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Old 08-02-10, 07:09 AM   #1
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Bamboo Cargo Bikes

Man, I love innovation. I am sure lots of people will come on and mention why this sucks compared to their Big Dummy or what have you, but I think it is just awesome taht someone is thinking outside the box on this. Bamboosero is making Bamboo bikes, and they now are selling a cargo version.

http://www.bamboosero.com/buy-a-bike...8&cat=9&page=1

They have details on the company at this site as well--it was started by Craig Calfee.
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Old 08-02-10, 12:01 PM   #2
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you are correct.
Craig is an awesome guy
and the bamboo bike gig, is pretty much amazing
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Bamboo has a lot of great properties, BUT I have seen seen bamboo shatter when put under stress in the wrong direction, similar to carbon fiber.

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Bamboo has a lot of great properties, BUT I have seen seen bamboo shatter when put under stress in the wrong direction, similar to carbon fiber.

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Haven't you built some bamboo bikes? Was it one of yours that shattered? Post pics.
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Haven't you built some bamboo bikes? Was it one of yours that shattered? Post pics.
Nope not me, I am a steel is real guy. But I have seen and used bamboo as scaffold and structural building materials during mission trips to Central America.

I believe the guy that built his own bamboo frames was Alan from GA, and I know he had structural failure of some sort.

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Oops sorry I mixed you up with AllenG.
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