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Bamboo Homebuilt Track Frame

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Home built tanakae bamboo with hemp composite joints, carbon chainstays and titanium hardware

Chris King

Here is my second bamboo homebuilt frame. The photo is from the S.E. Bamboo Festival. You can see the first one I built (that I use daily as a courier) next to my wife, Joslin. The geometry is track. The bamboo is Tanakae, and the joints are hemp composite. The chainstays are carbon fiber this time for increased lateral stiffness. All hardware is titanium. It would look nice with polished aluminum parts, but I can't afford to build it up right now.

The frame is hanging up at Hearn's bike shop in Asheville, NC if you live close by and would like to see it. My email is: [email protected] in case you want to write.

People who friended this bike mr.2ter, rRooster, Joshua A.C. Newman, FIXMASTER, mr_blonde373, zzpza, crazyboot, Astediks, tracksloth, Dirty Tiger, Alia, sakaname, delao, trc, kentjohnson00, HoldenShreds, iamsomeguy, yo_guytano, xAlejandrox, velocepedestrian

bike couriers in asheville

bike couriers in asheville eh? huh, how about that. and on a fixed gear eh? sounds awfully slow for asheville

That looks magnificent. I'm

That looks magnificent. I'm ashamed to say I've yet to start on my own similar project. Where did you get the chain-stays or are they home-made?

So cool

That is such a great bike. And Your wife looks cool too. This is Lang, just in case you though it was getting creepy :)


Its even creepier... :)


I gotta say...

pretty cool, but i want bigger pics, some built up.

Oh, and I will take one...

Bamboo track frame

Thanks for commenting. Yeah, I need to take some closeups, I agree. I hope to be selling on a very limited basis by December '08. I just want to get a couple more frames under my belt before I do so, because I've learned so much from the process. And I've got to get some framebuilder's insurance. Right now, I can't afford to build it up unfortunately. I built it for myself and would love to be riding it, but I am still unsuccessfully trying to kill my first frame. Look for a website (Grassroot) in December.

Keith Young

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