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Bamboo bike- Where can I buy frame Parts?

Old 09-23-09, 08:47 PM
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Bamboo bike- Where can I buy frame Parts?

I'm looking into building my own bamboo frame and I need a bottom bracket shell, head tube, and dropouts. Does anyone have any idea where I can buy these parts?
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Nova Framebuilder's Supply

Search this forum for "Bamboo" and there are a couple of threads.
I listed my building supplies fairly throughly in a few of them.
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Nova should be able to set you up. It looked like they just added some dropouts for carbon. I figure you would probably attach them the same way to bamboo. They would also have bb shells and something you could use for the head tube.
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Is the head tube usually just a tube that is machined/threaded, or can one buy a head tube that is ready to go?
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Just hack some parts off an old frame. Its gonna be the cheapest way. Just don't use anything too nice.
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Is the head tube usually just a tube that is machined/threaded, or can one buy a head tube that is ready to go?
They are metal tubes Example.
You cut them to length and machine the interior with a headset chase. Your LBS should have one in their tool chest and can chase it and the bottom bracket shell for you.
A note about bottom bracket shells, they have a right and left side. When you buy one, take it to the LBS and mark which side is which with a grease pencil or something.
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Originally Posted by Rapport View Post
Is the head tube usually just a tube that is machined/threaded, or can one buy a head tube that is ready to go?
They are metal tubes Example.
You cut them to length and machine the interior with a headset chase. Your LBS should have one in their tool chest and can chase it and the bottom bracket shell for you.
A note about bottom bracket shells, they have a right and left side. When you buy one, take it to the LBS and mark which side is which with a grease pencil or something.
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