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Using Bamboo To Make Bike Frames

Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:36 pm

Interesting idea to use readily available cheap resources to make bike frames in Africa (and provide jobs)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/8125274.stm

Meanwhile Santa Cruz-based bike designer Craig Calfee was experimenting with bamboo as a material for bike frames.

His prototypes proved that the strength and lightness of the plant made it a great substitute for metal.

As a bonus it had excellent vibration-dampening properties, making it comfortable for riding over long distances.
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