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Hocchiku is a recent discipline of mine. Cycling takes me way back. Searching for some bike parts today, imagine my surprise when I saw these two worlds intersect... (sort of)
I thought the bamboo cutters and flute makers here would enjoy this...
Last edited by dstone (2006-05-05 21:17:12)
That's actually a very nice-looking bike when assembled. If I were into bikes, I'd want one. I wonder if binding the bamboo, as well as lacquering the inside, would help with his possible splitting?
I once saw a bicycle in Thailand that was almost all bamboo, including the tires. I wish I had a pic.
Thanks for the link.
Here's one with a bit more 'funk'...
Built in Thailand a while back. Has a fixed gear, so no brakes on this one...
Be kinda nice to put an utaguchi and finger holes on the rear fender .. problematic I suppose, when using both hands to hit a nice low Ro at speed.
Not to mention the mere fact that the rear fender is not even tubular...
('What is the sound of split bamboo playing?")