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#1 2006-05-05 21:16:01

dstone
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Bamboo mountain bike

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...
http://www.bmeres.com/bambooframe.htm

-Darren.

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#2 2006-05-05 22:19:05

kyoreiflutes
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Re: Bamboo mountain bike

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.

-E


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#3 2006-05-06 01:46:57

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Re: Bamboo mountain bike

Here's one with a bit more 'funk'...

http://img68.imageshack.us/img68/783/bamboobicycle23oe.jpg

Built in Thailand a while back. Has a fixed gear, so no brakes on this one...

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#4 2006-05-06 13:04:08

abarefootboy
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Re: Bamboo mountain bike

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.


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#5 2006-05-06 14:31:06

edosan
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Re: Bamboo mountain bike

Not to mention the mere fact that the rear fender is not even tubular...

('What is the sound of split bamboo playing?")

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