Bamboo Frame-Set

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  1. MazdaFlyer

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    I picked up a bamboo frame at VeloSwap in Denver last weekend from the builder. I had a Monarch style springer fork that I mocked up for a possible fit.
    Thinking it could be a future build off project. It’s a custom built frame which according to the last build off rules which would put it into Class 2. Not a high vote getter though based on past BO’s.
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  2. handyandy1100

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    Cool frame. Bamboo makes me think of vintage fishing gear.

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    I've been thinking about bamboo for a fork truss. There is some inherent springiness!
     
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    Bamboo scaffolding used in construction in Hong Kong.
    Bike no so clazy rearee. P3200815.JPG bamboo-scaffolding-2.jpg
     

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  5. Degoragon

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    Bamboo bike? Honestly never knew such a thing existed!
     
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  6. GuitarlCarl

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    That's crying out for a Tiki theme (with grass skirts? :giggle: ) I've thought about fabbing a bamboo cruiser before. There's a lot to it, not just a bundle of old dried bamboo poles...

    I like it.
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    Maybe cheat and do bamboo veneer on a conventional frame? LOL

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  8. MazdaFlyer

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    Yes my first fishing as a kid was a bamboo pole, hook, line, sinker, cork bobber and a worm. Good ole days they were.
    That would be interesting.
    Amazing at the ingenuity and skill put forth there. At our MCB-3 base camp in Vietnam we did a chapel and an non-com club out of traditional bamboo and built by local labor.
    Pretty cool the way they are assembled, almost like carbon fiber builds. A Tiki theme would definitely be a possible outcome.
    I’ve seen some photos of that having been done. Might be easier that way to get the look.


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    Mock-up Version 1.10.


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    TIKI enough I think.
    I've always appreciated your builds for keeping them tastefully done without going over the top.
    I'm sure you know these tags are abundant with many years and colors available.
    I'm liking your mock ups and looking forward to seeing the evolution.
     

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    Mockup Version 1.10.1. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    That's quite the neck... don't think I've seen a bamboo giraffe before
     
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    Not to be derogatory, but a Flintstones build or theme could also be possible. With the right details it'd be pretty cool. Definitely needs a sabertooth seat cover.

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    Still in mock-up with available and found parts. Don’t think I’m out to create a theme bike, just a good rider with a non-traditional look. Not steel, aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, fiber glass, wood, but rather alternative bamboo.
    If this one pans out I might even try my hand at one of the available kits out there.


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