Bamboo Bikes

This is just too cool to pass up posting about.  The people at Calfee Design sell bikes made out of bamboo.  I'm a big fan of wood things, particularly if they are finished with only an oil.  These bamboo bikes remind me a lot of what a wood bike looks like, but is probably a lot lighter.  I'd guess that they actually ride pretty nicely, a little bit of give to dampen vibrations, but stiff enough to transfer power?  Sounds like steel, just don't look at the price list!

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    • Mark on August 17, 2007 at 10:21 am
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    On the cool bike front, here is a wooden tandem that looks pretty nice as well. It comes in at a whopping 114 lbs though.

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