Building a Bamboo Frame

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by shawea, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. shawea

    shawea New Member

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    Hey guys, I saw a few older Bamboo Bike threads in here, but nothing recent, sorry if its repetitive. I am building a bamboo frame, and have found some pretty good resources on instructables and http://blog.bamboobikestudio.com/. I am planning on utilizing the process where I take an older aluminum frame and then cut out the tubes and replace them with bamboo and bind it all together using carbon fiber strands.

    I have 2 main questions for any of you who have undergone this or a similar project.

    1. What kind of bamboo is best and where did you get it?
    2. What are the benefits of using carbon fiber strands vs hemp in your experience. I have seen pros and cons for both. Also does anyone have a good tutorial and how to really apply carbon fiber strands to create a strong joint? That's the part I am most unsure of, and obviously very important.
     
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  2. Eichers

    Eichers New Member

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    Hi shawea, sounds really interesting ... good luck and show us your build at various stages of planning and development :)
     
  3. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Why don't you simply contact the people at the Bamboo Bike Shop for the information?

    • If they are as Earth-friendly as I presume they would like us to think they are then they should also be willing to freely share the particulars.

    Good luck with your project!
     
  4. shawea

    shawea New Member

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    Good idea thanks.

     
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