Andrew’s bamboo touring bike build
Released: 8th October 2019
Published by: James Marr
What made you decide to build a bamboo bike?
Was planning a cycle ride across UK and wanted to do it on a bike I had made myself so that I would know how to repair it. Recommended the course by a friend
Did you enjoy building the bicycle from scratch and would you recommend the experience?
Absolutely – and yes. Bit nervous putting the parts together after finishing the frame and needed some help but the frame itself was very straightforward and a lot of fun
What did you find most difficult about your bike build?
Adding the gears and aligning the drop outs after the frame build
What was the easiest part of the build?
The frame during the workshop.
How would you describe the ride of your finished bike?
What would you improve about the build experience or your finished bike?
I would like to have completed the workshop in ½ day sooner and added gears and brakes if possible