Bam! It’s Bamboo!

Mark just finished his first bamboo bike! It rocks!

Mark's first bamboo bike

Mark’s first hand-made bamboo bike.

He rode it to meet me after work on Friday. He was jumping around on it to test the frame and broke a spoke. but the bike is holding up beautifully. I get one next! He wants to build me a recumbent using pieces of a mountain bike frame with a shock in it. I can’t wait!

Bamboo bicycle by Mark G.

Mark designed and built his own bamboo bicycle.

Isn’t it a beauty? We rode over to Volker on Saturday, then to Sage and Daisy, then to the Westport Coffee House and he had people asking about the bamboo bike all the way. My bike? Not so much. But soon…

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  1. What a creative idea….that is so cool!

  2. Wish I was there to see it! I was out racing…maybe next time I’ll be there!

  3. Hi Britton,

    I’ll tell Mark to ride it over. I picked up some tubes last time. Thanks for saving!

    N

  4. cool bamboo mark. i love the idea of a frame that is wood. are you using twine & epoxy for the joins? i saw calfee at the framebuilders show. interesting stuff. i think the glue smell would be hard to work with.
    keep at it….big grin

  5. Hey there Mark. We met at the brookside farmers market. Here is that youtube link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apaGjPpNlSc

  6. Hey! I’m loving the Bamboo bikes these days. Do you happen to know what species of bamboo your friend uses for making his bikes? They are lovely!

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