.htm

cool picture.
http://www.calfeedesign.com/Bamboomtnbig.htm

http://www.calfeedesign.com/Bamboomtn.htm

Would you ride a Bamboo bike? *apparently* it's better than Carbon?

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Old 08-14-09, 04:13 AM   #2
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aye...but the real beauties are the wooden road bikes

http://www.renovobikes.com/

some nice pics
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I'd check out Calfee's bamboo road bike.
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I wonder if they make a DH specific version?
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...I never thought of Bamboo as a building material....would you ride a Bamboo bike? *apparently* it's better than Carbon?
Well, the lugs are hemp fiber, so you'd have that going for ya
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whew...
I'd heard of the wood bikes as well as the bamboo...
I've never seen the woodies until now...
OMG OMG SEXY SEXY SEXY...
bamboo is cool but those woodies...
everyone should own one just to put on wall...
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They're doing lots of crazy stuff with Bamboo. Some of Zoic's jersey's are made from the stuff ...
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Wow... those bikes are sexy!

I never even thought that people would actually consider a MTN frame from a tree lol. I always knew Bamboo was tough, but dang... that mountain bike has been tried and true, and raced several times for like 5 years.


I was wondering the same thing Ed, how would it hold up for DH? If they used thicker bamboo (there's a solid species of bamboo... saw that from the frame builders section as well, someone is trying to build a fork out of bamboo, triple crowned.) then it should still be lighter than Aluminum, but just as strong?

Bamboo fibers for clothing wierd!
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I would love to ride my bamboo bike to my favorite place to use my bamboo fly rod.
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I would love to build a bike from wood and ride it to my favorite tidepools.
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I would love to ride my bamboo bike to my favorite place to use my bamboo fly rod.
hahahhaa, ...
I miss fishing..
can't really do it here.
costs to much.
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Old 08-15-09, 08:19 PM   #12
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http://ridemonkey.com/forums/attachm...5&d=1227831854

Apparantly it rides very well. Carbon GT I-drive rear mated to his home-built bamboo front.
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Those look really nice.
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