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Bamboo bicycles are bicycles that use a frame made out of bamboo. Bamboo bikes are notable because of the money they save, as bamboo is a renewable resource.[1]

History[]

The Bamboo bicycle was first showcased on April 26 in 1864.[2] Calfee bikes is the company that mass manufactures them now.[3]

Technical Aspects[]

Bamboo has been made into fixed gear bikes, Road bikes, trail and racing bikes.


Construction[]

Bamboo Is first harvested and then the process of making the frame is in motion. The company then smokes it and heat-treats the bamboo to prevent from splitting.The brake lugs are made of hemp fiber. Then they coat it in a satin polyurethane layer to seal it up.


Features[]

Some of the features desingned in mind when this bike was made were vibration damping, crash tolerence, and the natural look of the bike.


References[]

  1. Lukenbill, Jen. "Bamboo bikes." aboutmyplanet. N.p., 13 Feb. 2008. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. <http://www.aboutmyplanet.com/environment/bamboo-bikes/>.
  2. "Bamboo bicycles-110 years later." Bike bamboo. N.p., 2007. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. <http://www.bikebamboo.com/bamboo_bicycles.php>.
  3. Calfee, Craig D. "Bamboo bike." Calfee Design. N.p., 2005. Web. 22 Oct. 2009. <http://www.calfeedesign.com/bamboo.htm>.



See Also[]

General

  • Bicycles
  • Human powered transport
  • Transportation technology, timeline of

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