Journal

Andrews bamboo bike

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?

Very comfortable 

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