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  • Premier Icon bratty
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    What they like?

    (I shudder to think of any homebrew ones made by STW types after other threads involving bodging!)

    compositepro
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    I have no idea but theres a guy in the UK that builds them, could forward his details

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Cheers, it was more of a case of idle curiosity though.

    warton
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    asking that on here is like asking if there’s any Catholics in the Vatican…

    JamesH
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    I was actually working for Bamboo Bikes (http://www.bamboobike.co/) until fairly recently. Amazing bikes really! I can put you through to a few different people, or can try my best to answer any questions on here

    This was my bike:

    Bamboo XC Bike by J_Hphotos, on Flickr

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Mate of ours just built his own with the Bamboo Bicycle Club.
    Linky.

    Cost him about £400 for the frame.
    He was very impressed with the set up, the help he received and the facilities.

    He’s happy with the results and is building it up with a Sturmey Archer 8 (I think) speed hub as a town bike.

    He reckons the next one he does will be 100% neater, but he’s ended up with a functional frame of his own design that he built himself.

    Can put you in touch with him if you like.

    Premier Icon bratty
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    Help! I was just wondering what they were like and I’m being pressed ganged into building one!

    Only joking – thanks for the info, but I was just wondering what they were like. They certainly seem interesting though, although I have always pictured myself as a beardy steel frame fabricator).

    What do they weigh? How do they ride?

    Premier Icon somafunk
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    There’s a guy that comes into our shop that built his own, it’s nice to ride and i’d have no worries bout’ using it.

    kcr
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    Not mine; Bamboo, super glue and nylon tights:

    http://skidmarksonthesemmits.blogspot.co.uk/

    He’s got previous. Home made hill climb special, based on a garden clothes drier:

    jay_tht
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    My wife has one had its first ride today.. I only been on it for a shake down ride once I built it up but only cyclepaths seems to rides nice need to give it a full beans ride in a week or so on local loop..

    But Gayle said it was good fun..

    compositepro
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    this was on bikerumour

    http://www.bikerumor.com/2013/02/08/road-to-nahbs-2013-boo-bicycles/

    theres another guy called mark kelly who built an awesome bike out of wood from what i gather it was more to do with being better at vibration damping ..etc than carbon

    bencooper
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    A Flying Gate made out of a clothes drier – brilliant!

    neilm
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    Wouldn’t that make it a Flying Dryer?

    I’m assuming the builders surname is Obree

    kcr
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    Billy Minto. Link to his blog above.

    TurnerGuy
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    All the scaffolding in hong kong was bamboo when I visited recently, so must be strong.

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